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Archives for 08/01/2017

State fraud and waste calls continue upward trend

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: State fraud and waste calls continue upward trend: RICHMOND (WINA) – The Virginia Office of the State Inspector General shows calls to the “state fraud, waste, and abuse” hotline continues a …: Google Alert – Fraud Security and fraud prevention: Security and fraud prevention. Customer security is the number […]

How to Shake the Hook After a Phishing Attack

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Phishing is a key part of the threat actor’s toolkit, especially to get cyberattacks off the ground. As noted by Dark Reading, some estimates suggested that 91 percent of all cyberattacks start with a phishing attack. This shouldn’t come as a surprise given the increasing sophistication of automated security tools and the reliable social pressure […]

Marine Stabbed by Shoplifter?

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CLAIM A shoplifter who stabbed a Marine collecting Toys for Tots was then whomped by other Marines. MOSTLY TRUE RATING MOSTLY TRUE ORIGIN <!– [Collected via e-mail, February 2011] SAS Stop Clumsy Thief Perth, Australia An SAS trooper collecting toys for children was stabbed when he helped stop a suspected shoplifter in east Perth. The […]