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Chile earthquake scams and bad people

Post by admin » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:16 pm

We were just passed this quote about a problem with web sites taking advantage of the distaster and manipulating Google search engine results:

http://www.sophos.com/blogs/chetw/g/201 ... eo-attack/

"Only hours after the earthquake and resulting tsunami from Chile, hackers began manipulating search results to direct people seeking information on the event to infected webpages. Exercise caution as to where you get information on this tragedy. Chester Wisniewski describes what happened after he saw a suspicious site listed second on a Google search: 'It appears to be a normal website with information and videos about different Asian tsunamis over the past few years. It is difficult to tell whether this particular page was SEO-optimized, or was an innocent victim of a malicious script. SophosLabs got back to me that this page contains some obfuscated malicious JavaScript that we detect as MAL/ObfJS-R. This script was appended after the normal code on the page'"
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Post by admin » Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:56 pm

We have a report of some idiot starting a false rumor in vina del mar about a Tsunami coming, and it spread to thousands of people evacuating the coastal area of downtown vina. A relative of ours was there and started running with all the people before they discovered it was fake.

It was just the normal tide going out with a full moon. I can understand people being jumpy, but....
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Re: Chile earthquake scams and bad people

Post by cafecreme » Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:11 pm

The bomberos were driving around the streets a few hours ago with a message through a loudspeaker. We couldn't work out exactly what they were saying from our balcony but as soon as we turned on the TV, it made sense - they were warning people about the false rumour.

Sickening.

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Post by Steph » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:21 pm

Just saw on CNN that one person died from a heart attack after hearing the false rumour of the tsunami. Tragedy upon tragedy. :cry:

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Post by admin » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:38 pm

Thread on the robbery by people posing as workers inspecting the building at the Pulse Santiago:
http://www.allchile.net/chileforum/topic3982.html

Thread on the airlines that are refusing to assist people stranded inside and outside Chile:
http://www.allchile.net/chileforum/topic3986.html
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Re: Chile earthquake scams and bad people

Post by admin » Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:21 am

This is a scam web site:

The telethon is NOT asking for volunteers, this website is false:
http://tv.fedusm.cl
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