Due to the recent increase in disasters, malicious actors have already begun scamming people under the guise of helping those affected by these events.
These scams generally take the form of fake websites, phishing, increased social engineering activity, and malware associated with the high profile event.
For instance, there have already been 743 domain names registered with the name “Irma.”
To keep yourself safe and to ensure your resources actually go to those suffering during these events, consider following these guidelines:
It is highly likely that more scams and malware will follow over the course of the recovery period, so Internet users should exercise caution before opening related emails, clicking links, visiting websites, or making donations to relief efforts.