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Top Story: Delete these PayPal and Amazon emails immediately! They’re phishing scams

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Cybercriminals have been out in full force to kick-off 2017. Malware, data breaches and ransomware scams have been popping up everywhere. We even learned recently that hackers have been stepping up their attacks on Mac computers. Another favorite ploy for scammers is phishing. In fact, there are a couple phishing emails making the rounds that […]




Dasani Products Recalled Due to ‘Clear Parasite’?

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CLAIM Coca-Cola issued a recall of Dasani water products after a clear parasite was found in bottles across the United States. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN In April 2016, the web site News4KTLA published an article reporting that Coca-Cola had issued a recall on Dasani water products after a clear parasite was found in bottles across the […]




Phishing campaign uses Yahoo breach to hook email

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By Joan Goodchild | Editor-in-Chief |Follow Article source: http://www.csoonline.com/article/3171634/security-awareness/phishing-campaign-uses-yahoo-breach-to-hook-email.html




Tribes File New Lawsuit to Stop Dakota Access Pipeline as Drilling Begins

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The Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes have filed new lawsuits in yet another legal effort to stop a 1,172-mile, 570,000 barrel-per-day crude oil pipeline that skirts the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota within a half mile. Meanwhile, the pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners began drilling when the Army Corps of Engineers granted […]




Phishing: Inside the New Attacks

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Fraud , Phishing Agari’s Markus Jakobsson on How the Attackers are Getting Stealthier Tom Field (SecurityEditor) • February 16, 2017     Immediately after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, there was a phishing attack that impressed experts with its ingenuity. Markus Jakobbson of Agari discusses this and other recent attacks – and what we must […]




Did California Divert Dam Repair Funds to Programs for ‘Illegals’?

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CLAIM The state of California ignored structural issues with the Oroville dam and paid for programs to benefit undocumented people instead. mostly false RATING mostly false WHAT’S TRUE State and federal officials have failed to address concerns about the Oroville Dam spillways for years. WHAT’S FALSE The state did not sacrifice the dam to instead […]




Time to Stop Shaming Phishing Victims

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It is time to stop the blaming and shaming of phishing victims. Granted, end users should know better than to click on random attachments, but crooks are getting better at crafting clever emails that can fool even experienced professionals. And that’s just half the problem. Phishing Scams Becoming Harder to Spot While professional phishing messages […]




Are Schools Banning Valentine’s Day Because it Offends Muslims?

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CLAIM At least one state banned Valentine’s Day at schools because it is offensive to Muslims. See Example(s) EXAMPLES there is a rumor that some schools are cancelling Valentine’s Day because it is offensive to Muslims. @realDonaldTrump The principal of Bruce Vento Elementary School in Minnesota cancels Valentine’s Day cause it offends Muslims! Not right!!! — […]




Amnesty International uncovers phishing campaign against human …

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reader comments 18 Over the course of the last year, a number of human rights organizations, labor unions, and journalists were targeted in a “phishing” campaign that attempted to steal the Google credentials of targets by luring them into viewing documents online. The campaign, uncovered by Amnesty International, is interesting largely because of the extent […]




Harrison Ford Has Near Miss While Landing Plane in California

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While it may sound like a scene from one of Harrison Ford’s action films, a 13 February 2017 incident in which he nearly collided with a passenger jet at an airport in Santa Ana, California was very real. The Federal Aviation Administration does not identify people involved in the incidents it is investigating, but media reports […]




One Step Ahead: Protecting Against Phishing

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One Step Ahead: Protecting Against Phishing Another tip in a series provided by the Offices of Information Systems Computing and Audit, Compliance Privacy. According to Verizon’s 2016 Breach Report, “phishing” — the attempt to obtain sensitive information or gain access to a system through deceitful email— continues to be a major source of fraud, resulting […]




Does the United States Deport Military Veterans?

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CLAIM The United States is deporting military veterans. TRUE RATING TRUE ORIGIN Immigration is a sensitive and touchy issue, and never more so than in the United States during an election year.  Thus, when stories started to emerge in 2016 about a group of veterans of the U.S. military living in Mexico after they had […]




Avoiding W-2 phishing scams

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CHEYENNE – The Internal Revenue Service is warning businesses and organizations alike to beware a W-2 phishing scam that seems to be expanding its target list this year, and has already claimed at least one victim in Wyoming. While identity theft attempts take a wide variety of forms, the relatively recent notion of the W-2 […]




Were Anti-Immigrant Demonstrations in Poland Ignored by News Media?

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CLAIM Massive anti-immigrant demonstrations in Poland were ignored by news media in Europe. See Example(s) EXAMPLES Massive Polish protest against migrant invasion, not one report in the MSM: mostly false RATING mostly false WHAT’S TRUE On 11 November 2015, nationalists in Poland marched to protest immigration and mark the country’s independence day. WHAT’S FALSE The news […]