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Nigerian-phishing scammers are after IP and network plans – IT

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Attackers behind a recent surge in phishing and payment-interception attacks on industrial companies are also stealing victims’ project and operational plans, as well as diagrams of electrical and information networks, according to a report by Kaspersky Lab’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team. Such information is not required for the attackers’ primary money-making scheme, […]




Was the Passage of Obamacare Just as Secretive as GOP Efforts to Repeal It?

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CLAIM Complaints about the lack of transparency behind the creation of a bill to repeal Obamacare are hypocritical because the Democrats were just as bad when they passed Obamacare. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN In May 2017, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the existence of a thirteen-man working group crafting a Senate bill aimed at […]




Next Steps for Phishing Attack Victims

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UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: uky.edu/uk4ky. #uk4ky #seeblue […]




Are Indiana Muslims Appalled by an ‘Accurate’ List of Muhammad’s Deeds?

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CLAIM Indiana Muslims are appalled by a billboard displaying a list of deeds by the Prophet Muhammad even though it is accurate. MOSTLY FALSE RATING MOSTLY FALSE WHAT’S TRUE The Muslim Prophet Muhammad had multiple wives. WHAT’S FALSE There are no historical accounts of the Prophet committing rape or torturing people; he was known for […]




Russians Believed To Have Used Spear-Phishing In Election Hacking

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: Now it’s time for our regular segment Words You’ll Hear. That’s where we take a word or phrase that will be in the news this week and try to understand it by focusing on that word. This week, our word is spear-phishing. That’s when a hacker tricks somebody by sending an email […]




1 Dead, 10 Hurt in Crash Near London Mosque Suspected as Terrorism

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LONDON (AP) — A vehicle struck pedestrians near a mosque in north London early Monday morning, killing one man and injuring 10 other people in what police are investigating as a terrorist incident. Police said the 48-year-old man who was driving the car has been arrested and taken to a hospital as a precaution. He […]




Phishing in deep waters

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CHENNAI: The Cyber Crime Cell in Chennai gets close to 25 complaints a day broadly involving phishing calls and online harassment of women. Experts say it won’t be wrong to peg the number of complaints in the state at around 400-500 a day. They say this is a gross underestimation, as many people do not […]




God ‘s Chorus of Crickets

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CLAIM A slowed-down recording of crickets chirping sounds like a human chorus. UNPROVEN RATING UNPROVEN ORIGIN Many listeners have been fascinated by a recording that was supposedly produced from slowed-down tapes of crickets chirping, producing something that sounds remarkably like a human chorus: Composer Jim Wilson has recorded the sound of crickets and then slowed […]




New Phishing Tactic Targeting Facebook Users Relies on Padding URLs with Hyphens

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Security researchers from PhishLabs have come across a new phishing trend that’s targeting mobile device owners exclusively, with “the highest proportion of attacks” aimed at Facebook users. This new tactic relies on the fact that mobile browsers have very narrow URL address bars, which prevents users from viewing the entire contents of a link. Phishers […]




Minnesota Officer Acquitted in Shooting Death of Philando Castile

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On 16 June 2017, a St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer was acquitted on all counts in the shooting death of 32-year-old Philando Castile. Officer Jeronimo Yanez had been charged with second-degree manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm for shooting and killing Castile during a 6 July 2016 traffic stop. Castile’s girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, captured […]




Minnesota Officer Acquitted in Shooting Death of Philando Castile

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On 16 June 2017, a St. Anthony, Minnesota police officer was acquitted on all counts in the shooting death of 32-year-old Philando Castile. Officer Jeronimo Yanez had been charged with second-degree manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm for shooting and killing Castile during a 6 July 2016 traffic stop. Castile’s girlfriend, Lavish Reynolds, captured […]