Hurricane Florence Cybersecurity/Email Scams

September 15, 2018


Please be cautious of any emails that look suspicious, especially ones that are asking for personal information, donations or payments.

An increasing amount of hackers are taking advantage of Hurricane Florence to send phishing emails “that contain embedded malware or attempt to redirect users to infected websites,” according to a recent announcement from the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC).

For example, utility companies don’t “require payment to restore electricity after a natural disaster,” per Scott Aaronson, vice president of security and preparedness at trade group Edison Electric Institute.

You can read the entire article about this by clicking or copying and pasting the following URL in a new browser:

https://www.cyberscoop.com/hurricane-florence-scams-hacking-phishing-ms-isac

Please note IT Service Desk phone support is only available Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. while the University is under Condition 2 (suspended operations). For official University information regarding Hurricane Florence, please go to emergency.uncc.edu.