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Archives for 01/14/2018

Don’t get hooked: Anatomy of a phishing attack

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It seems like almost a daily occurrence that I get an email or a phone call from someone who has either been victimized by a phishing attack or is seeing something unexpected on their computer and is not quite sure what to do about it. For IT pros, this trend should be deeply concerning. Even […]




False ‘Ballistic Missile Threat’ Alarm Startles, Frightens Hawaiians

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This is a developing story. On the morning of 13 January 2018, a shocking emergency alert went out to phones all over the state of Hawaii: The text of the alert read, in all capital letters: BALLISTIC MISSILE INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. The matter was complicated by anxious […]




False ‘Ballistic Missile Threat’ Alarm Startles, Frightens Hawaiians

Fraud Alert:

This is a developing story. On the morning of 13 January 2018, a shocking emergency alert went out to phones all over the state of Hawaii: The text of the alert read, in all capital letters: BALLISTIC MISSILE INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL. The matter was complicated by anxious […]




Over 100 foreign suspects in telecom fraud nabbed in Philippines

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Over 100 foreign suspects in telecom fraud nabbed in Philippines: Over 100 foreign suspects in telecom fraud nabbed in Philippines. More than 100 suspects believed to be from Taiwan and China were arrested in the Philippines on Saturday for their alleged involvement in fraudulent telecom activities …: Google Alert […]