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U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Warns Users About Potential Malicious Cyber Activity Following Hurricane Dorian

On September 9, 2019 in County News, Emergencies

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity targeting Hurricane Dorian disaster victims and potential donors. Phishing emails commonly appear after major natural disasters and often contain links or attachments that direct users to malicious websites.

Users should 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.

To avoid becoming victims of malicious activity, review the following FTC and CISA resources and take preventative measures:

And remember, always think before you click!