Hurricane Season Means Disaster-Related Scams

hurricane-dorianJune 1 marks the official start of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns users to remain on alert for malicious cyber activity targeting potential disaster victims and charitable donors following a hurricane.

Fraudulent emails—often containing malicious links or attachments—are common after major natural disasters. Exercise caution in handling emails with hurricane-related subject lines, attachments, or hyperlinks. In addition, be wary of social media pleas, texts, or door-to-door solicitations relating to severe weather events.To avoid becoming victims of malicious activity, users and administrators should review the following resources and take preventative measures.

If you believe you have been a victim of cybercrime, file a complaint with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) at

KnowBe4 has new phishing templates available focused on Hurricane-related scams. We listed all of the templates below: 

Google: Hurricane Relief Funds (Link)

HR: Join [[company_name]] in supporting hurricane disaster relief efforts (Link) (Spoofs Domain) (Branded)

[[state]] Disaster Recovery Program: Hurricane Debris Removal (Link) (SPF)

You can also be able to search the template by the template name. It's important to implement new-school Security Awareness training to ensure users are aware of these related scams.

Let's stay safe out there! 

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