Hurricane Rita Scam Patrol
A trusted source tells me that the federal government is partnering with Internet service providers, anti-spam groups, anti-virus companies, several domain name registrars and a handful of foreign governments to form the "Hurricane Rita Task Force," a group dedicated to rooting out Web sites and individuals who seek to profit by pretending to raise funds for would-be victims. The preponderance of scams perpetrated in the wake of Hurricane Katrina prompted U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales to outline a series of anti-fraud priorities for the FBI and the Justice Department.
Security Fix is not yet at liberty to divulge all of the groups participating in this effort, but right now we can say that those keeping watch include US-CERT (CERT stands for Computer Emergency Response Team), the Israeli CERT, the SANS Internet Storm Center, anti-phishing company Websense and the Spamhaus Project.
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