Potential Hurricane Dorian scams are at the forefront of a number of recent cybersecurity-related news items, which also include fraudsters taking advantage of new European authentication measures, leaks at the cosmetics firm Yves Rocher and more Facebook data-related exposures.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warned users to remain vigilant for malicious cyberactivity targeting Hurricane Dorian disaster victims and potential donors.

“Fraudulent emails commonly appear after major natural disasters and often contain links or attachments that direct users to malicious websites,” said the agency in a Wednesday news release. 

CISA suggested users exercise caution in handling any email with a hurricane-related subject line, attachment or hyperlink. In addition, users should be wary of social media pleas, texts or door-to-door solicitations relating to severe weather events.

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).

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