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DHS warns of potential cyber scams tied to El Paso, Dayton shootings

August 7, 2019

Via: The Hill

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Tuesday warned internet users to watch out for potential “malicious cyber activity” that seeks to take advantage of the shootings over the weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

Specifically, DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recommended that users should “exercise caution” in opening emails or email attachments that refer to either of the shooting incidents, which together led to the deaths of more than 30 people and to dozens of injuries.

CISA noted that these emails and attachments could direct users to malware-infected websites.

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