cNet’s News.com reports that malicious code-writers are among the bad actors taking advantage of the public’s sympathy for Hurricane Katrina victims. At least one spam campaign draws people to a fake web site that pretends to offer information about disaster. Instead, users who arrive at the web site receive a Trojan horse virus. Another scam involves asking people to donate money through PayPal, but these donations are routed to individuals rather than reputable charities.