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Archives for 09/02/2017

MacEwan University Phishing Scam: A Cautionary Tale

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The Canadian university was defrauded $11.8M as a result of an elaborate phishing scam A university in Edmonton fell victim to a phishing scam that cost it nearly $12-million. MacEwan University discovered on August 23rd that it had been bilked out of 11.8 million dollars after its staff failed to verify the legitimacy of emails, […]

Racist Twitter Trolls Pose as Houston Looters

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The Houston Police Department says very little looting occurred during the first week of flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, citing a total of 18 arrests in the nation’s fourth-largest city as of 1 September 2017. You might not have received that impression if you’re a heavy Twitter user, however, thanks to the proliferation […]