Katrina e-mail scams emerge

Computer users are being urged to be on guard for a bogus e-mail that pretends to offer news updates about Hurricane Katrina as a means to infect their PCs. The malicious e-mail gives a brief news bulletin on the disaster before urging people to click "read more" and be taken to the full story on a website.

Yet once directed to the website, a virus is sent to the user's computer.

People are also being told to watch out for fraudulent e-mail scams pretending to raise cash for Katrina victims.

A number of IT companies have already pledged donations to help victims of the hurricane, Press releases here:

View: IBM | Cisco Systems | Microsoft

News source: BBC News

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