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Archives for May 2017

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Investors …

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The following statement is being issued by Levi Korsinsky, LLP: To: All persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired common stock of Alliance MMA, Inc. (“Alliance MMA”) (NASDAQ:AMMA) pursuant and/or traceable to the Company’s Stock Offering on or about October 6, 2016. You are hereby notified that Levi Korsinsky has commenced the […]




Area 1 Security stops phishing campaigns before they become attacks

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This column is available in a weekly newsletter called IT Best Practices. Click here to subscribe. Anyone who has spent any amount of time trying to secure their organization’s endpoints or network would not be surprised to learn that phishing is now the #1 delivery vehicle for malware and ransomware. According to Mandiant, phishing was used […]




Men Probing Ivanka Trump Brand in China Arrested, Missing

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SHANGHAI (AP) — The arrest and disappearance of three labor activists investigating a Chinese company that produces Ivanka Trump-branded shoes in China prompted a call for her brand to cease working with the supplier and raised questions about whether the first family’s commercial interests would muddy U.S. leadership on human rights. The men were working […]




N2.19bn lost to payment fraud in 2016 – Report

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: N2.19bn lost to payment fraud in 2016 – Report: The electronic payment space transaction fraud rose by 82 percent in 2016 with an estimated N2.19 billion lost to cyber criminals. This is contained in …: Google Alert – Fraud Police seek public's help in solving Tulsa fraud case: Tulsa […]




Phishing Scam: Emirates airline probes fake online survey | Zawya …

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Sorry, we can’t find the page you are looking for. It looks like this was the result of either: A mistyped address An out-of-date bookmark in your web browser A broken link on our site A broken link on a search engine results page A broken link on someone else’s page Some things to try: […]




Was Scott Baio Killed in a Small Plane Crash?

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CLAIM Actor Scott Baio died in a small plane crash on his way to play golf with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN Actor Scott Baio, 56, is alive and well, despite a 29 May 2017 report that originated on the web site Last Line of Defense to the effect that he was […]




Tax commissioner Chris Jordan launches ATO review following fraud case

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Tax commissioner Chris Jordan launches ATO review following fraud case: Tax commissioner Chris Jordan has announced an internal review of the Tax Office's policies and procedures following news that one of its highest …: Google Alert – Fraud No system is infallible: ATO boss on tax fraud: ATO Commissioner […]




Phishing through homographs: Letters that look alike but lead you astray in some browsers

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When is an “a” not necessary the “a” you think it is? When a browser shows it as part of the URL in the location or smart-search field. Due to the late entry of non-Roman characters to domain names, a backwards-compatible method of representing them aids phishing. Unicode allows the representation of nearly all the […]




How to Drink All Night Without Getting Drunk

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EXAMPLE I Eighty-eight milliliters of 80 proof vodka, diluted with 80 ml. of water are consumed by a young, 160 pound adult woman, within 5 minutes. The alcohol content in the breath, directly proportional to the blood alcohol level, is measured periodically until the level falls below 0.002%. The experiment is repeated, with the same […]




Insurers warn over 'cash-for crash' fraud as number of claims being declined for suspected fraud rises

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Insurers warn over 'cash-for crash' fraud as number of claims being declined for suspected fraud rises: Organised fraud accounts for much of the new injury fraud companies detect, while Aviva found the majority of fraud it detects is now from third parties …: Google Alert – Fraud Huge fraud […]




Investigation into phishing attack at Augusta University – WFXG FOX …

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The Versatility Project held its 1st annual Community Day at the Augusta Commons on May 27.  The Versatility Project is a community band that share interest in music and arts. And their inspiration is Augusta. The project wanted to share their passion with the CSRA through dance, music, and a acting. Organizers say it is […]




Investigation into phishing attack at Augusta University – WFXG FOX …

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The Versatility Project held its 1st annual Community Day at the Augusta Commons on May 27.  The Versatility Project is a community band that share interest in music and arts. And their inspiration is Augusta. The project wanted to share their passion with the CSRA through dance, music, and a acting. Organizers say it is […]




Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Clinton by Benghazi Families

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton by the parents of two Americans killed in the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, ruling the former secretary of state didn’t defame them when disputing allegations that she had lied. The lawsuit also alleged the former Democratic presidential candidate’s use of […]




Pension scheme fraud investigation

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Pension scheme fraud investigation: A fraud inquiry has been launched into pension liberation schemes, which encouraged savers to invest their retirement pots in self-storage units.: Google Alert – Fraud City police to probe fraud case in Nashik: Vadodara: A team of city police will be visiting Nashik and […]




DOI Phishing Attack Compromised 8 Gmail Accounts

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A phishing attack in January  2016 gave hackers illegal access to the Department of Interior network through remote logins on at least eight Gmail accounts, according to a report released May 24 by the Office of the Investigator General at DOI. The OIG began its investigation in January 2016 and ended in November 2016. Because […]