So, a (long) while ago I wrote about the Haiti earthquake, with some commentary about the intersection between natural disasters, Black Hat SEO, scare tactics for education in good security practice, plus some links relevant to the earthquake. Well, I'm certainly not ashamed of that blog, though I haven't thought about it for a long time,
From my friend Rob Slade. He was writing at the time of the Haiti earthquake over a year ago, but the advice still stands, and not just for those who are uncomfortably near all those fault lines that seem to have been particularly restless in the last year or two. Thoughts on Haiti, Olympics, and
My colleague Urban Schrott, from ESET Ireland, wrote a nice feature article for our monthly ThreatSense report (which should be available shortly on the Threat Center page at http://www.eset.com/threat-center) on seasonal scams. As the scam season is starting to get into full swing, we thought it might be good to give it a wider audience here.
A little over a week ago we received a comment in response to David Harley’s blog post that read as follows: InterNations – the Network for Expatriates and Global Minds! The Internations Management has decided to donate 10 Eurocents to Haiti for each text message! Text "Haiti" to: +xxxxxxxxxxxx Spread the Word!
Update: more resources I picked up on a security list just now (I'm drowning in email here!) Apologies for any duplication. Update 2: more additions below. @imaguid pointed out in a microblog that there's a pattern to the use of social engineering around disasters like the Haiti earthquake: "first comes the tragedy, then malware purveyors exploiting the