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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/6/2005 9:10:44 AM EDT
had to happen, right?

SUBJ/MC OP ADVISORY 023-05 INTERNET SCAMS EXPLOITING THE HURRICANE KATRINA TRAGEDY.//
POC/OPERATIONS CENTER/WATCH OFFICER/OPERATIONS/TEL:/TEL://

GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. PURPOSE. THIS MESSAGE PROVIDES A WARNING TO MARINE CORPS USERS OF THE THREAT POSED BY INTERNET SCAMS THAT ARE ATTEMPTING TO EXPLOIT THE HURRICANE KATRINA TRAGEDY.

2. BACKGROUND. FRAUDULENT E-MAIL AND WEB SITES THAT OFFER ASSISTANCE TO VICTIMS OR PROVIDE NEWS ON THE DESTRUCTION ARE ATTEMPTING TO SCAM PEOPLE AND INFECT COMPUTERS WITH MALICIOUS SOFTWARE. SOME BOGUS E-MAILS ASK PEOPLE TO CLICK ON A PAYPAL BUTTON TO MAKE A DONATION. OTHER E-MAILS ENTICE PEOPLE TO CLICK ON LINKS TO WEB SITES WHICH TRY TO EXPLOIT A VULNERABILITY AND INSTALL
MALICIOUS CODE.

3. DISCUSSION.

A. DO NOT CLICK ON HYPERLINKS SENT VIA E-MAIL.

B. LEGITIMATE RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS HAVE A NONPROFIT TAX ID THAT CAN BE VERIFIED AT WWW.IRS.GOV/CHARITIES/INDEX.HTML.

C. REPUTABLE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ARE ALSO LISTED ON THE FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) WEB SITE AT WWW.FEMA.GOV/PRESS/2005/KATRINADONATIONS.SHTM

D. IF YOU RECEIVE AN E-MAIL THAT APPEARS TO BE A SCAM, DO NOT FORWARD THE EMAIL OR THE ATTACHMENT. REPORT THIS E-MAIL TO YOUR COMMAND'S INFORMATION ASSURANCE MANAGER (IAM).

E. MANY OF THESE SCAMS EXPLOIT WELL-KNOWN VULNERABILITIES. A COMPUTER WITH A CURRENT ANTIVIRUS SIGNATURE FILE AND WITH PATCHES FOR ALL KNOWN VULNERABILITIES IS LESS VULNERABLE TO THIS TYPE OF ATTACK.

4. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS OPERATIONAL ADVISORY CONTACT THE WATCH OFFICER AT DSN:, COMM://

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