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Why 2017’s Phishing Attacks Teach Us All to Beware

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At the end of 2016, we claimed it was the year that phishing went mainstream. Yet the first half of 2017 has seen the main ‘stream’ turned into a torrent. In Q1 alone, Kaspersky Labs products “blocked 51 million attempts to open a phishing page.” That same report found that 1 in 8 attacks targeted […]




Fox News Hits Back at Lawsuit Over Botched Seth Rich Story

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Cable giant Fox News is asking a federal judge to toss out an August 2017 lawsuit brought against it by contributor Rod Wheeler, the central figure in a now-retracted report that murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich — not Russian hackers — had breached the DNC e-mail system and leaked internal messages to document-dumping site WikiLeaks […]




Phishing: These are the days of the week when you’re most at risk

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amnachphoto, Getty Images/iStockphoto Companies face different security threats depending on the day of the week, with fraud and phishing peaking mid-week and more malicious code detected on a Monday. A report from security company eSentire found the biggest number of security threats are detected on weekdays, largely because that is when workers are at their […]




Did a Pieology Pizzeria Employee Write ‘F*ck the Cops’ on a Police Officer’s Receipt?

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On 18 September 2017, the spouse of a Torrance police officer posted an image to her personal Facebook account showing a receipt from Rancho Santa Margarita-based pizzeria chain Pieology on which an employee had evidently typed in the phrase “Fuck the cops”: The image quickly went viral, and although many viral images are altered, this […]




White Paper: Office 365 and Fighting Phishing Attempts

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I do not believe that a day goes by when most email users receive some form of a phishing email in their inboxes. It is obviously a lucrative business for spammers and phishers because I don’t think they would continue trying to give you money or reward you free prizes if it was not a […]




McDonald’s Exposed for Using Human Meat?

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CLAIM An Oklahoma City McDonald’s outlet was caught with horse meat and human meat in their freezers. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN False rumors about McDonald’s restaurants using worms as filler in their hamburgers and true reports of some retail chains being vended food products tainted with horse meat due to problems with supplies have been […]




Cybersecurity Experts Offer Advice on Handling Phishing Scams

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Local News LUBBOCK, TX – Experts in the cybersecurity field warned about the dangers of email privacy, after Abernathy ISD fell victim to a phishing scam last week. “Phishing attacks are very popular today because the bad guys can do it from anywhere,” Russ Horn, president of Conetrix said. Conetrix is an information technology and […]




Spacesuit Envy

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CLAIM NASA had to relabel the size chart used for a condom-like urination contraption built into the Maximum Absorbency Garment space suit system because astronauts refused to choose the “small” size. MIXTURE RATING MIXTURE ORIGIN NASA may be known for its brilliant employees, technical advances, and lofty projects, but according to a persistent Internet rumor, […]




Metacert’s Paul Walsh on ICOs, phishing, and the future of fake …

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Metacert is a company that hunts down and kills fake news. Created by Paul Walsh, it can assess whether or not a link is trustworthy and warn you before you click. Further, he’s found great traction with ICO creators who are using the software to keep people from sending their investors to doctored websites. In […]




Did National Geographic Purchase Footage of Destructive Tornadoes for $1 Million?

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CLAIM A video showing several destructive tornadoes was purchased by National Geographic for $1 million. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN In September 2017, as extreme weather ravaged countries all over the world, a video purportedly showing a string of destructive tornadoes appeared on social media and was shared with the claim that the footage had been purchased […]




Did National Geographic Purchase Footage of Destructive Tornadoes for $1 Million?

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CLAIM A video showing several destructive tornadoes was purchased by National Geographic for $1 million. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN In September 2017, as extreme weather ravaged countries all over the world, a video purportedly showing a string of destructive tornadoes appeared on social media and was shared with the claim that the footage had been purchased […]




The Dangers Of Phishing – Forbes

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Post written by Ricardo Villadiego Article source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/09/14/the-dangers-of-phishing/




The Dangers Of Phishing – Forbes

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Post written by Ricardo Villadiego Article source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2017/09/14/the-dangers-of-phishing/