Last Updated: 2010-01-14 00:20:27 UTC
by Joel Esler (Version: 3)
While we, at the ISC, do not assume that the domains being registered are malicious in nature in any way, we always take note of domains being registered near a disaster. Simply from people parking the domains.
However, inevitably, some of these domains wind up being malicious in nature, and while we don't assume that all of them will be, it does happen, and it's unfortunate that spammers and phishers prey on people attempting to provide relief for those in need. Especially during such a devastating disaster as this was.
As I said, we are already seeing a bunch of domains being parked in relation to the Haiti disaster, and we are going to attempt to keep an eye on them all to warn our readers of anything possibly misaligned.
Some tips from the FBI: http://www.fbi.gov/pressrel/pressrel10/earthquake011310.htm