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Archives for 04/25/2017

Gauteng residents lose the most to credit card fraud

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Gauteng residents lose the most to credit card fraud: While Gauteng is the most affected province when it comes to card fraud, Sabric's latest Card Fraud report highlights how rampant the crime is …: Google Alert – Fraud 3 things to know about Huber Heights 'large-scale' credit fraud: Huber […]

French presidential frontrunner’s campaign hit by phishing attempts from Russia-linked hackers

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French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron has qualified for next month’s runoff election, but a Russian government-linked group seems to eager to slow down the campaign’s progress. According to research from cybersecurity firm Trend Micro, members of the hacking team known as Fancy Bear — called Pawn Storm by the report’s author — created phishing domains […]

Is Russia-Backed ‘Fake News’ Now Being Used in French Elections?

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In the days, weeks and months leading up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, a coordinated network of automated social media profiles known as “bots” helped spread what has become known as “fake news” — a term that was popularized once the intelligence community announced their consensus belief that the Kremlin interfered with the election […]