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Archives for 04/15/2017

Aluminum Giant Faces Fraud Allegations, Credit Squeeze

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Aluminum Giant Faces Fraud Allegations, Credit Squeeze: Fraud allegations prompted China Hongqiao Group's accountant to suspend its audit, raising the specter of an investigation and credit crunch for a …: Google Alert – Fraud Former Olympian wanted for fraud, missing 527 days, turns self in to Victoria police: Victoria […]

Callisto Group hackers targeted Foreign Office data in phishing scam, cybersecurity firm says

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The UK Foreign Office was targeted by a group of determined and well-funded hackers over several months last year.  Research published by cybersecurity firm F-Secure suggested the attack was a “spear-phishing” campaign in which people are sent targeted emails with a link to a false login page to trick users into giving up their username […]

Origins of the Guillotine

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A common rumor holds that Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, the Frenchman who invented the guillotine, was also eventually executed with the device. But as the Dictionary of Eponyms notes, “Dr. Joseph Ignace Guillotin (1738-1814) did not invent the guillotine, did not die by the guillotine, and all his life futilely tried to detach his name from […]