Patterns have shown that increased scam activity often follows public health emergencies or natural disasters, like Hurricane Henri. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently alerted users to watch for increased malicious cyber activity, such as links to apparent news alerts that actually connect to infected websites or fraudulent emails containing donation requests branded to look like a legitimate emergency relief organization (e.g. the Red Cross).
CISA has provided several resources for organizations and affected persons to help avoid falling victim to a disaster-related scam in the aftermath of Hurricane Henri. Read the alert and CISA recommended preventative measures below.