Looking for Japan’s earthquake news? Don’t fall for fake search results

Last week we told you about how to avoid
fake donation websites
and emails if you want to help Japanese earthquake
and tsunami victims.

Eweek
reports
that cybercriminals have also started using Japanese earthquake
related search terms to lead people to their malicious websites. These
fraudulent websites show up in search results of people looking for news and
information about the earthquake. If you click on these sites, you might be
infected with software that could steal your personal information or might make
your computer display fake
virus alerts
that trick you into paying for a fraudulent product or
service.

Here are two free ways to help protect you against these
fraudulent search results:


 

About the Author
Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »

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