View Full Version : Virginia Tech tragedy - phish

2007-04-18, 02:38

- http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2652
Last Updated: 2007-04-17 22:14:57 UTC ~ "There has been a flurry of domain registrations related to the Virginia Tech tragedy, as reported by GoDaddy and other registrars. While some of these are undoubtedly well-intentioned organizations joining in the outpouring of support for the friends and family of the victims, others are likely to be opportunists who want to cash in on the suffering of others.
Be on the lookout for a rash of spam & phishing coming from these leeches. If you receive a plea for donations, check the organization out closely before opening up your e-gold, Paypal, Visa or other account or providing any personal information. In some cases the phishers may use voice, fax, email and websites to dupe generous and thoughtful victims into disclosing valuable information...
Here is a blog listing the above godaddy sites, and linking to other related blogs:
Please, if you believe that you have received a phishing email, submit it to the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) - http://antiphishing.com/report_phishing.html "

> http://www.us-cert.gov/current/#phish
added April 17, 2007

- http://www.theregister.com/2007/04/19/virginia_tech_malware_attack/
19 April 2007 ~ "... No human tragedy these days is complete without accompanying malware and scams from hackers who have no qualms about making money out of other people's misery. Past malware and spam campaigns have taken advantage of headline breaking news stories such as Hurricane Katrina, the Indian Ocean tsunami, the Concorde aircrash, and terror bombings in London."

> http://www.sophos.com/pressoffice/news/articles/2007/04/virginia.html