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Swiss Charge 3 Suspects in Global Phishing Case

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Swiss prosecutors say they’ve charged three people accused of illegally obtaining data on at least 133,600 credit cards with computer fraud following their extradition from Thailand.

The Swiss attorney general’s office said Tuesday that the group for years earned a living from the unlawful procurement and fraudulent online use of credit card data. It said that “credit card holders around the world and Swiss financial institutions” were affected.

The three allegedly obtained the data through so-called phishing attacks, using emails, websites and text messages.

Prosecutors say they operated from October 2009 until they were arrested in 2014 and 2015 in Bangkok. They were then extradited to Switzerland, where they are currently in pretrial custody.

The Swiss say it’s the first indictment in the country in a global phishing case.

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How do you measure success when it comes to stopping Phishing attacks?

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Last week, Duo Security released a brief report on their Duo Insight tool for Phishing assessments. In all, 11,542 employees (400 companies) were tested, and 31-percent of them clicked the link that was included with the assessment email. Worse, … [Continue reading]

LBJ: ‘Convince the Lowest White Man He’s Better Than the Best Colored Man’

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Claim: President Lyndon B. Johnson once said, "If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you." … [Continue reading]

Have you heard about VISHING?

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Vishing (voice phishing) is the act of using the phone in an attempt to scam you into compromising private information that will be used for identity theft. The fraudster usually pretends to be from a legitimate business, and fools you into thinking … [Continue reading]

Revenue warns tax professionals of phishing scheme in software …

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The state is warning tax preparers of an email scam that steals customer data.The scam pretends to be a notice for an important update for tax preparation software. The link and software download seems legit — but once the employee runs the “update,” … [Continue reading]

Employees Continue to Fall for Phishing Bait

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5 Security Steps to Protect Users from Ransomware What would you do if nearly a third of your employees were making mistakes that could cause serious harm to the company? According to findings by Duo Security, that’s exactly what is happening with … [Continue reading]

Teacher’s No-Homework Policy a Viral Sensation

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A note from a Fort Worth, TX second-grade teacher informing parents that their children will not have formal homework assignments this year this year has gone viral after being shared by one of the parents on Facebook. The note, signed by Godley … [Continue reading]

Woman defrauded of thousands on Gumtree

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Johannesburg – A 23-year-old woman appeared in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Friday for alleged fraud, the police said. Police spokesperson Captain Augustinah Selepe said Roxanne van Wyk allegedly defrauded a woman on Gumtree. “The … [Continue reading]

Virginia Server Gets Racist Note Instead of Tip

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Brooke Binkowski is an award-winning journalist and researcher. She has written and produced for CNN, CBS, NPR, the Globe and Mail, AJ+, the Christian Science Monitor, and various other outlets. Brooke speaks two languages well and five languages … [Continue reading]

Fishy email could be phishing scam – Tribune

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Fishy email could be phishing scam … [Continue reading]

Book Review: Phishing for Phools – CFA Institute Blogs

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Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception. 2015. George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller. Reviewed by Lisa R. Goldberg “This crisis has reminded us that without a watchful eye, the market can spin out of control.” — President … [Continue reading]

Dozens Dead, Injured in Turkey Wedding Party Attack

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At least 30 people have been killed and more than 90 wounded in an attack in southeastern Turkey, not far from its border with Syria: ?Death toll rises to 30 in #Gaziantep attack,#Turkey ? — Mete Sohtao?lu (@metesohtaoglu) … [Continue reading]

Beware the Bogus Chemists

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In a Hawks’ Commercial Crime Unit intelligence driven operation on Thursday 18 August 2016 led to the arrest of a 34-year-old male nurse in Sekororo village, just outside Tzaneen, for operating a pharmacy without a license as well contravention of … [Continue reading]