Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Email Scams, Fake Anitvirus and Phishing Attack Warninghttp://www.us-cert.gov/current/index.htmljapan_earthquake_and_tsunami_disaster
added March 11, 2011 at 10:14 am
US-CERT would like to warn users of potential email scams, fake antivirus and phishing attacks regarding the Japan earthquake and the tsunami disasters. Email scams may contain links or attachments which may direct users to phishing or malware-laden websites. Fake antivirus attacks may come in the form of pop-ups which flash security warnings and ask the user for credit card information. Phishing emails and websites requesting donations for bogus for charitable organizations commonly appear after these types of natural disasters.
US-CERT encourages users to take the following measures to protect themselves:
Do not follow unsolicited web links or attachments in email messages.
Maintain up-to-date antivirus software.
Review the Recognizing Fake Antivirus document for additional information on recognizing fake antivirus.
Refer to the Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks document for additional information on social engineering attacks.
Refer to the Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams (pdf) document for additional information on avoiding email scams.
Review the Federal Trade Commission's Charity Checklist.
Verify the legitimacy of the email by contacting the organization directly through a trusted contact number. Trusted contact information can be found on the Better Business Bureau National Charity Report Index.
US-CERT will provide additional information as it becomes available.
Text messageA hoax SMS text message claiming that radiation may hit the Philippines, following explosions that have rocked Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, have caused such a problem that authorities in Manila have issued an official denial.Fukushima radiation hoax SMS message spreads in Philippines – Naked Security
The text of one of the hoaxes that is being spread via SMS messages reads as follows:
"BBC Flashnews: Japan gov't confirms radiation leak at Fukushima nuclear plants. Asian countries should take necessary precautions. Remain indoors first 24hours. Close doors and windows. Swab neck skin with betadine where thyroid area is, radiation hits thyroid first. Take extra precaution, radiation may hit Philippines."
However, the BBC has issued no such news flash, and the Philippines' Department of Science and Technology has published a statement asking people not to believe the hoax:
人を助けるために既にいくつかの団体、企業、組織が立ち上がり寄付活動を行っています。こういうのを見ていると、何か暖かいものが体の中で膨らんできて、「日本人って本当に素晴らしい！」と感動します。ただし、非常に残念な事に (腹立たしいことに)、このような大規模なニュースが発生すると、大体の場合、続くのがフィッシング (オンライン詐欺) です。地震も憎いが、フィッシングも憎い – 日本のセキュリティチーム