Potential email scams over Japan earthquake and tsunami

On Mar 11, 2011, at 9:28 AM , US-CERT wrote:

US-CERT Current Activity

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Email Scams, Fake Anitvirus and
Phishing Attack Warning

Original release date: March 11, 2011 at 10:14 am
Last revised: March 11, 2011 at 10:14 am

US-CERT would like to warn users of potential email scams, fake antivirus and phishing attacks regarding the Japan earthquake and the tsunami disasters. Email scams may contain links or attachments which may direct users to phishing or malware-laden websites. Fake antivirus attacks may come in the form of pop-ups which flash security warnings and ask the user for credit card information. Phishing emails and websites requesting donations for bogus for charitable organizations commonly appear after these types of natural disasters.