WASHINGTON (AFP) — The cybersecurity arm of the Department of
Homeland Security (DHS) warned on Friday that Web scammers were seeking
to take advantage of the deaths of Michael Jackson and Farah Fawcett.

said it is “aware of public reports of an increased number of spam
campaigns, phishing attacks, and malicious code targeting the recent
deaths of Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett.”

“Email messages
may attempt to gain user information through phishing attacks or by
recording email addresses if the user replies to the message,” said
US-CERT, the operational arm of DHS’s National Cyber Security Division.