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Beware of phishing emails from fake courier companies: SingCERT

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SINGAPORE: It may look like a legitimate email from “DHL Express”, but click on the attachment and a malicious code would be downloaded onto the recipient’s device, infecting it with malware.  Reports of such phishing emails from fake logistics companies have been on the rise recently, the Singapore Computer Emergency Response Team (SingCERT) warned on Friday […]




Did 5.7 Million ‘Illegal Immigrants’ Vote in the 2008 U.S. Election?

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CLAIM Credible evidence suggests that 5.7 million illegal immigrants might have voted in the 2008 election. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN On 20 June 2017, the Twitter account of the morning show “Fox  Friends” tweeted a significant sounding bit of news: As many as 5.7 million illegal immigrants might have voted in the 2008 election, report finds. A […]




Did 5.7 Million ‘Illegal Immigrants’ Vote in the 2008 U.S. Election?

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CLAIM Credible evidence suggests that 5.7 million illegal immigrants might have voted in the 2008 election. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN On 20 June 2017, the Twitter account of the morning show “Fox  Friends” tweeted a significant sounding bit of news: As many as 5.7 million illegal immigrants might have voted in the 2008 election, report finds. A […]




RUN SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong …

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NEW YORK, June 22, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Law Offices of Vincent Wong announce that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of investors who purchased Sunrun Inc. (“Sunrun”) (NASDAQ:RUN) securities between September 10, 2015 and May 3, 2017. Click […]




Too smart to fall for a spear-phishing message? Think again

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Let’s face it, phishing attacks—where cybercriminals disguise their malware-laced digital messages to give the appearance of official communiqués—are way more successful than anyone would like. Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) states: “There were a little over 1,600 incidents and more than 800 breaches featuring social actions in this year’s [2016] corpus (all external […]




Can the Bite of a ‘Reverse Zombie’ Tick Make You Allergic to Red Meat?

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CLAIM The bite of a rare breed of tick most commonly called the lone star tick can cause itching, stomach cramps, breathing difficulties, and an allergic reaction to red meat. TRUE RATING TRUE ORIGIN Spring and summer 2017 saw a rash of media reports warning of the spread of a rare tick whose bite, in addition to causing skin […]


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25% of Australian companies hit by phishing attack this week

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Australia The phishing attacks against Australian energy customers grew yesterday with Mailguard reporting an enormous number of phishing attempts made centered on fake Origin Energy bills.  The attack is one of the largest recorded by MailGuard despite the fact that it ran for only a short period. Mailguard estimates the attack began around noon and […]




Did Hillary Clinton Tell FBI’s Mueller to Deliver Uranium to Russians in 2009 ‘Secret Tarmac Meeting’?

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CLAIM Then-Secretary of State Clinton ordered then-FBI Director Robert Mueller to deliver highly enriched uranium to the Russians in a secret plane-side meeting in 2009. MIXTURE RATING MIXTURE WHAT’S TRUE On behalf of the U.S. government, Robert Mueller delivered a sample of highly enriched uranium confiscated from smugglers in Georgia to Russian authorities for forensic […]




Nigerian-phishing scammers are after IP and network plans – IT

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Attackers behind a recent surge in phishing and payment-interception attacks on industrial companies are also stealing victims’ project and operational plans, as well as diagrams of electrical and information networks, according to a report by Kaspersky Lab’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team. Such information is not required for the attackers’ primary money-making scheme, […]




Was the Passage of Obamacare Just as Secretive as GOP Efforts to Repeal It?

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CLAIM Complaints about the lack of transparency behind the creation of a bill to repeal Obamacare are hypocritical because the Democrats were just as bad when they passed Obamacare. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN In May 2017, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the existence of a thirteen-man working group crafting a Senate bill aimed at […]




Next Steps for Phishing Attack Victims

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UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: uky.edu/uk4ky. #uk4ky #seeblue […]