While DHS warns of Harvey cyber attacks, Trump praises aid effort

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has warned Americans to remain vigilant of the potential for “malicious cyber activity” including fake requests for donations by cyber criminals as the aftermath of a Category 4 hurricane continues to affect the southern state of Texas. 

DHS’s computer emergency readiness team issued the alert on Monday, urging computer users “to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to capitalize on interest in Hurricane Harvey.”

 The alert warned users “to exercise caution in handling any email with subject line, attachments, or hyperlinks related to Hurricane Harvey, even if it appears to originate from a trusted source.”

“Fraudulent emails will often contain links or attachments that direct users to phishing or malware-infected websites” the statement read, reminding users that “emails requesting donations from duplicitous charitable organizations commonly appear after major…

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