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DOI Phishing Attack Compromised 8 Gmail Accounts

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A phishing attack in January  2016 gave hackers illegal access to the Department of Interior network through remote logins on at least eight Gmail accounts, according to a report released May 24 by the Office of the Investigator General at DOI. The OIG began its investigation in January 2016 and ended in November 2016. Because […]




Is This ‘Monster Bullfrog’ Real?

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CLAIM A photograph shows a man holding a 13-pound bullfrog. FALSE RATING FALSE WHAT’S TRUE A photograph showing a man holding a large bullfrog is real. WHAT’S FALSE The bullfrog is being held out toward the camera, making it appear larger than usual; This bullfrog does not weigh 13 pounds. ORIGIN On 25 May 2017, […]




Is This ‘Monster Bullfrog’ Real?

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CLAIM A photograph shows a man holding a 13-pound bullfrog. FALSE RATING FALSE WHAT’S TRUE A photograph showing a man holding a large bullfrog is real. WHAT’S FALSE The bullfrog is being held out toward the camera, making it appear larger than usual; This bullfrog does not weigh 13 pounds. ORIGIN On 25 May 2017, […]




Russian spies may have backed email phishing campaign in effort …

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New evidence of a global espionage campaign involving email phishing attacks and leaked falsified documents emerged on Thursday, with clues suggesting the Russian government might have been involved. The targets spanned government, industry, military and civil society groups, each with ties to Russia or Russian interests, a report by the University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab suggests. Although there is no definitive proof of […]




The Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory

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In mid-May 2017, Fox News published a story (since retracted) pushing a conspiracy theory that Seth Rich, a 27-year-old Democratic National Committee staffer, had leaked tens of thousands of hacked e-mails to document dumping site WikiLeaks just before he was murdered. Although the story was quickly debunked, the rumor that the murder was a coverup galloped across […]




Phishing scam targets NAB customers with fake website

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NAB online banking customers are the latest target of an email scam that tells victims their account has been disabled before prompting them to enter their password into a fake website. The email sent to NAB customers tells recipients their bank account has been disabled and prompts them to click a link to reactivate their account. The email sent by scammers. […]




Was the Manchester Terror Attack a ‘False Flag’?

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CLAIM The suicide bombing attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England was a hoax. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN On 22 May 2017, various conspiracy theories began to emerge on the Internet pushing narratives that a suicide bombing attack that killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England was either a […]




Warning after WannaCry sets off fake BT phishing attack – Naked …

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In one of the most predictable phishing campaigns of the year, criminals last week started sending out emails purporting to be from BT warning of “cyber breaches on an international scale”. In pastiche English that is still the giveaway in most phishing emails, the message implores recipients to “confirm a security upgrade” because “deficiency to […]




Wally Pipp’s Career-Ending ‘Headache’

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CLAIM ou Gehrig’s consecutive game streak begin when Yankee first baseman Wally Pipp sat out a game with a headache. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN Few people who lived through events such as the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 or the terrorist attacks against America on 11 September 2001 would deny that […]




Warning after WannaCry sets off fake BT phishing attack

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In one of the most predictable phishing campaigns of the year, criminals last week started sending out emails purporting to be from BT warning of “cyber breaches on an international scale”. In pastiche English that is still the giveaway in most phishing emails, the message implores recipients to “confirm a security upgrade” because “deficiency to […]




Pat Robertson: ‘Gay People Should Wear Specially-Colored Clothes to Warn Straight People’?

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CLAIM Televangelist Pat Robertson said gay people should wear specific colors so they can be easily identified by straight people. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN In a 2 November 2015 article titled “Pat Robertson: ‘Gay People Should Wear Specially-Colored Clothes to Warn Straight People,’” the web site Religionlo reported: Televangelist Pat Robertson recently repeated his prediction that LGBT rights […]




Cyber hackers and digital defences: Gone phishing… So, everyone …

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Monday blues started early for IT engineer K.S. Tan when he had to pull an all-nighter last Sunday to run codes on 720 servers and computers in Singapore. News that hundreds of thousands of computers in about 150 countries were infected by a new malware, dubbed WannaCry, had broken on the Friday of that weekend. […]




Callers Threaten Texas Lawmaker Who Seeks Trump Impeachment

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HOUSTON (AP) — A black Texas congressman said Saturday that he’s been threatened with lynching by callers infuriated over him seeking impeachment of President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. Al Green held a town hall meeting and played recordings of several threatening voicemails left at his offices in Houston and Washington, the Houston Chronicle reports. The […]




Cyber hackers and digital defences: Gone phishing… So, everyone, on guard

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Monday blues started early for IT engineer K.S. Tan when he had to pull an all-nighter last Sunday to run codes on 720 servers and computers in Singapore. News that hundreds of thousands of computers in about 150 countries were infected by a new malware, dubbed WannaCry, had broken on the Friday of that weekend. […]




Aerosmith’s Memory Problems

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CLAIM Aerosmith once decided to play their set list in reverse, then opened a concert with their encore and mistakenly walked off the stage. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN The pop music concert industry has come a long way since the mid-1960s, when groups like the Beatles would undertake tours during which they played for less […]