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Govt. Cybersecurity Contractor Hit in W-2 Phishing Scam

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Just a friendly reminder that phishing scams which spoof the boss and request W-2 tax data on employees are intensifying as tax time nears. The latest victim shows that even cybersecurity experts can fall prey to these increasingly sophisticated attacks. On Thursday, March 16, the CEO of Defense Point Security, LLC — a Virginia company that […]




Cheerios Gives Away 1.5 Billion Wildflower Seeds in ‘Save the Bees’ Promotion

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A pledge by Honey Nut Cheerios manufacturer General Mills Inc. to give away 100 million wildflower seeds to address the problem of declining bee populations in North America was so well received by the public that the program ended up distributing more than a billion free seeds in seven days, a spokesman for the company has reported. “On March 9th, we set […]




How to Stay Safe From Email Phishing Scams

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Google, and let Russians steal thousands of sensitive political emails. In the same way, hackers obtained private photos of celebrities like Kate Upton and Jennifer Lawrence by sending them password reset requests that appeared to be from Apple. Get Data Sheet, Fortune‘s technology newsletter. And it’s not just famous people. More and more, scammers are […]




European Parental Leave Benefits

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CLAIM Canada, Norway, and Germany each offer federally paid family leave programs ranging from 35 weeks to 1 year in length. TRUE RATING TRUE ORIGIN On 14 March 2017, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) office posted an image on his Facebook page criticizing the lack of federally-funded family leave in the U.S. by highlighting how similar […]




FBI: Russian hackers likely used a simple phishing email on a Yahoo employee to hack 500 million user accounts

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Continue to Business Insider » You will be redirected in seconds. Article source: http://www.businessinsider.com/fbi-yahoo-hackers-used-spear-phishing-email-gain-access-500-million-accounts-2017-3




Federal Judge Blocks President Trump’s Travel Ban

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A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked what would have been a 90-day ban on travel to the United States from six majority-Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen: It is the policy of the United States to protect its citizens from terrorist attacks, including those committed by foreign nationals.  The screening and vetting […]




New Gmail phishing scam is dangerously clever | Inquirer Technology

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Image: INQUIRER.net Phishing scams are some of the worst when it comes to things that you need to watch out for on the internet. They’re often cleverly implemented and enticingly clickable. A new scam is currently making the rounds in Gmail inboxes and it is by far one of the cleverest to date. The new […]




Is Farm-Raised Tilapia from China Dangerous to Eat?

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CLAIM Eating farm-raised tilapia and other fish from China is dangerous. See Example(s) EXAMPLES ALWAYS buy wild caught fish NEVER farm raised! I read several articles on Google about this, and even one that was defending the eating of tilapia said to avoid the fish that came from China. Also, I had just returned home from […]




Don’t get caught in a phishing scam – KRISTV.com | Continuous News Coverage | Corpus Christi

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Phishing scams, better known to civilians as phony emails and webpages that can leave you in a bind. Regional Director, Kelly Trevino with the Better Business Bureau warns what to watch out for. “When con artists create emails, links or webpages assuming the identity of a trustworthy source, it could prompt you to share sensitive […]




Trump Executive Order Requires ‘Thorough’ Review of Federal Agencies

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On 13 March 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order requiring agencies within the executive branch of the federal government to submit plans for their reorganization: Section 1.  Purpose. This order is intended to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of the executive branch by directing the Director of the Office of Management and Budget […]




Phishing: Would you fall for one of these scam emails?

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Phishing scams continue to be an effective method. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Staff are still falling for phishing scams, with social media friend requests and emails pretending to come from the HR department among the ones most likely to fool workers into handing over usernames and passwords. Your password is probably useless, says coding guru Jeff […]




Returning Soldier Finds Family Dead

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CLAIM A soldier returning from deployment discovered his wife had died during his absence, and their children had starved to death. See Example(s) EXAMPLES The story supposedly happened in the years before the internet and email. A serviceman who was deployed overseas left behind his wife and small children. The family lived off of the base. […]




Zero-days? Sexy, sure, but crap passwords and phishing are probably more pressing

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A new study from RAND Corporation concluded that zero-day vulnerabilities – security flaws that developers haven’t got around to patching or aren’t aware of – have an average life expectancy of 6.9 years. The research, based on rare access to a dataset of more than 200 such vulnerabilities, also looked at how frequently the same […]




Nancy Pelosi Arrested by Secret Service for Coup Attempt?

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CLAIM Rep. Nancy Pelosi was arrested by the Secret Service for plotting a coup to overthrow the president. False RATING False ORIGIN On 10 March 2017, TheLastLineOfDefense.org posted an article stating that Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California), the U.S. House Minority Leader, had been arrested by the Secret Service for plotting a coup against President Trump: BREAKING: […]