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Archives for 10/09/2017

Why Africans need to understand phishing – IT

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Phishing is the term used when a cybercriminal sends some sort of electronic message to trick one into doing something doubtful. The “fishing” metaphor refers to the impression of getting one on the hook and then reeling one in, writes Harrish Chib, vice-president: Middle East and Africa at Sophos. The criminals behind this kind of […]

States Sue Opioid Manufacturers for Fraud Over Overdoses

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: States Sue Opioid Manufacturers for Fraud Over Overdoses: The federal government may not yet have a plan to combat the nationwide opioid crisis, but many state attorneys general are doing their part by …: Google Alert – Fraud 'Love & Hip Hop' Star Off the Hook for Identity Fraud […]

New York City Businesses Targeted With Homophobic and Racist Fliers

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The New York Police Department and Brooklyn’s district attorne are investigating an early October 2017 episode in which several businesses in Brooklyn and Manhattan were targeted with anti-semitic, homophobic and racist leaflets.  A spokesperson for the NYPD told us that nine businesses in total were targeted, including a kosher bakery in Borough Park, Brooklyn, three law […]