With each real world event—good or bad—there seems to be a wave of malware that accompanies it. Whether it’s a hurricane or a new royal baby, you can always expect spam laced malware to follow. With the birth of Prince George it is no different.
There has been an alarming number of Facebook posts, Tweets, emails and Web sites falsely promising “exclusive” and “first access” to images and other coverage on the new prince. These scams and malware are designed to steal confidential and personal information as they infect your PCs and mobile devices.
Users should always beware of scams and malware and phishing attempts, especially when driven around any popular story whether it is local to the US or the world. These best thing to do, for example, if you want to donate money to a hurricane relief is to contact the American Red Cross via their organization’s website (www.redcross.org). Also, if you want to read the latest news about a story such as the royal baby, you should visit a legitimate news source (www.bbc.co.uk or www.npr.org).