Fraud, Cyber Attacks, and Phishing Follow Christchurch Attack


Opportunistic actors are seeking to turn a quick profit from the tragic events last week in Christchurch, New Zealand, by engaging in online scams or by spreading malware embedded in content related to the gruesome attack.

Almost 50 people lost their lives in the Christchurch shooting, prompting nation-wide support for those affected. More than NZ$8 million (US $5.5 million) were raised from more than 100,000 contributors through donation pages set up on Givealittle and LaunchGood crowdfunding platforms.

Celebrities like Madonna, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, and Ashton Kutcher also helped the cause on other a GoFundMe page set up by Guy Oseary, Madonna’s and U2’s manager, who donated US $18,000. Rugby player Sonny Bill Williams partnered with non-profit MATW Project to raise funds for the victims.

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Source: Bleeping Computer