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Scammers target Cornish residents with ‘alarming’ phishing email that could steal your information

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Scammers have been targeting people in Cornwall with a new and “alarming” phishing scam to steal personal information, police warn. Police said that the new email scam will look as if it has come from a good Samaritan trying to warn people about having their information stolen, but really it is a scam to do […]




First Full Supreme Court Ruling in Over a Year Has Obama Furious?

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CLAIM The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that ” the only Islam taught to our children in public schools will be the history of Radical Islam and what they can do to help stop it.” false RATING false ORIGIN On 11 April 2017, the “America’s Last Line of Defense” web site published an article positing that […]




Unicode flaw in Chrome and Firefox aids phishing

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Phishers can use a known vulnerability in the Chrome and Firefox web browsers to display domain names using Unicode characters to spoof websites for phishing attacks, a security vendor has shown. Unicode characters representing alphabets such as Greek, Cyrillic, and Armenian in internationalised domain names look the same as Latin letters to users, but are […]




Police Hunt for Man Who Streamed Fatal Shooting via Facebook Live

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Police in Cleveland are searching for a man who apparently streamed the fatal shooting of a “random” victim via Facebook Live on Easter Sunday. In the video, the suspect pulls up to an elderly man who is walking on the side of the road, orders the man to say a woman’s name (possibly that of […]




PN SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Reminds Investors of a Class Action Involving Patriot …

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NEW YORK, April 14, 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 Southern District of New York on behalf of investors who purchased Patriot National, Inc. (“Patriot National”) (NYSE:PN) securities between August 15, 2016 and March […]




Callisto Group hackers targeted Foreign Office data in phishing …

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The UK Foreign Office was targeted by a group of determined and well-funded hackers over several months last year.  Research published by cybersecurity firm F-Secure suggested the attack was a “spear-phishing” campaign in which people are sent targeted emails with a link to a false login page to trick users into giving up their username […]




Babysitter Discovers ‘Clown Doll’ in Kid’s Room Was a Real Person?

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CLAIM A convicted pedophile rapist was caught using a clown costume to hide in a child’s room. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN On 2 December 2015, the web site Now8News published a story reporting that a convicted pedophile was caught using a clown costume to hide in a child’s room in Oregon: If you are afraid of clowns […]




Callisto Group hackers targeted Foreign Office data in phishing scam, cybersecurity firm says

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The UK Foreign Office was targeted by a group of determined and well-funded hackers over several months last year.  Research published by cybersecurity firm F-Secure suggested the attack was a “spear-phishing” campaign in which people are sent targeted emails with a link to a false login page to trick users into giving up their username […]




Origins of the Guillotine

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A common rumor holds that Dr. Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, the Frenchman who invented the guillotine, was also eventually executed with the device. But as the Dictionary of Eponyms notes, “Dr. Joseph Ignace Guillotin (1738-1814) did not invent the guillotine, did not die by the guillotine, and all his life futilely tried to detach his name from […]




Calisto Group targeted UK government with spear phishing campaign

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The Calisto Group, a cyber-crime gang known to target military personnel, think tanks and journalists in Europe and the South Caucasus, targeted the UK government last year in a series of attacks. The UK’s Foreign Commonwealth Office was targeted over several months in 2016 beginning in April, according to the BBC. But the UK’s National […]




U.S to Launch Preemptive Strike on North Korea?

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Sources: Arkin, William M., et al. “U.S. May Launch Strike if North Korea Reaches For Nuclear Trigger.”   NBC News. 13 March 2017. Park, Ju-min, and Kim, Jack. “North Korea Test-Fires Missile Into Sea Ahead of Trump-Xi Summit.”   Reuters. 5 April 2017. Martina, Michael, and Wong, Sue-Lin. China warns against force as North Korea prepares celebration   Reuters. 13 April 2017. Article source: […]




?Let’s Encrypt, Comodo blamed for issuing Apple, PayPal phishing SSL certificates

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Blocked phishing certificates rose over 400 percent during the past year Certificate authorities Let’s Encrypt and Comodo were responsible for nearly all phishing sites with valid SSL/TLS certificates, according to a new analysis. Anti-phishing firm Netcraft says it blocked 47,500 sites with a valid SSL certificate in the first quarter of 2017, with 61 percent […]




Did the Media Report the Criminal History of the Wrong David Dao?

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On 9 April 2017, passengers recorded videos on their camera phones of United Airlines flight 3411 passenger David Dao being dragged off the plane and posted the violent images to social media. The sight of the 69-year-old Kentucky physician’s bloody face and traumatized behavior caused a wave of outrage across the Internet. That outrage was compounded when […]