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Disgusting: Hurricane Gustav Scam Preparations Begin

It looks like the most unscrupulous among us are preparing to rip off innocent victims of Hurricane Gustav and the well-meaning who want to help them.

The following Gustav-related domains have been registered in the last 24 hours:

aidforgustav.com
gustav-recovery.com
gustav08.com
gustavcharities.org
gustavcharity.org
gustavcontractor.com
gustavdonation.org
gustavdonations.com
gustavdonations.org
gustavfund.org
gustavjamaica.com
gustavsecurity.com
gustavsupport.com
gustavupdates.com
gustavvictims.com
gustavvolunteers.com
hurricanegustavrecovery.com
hurricanegustavresponse.com
isurvivedgustav.com
killergustav.com
officialhurricanegustav2008.com
reliefforgustav.com
trackgustav.com
trackgustav.net
victimsofgustav.com

Update

aid4gustav.com
cleanupgustav.com
cleanupgustav.info
cleanupgustav.net
cleanupgustav.org
contributegustav.com
contributiongustav.com
donate2gustav.org
donationgustav.com
givetogustav.com
givetogustav.org
gustav08.info
gustavadjuster.com
gustavadvocacy.com
gustavadvocacy.net
gustavadvocacy.org
gustavaftermath.com
gustavaftermath.info
gustavaftermath.net
gustavaftermath.org
gustavaid.us
gustavaidnow.org
gustavalert.com
gustavangels.org
gustavassistance.com
gustavcare.com
gustavcare.org
gustavcleanup.com
gustavconstruction.com
gustavcontractors.com
gustavcontractorsstore.com
gustavcontribution.com
gustavcuba.com
gustavdestruction.com
gustavdisaster.com
gustavdisasterfund.org
gustaverelief.com
gustavevacuation.com
gustavevacuation.info
gustavevacuation.net
gustavevacuation.org
gustavevacuations.com
gustavfund.net
gustavgear.com
gustavgetaway.com
gustavgive.com
gustavgive.org
gustavhelp.info
gustavhelpers.com
gustavhelpers.info
gustavhelpers.net
gustavhelpfund.com
gustavhelpfund.org
gustavhelpinfo.com
gustavhelpinfo.org
gustavhouston.com
gustavimages.com
gustavinfo.org
gustavla.com
gustavlive.com
gustavlouisiana.com
gustavmississippi.com
gustavmodels.com
gustavnow.com
gustavpeoplesearch.com
gustavpeoplesearch.net
gustavpets.com
gustavphotos.com
gustavpics.com
gustavpublicadjuster.com
gustavreferrals.com
gustavreferrals.info
gustavreferrals.net
gustavreferrals.org
gustavrefugees.com
gustavrefugees.net
gustavrefugees.org
gustav-relief.com
gustavrelief.net
gustavrelief.us
gustavreliefhelp.us
gustavreport.com
gustavsolidarity.org
gustavstorm.biz
gustavstorm.us
gustavsucks.com
gustavsurvivor.org
gustavsurvivors.com
gustavtrack.com
gustavupdate.com
gustavvictims.info
gustavvictims.org
gustavvictims.us
gustavvideo.com
gustavwiki.com
hannaclaim.com
hannaclaimhelp.com
hannaclaimshelp.com
hannafund.com
hannasurvivor.org
help4gustav.com
help4gustav.org
helpgustav.com
helphurriancegustav.org
helphurricanegustavvictims.com
huracangustav.net
huracangustav.org
huricane-gustav.com
hurricane-gustav.info
hurricanegustav2008.net
hurricanegustav2008.org
hurricanegustavaftermath.com
hurricanegustavaid.org
hurricanegustavblog.com
hurricanegustavcare.com
hurricanegustavcontractor.com
hurricanegustavdisaster.com
hurricanegustavfacts.com
hurricanegustavforum.com
hurricanegustavfund.com
hurricanegustavhelp.com
hurricanegustavhelp.org
hurricanegustavinfo.com
hurricanegustavinfo.org
hurricanegustavinformation.com
hurricane-gustav-recovery.com
hurricanegustavrelieffund.com
hurricanegustavstories.com
hurricanegustavstory.com
hurricanegustavvictims.com
hurricanegustavvictims.net
hurricanegustavvideo.com
hurricanegustavvideos.com
hurricanevictimsgustav.com
hurricangustav08.com
neworleansgustav.com
rebuildinggustav.com
rncgustavfund.com
rncgustavrelief.com
rncgustavrelief.net
rncgustavrelief.org
stormhanna.com
supportgustavvictims.org
survivedgustav.org
thegustavblog.com
tsgustav.com
waitingforgustav.com
wwwgustav.com

Observation made by Marcus H. Sachs/SANS: several of the sites are just parked with a “for sale” sign on them, it’s only a matter of time before the “donate here” buttons start showing up.

Be on the lookout and if you want to give or receive help, go through reputable agencies like the Red Cross.

Sources: PCM Security Watch, SANS Internet Storm Center

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August 31, 2008 - Posted by | Advisories, Alerts, Friends, News, Recommended External Security Related Links, Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

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