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Fort Smith police offers tips for avoiding ‘phishing’ scams

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By Larry Williams II Times Record lwilliams@swtimes.com When untrustworthy online entities go “phishing”, they’re not looking to reel in yellow bass or rainbow trout; they’re looking to reel in your credit card or bank account information, or even steal your identity, and it could end up costing you thousands of dollars. The Fort Smith Police […]




Were Power Outages in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York Caused by Cyberattacks?

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CLAIM Three power outages that coincided in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York were caused by Russian hacking. unproven RATING unproven WHAT’S TRUE Two major power outages occurred on the morning of 21 April 2017 in New York and San Francisco. WHAT’S FALSE A third power outage in the Los Angeles area did not […]




Were Power Outages in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York Caused by Cyberattacks?

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CLAIM Three power outages that coincided in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York were caused by Russian hacking. unproven RATING unproven WHAT’S TRUE Two major power outages occurred on the morning of 21 April 2017 in New York and San Francisco. WHAT’S FALSE A third power outage in the Los Angeles area did not […]




Cyber Security: The Evolution of Fraud

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Cyber Security: The Evolution of Fraud: Download this Trendagram to discover how the battle against digital fraud wages on, as e-commerce fraud picks up.: Google Alert – Fraud Public Warning Issued After Similar Frauds Lead To Significant Losses: Victoria, BC – Financial Crime Investigators are urging members of […]




This Apple Phishing Site Is As Sneaky As They Come

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Lee Mathews/Forbes Article source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2017/04/21/this-apple-phishing-site-is-as-sneaky-as-they-come/




Fraudster arrested in Bishops Court

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Michayla Kogie Mentoor (48), made her first appearance in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Thursday 20th of April 2017 after she was arrested for fraud by the Serious Commercial Crime Unit of the Hawks’ ATM Task team on the same day. Mentoor who has been on the run for over two years was nabbed at […]




Robots with Guns: The Rise of Autonomous Weapons Systems

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The future of war lies in part with what the military calls “autonomous weapons systems” (AWS), sophisticated computerized devices which, as defined by the U.S. Department of Defense, “once activated, can select and engage targets without further intervention by a human operator.”  Whether that’s a good idea or a bad one is debatable, but it isn’t a question of if, […]




"ISIS" Bombing Claim in Germany Was Fake – Staged For Fraud

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: "ISIS" Bombing Claim in Germany Was Fake – Staged For Fraud: You may remember the April 11 bomb attack on the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team. It now turns out that the letters found nearby …: Google Alert – Fraud U of California Uncovers Fraud Targeting Students: […]




LBIO SHAREHOLDER ALERT: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Notifies Investors of Commencement of a Class …

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  Subscribe via RSS  Subscribe via ATOM  Javascript Article source: https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/04/20/962828/0/en/LBIO-SHAREHOLDER-ALERT-The-Law-Offices-of-Vincent-Wong-Notifies-Investors-of-Commencement-of-a-Class-Action-Involving-Lion-Biotechnologies-Inc-and-a-Lead-Plaintiff-Deadline-of-June.html




This phishing technique is more interesting than dangerous …

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There’s no shortage of ways adversaries will employ to get you to click through to a malicious website, some technical, some psychological. This one is interesting because it leverages a useful feature of browsers that you might have never thought about. Not all websites have names that can be written in the alphabet we that […]




Was a Protester Throwing Explosives Into a Berkeley Crowd Before She Was Punched?

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CLAIM Louise Rosealma was photographed holding an explosive device made from a glass bottle before she was punched by Nathan Damigo. MOSTLY FALSE RATING MOSTLY FALSE WHAT’S TRUE A photograph appears to show Louise Rosealma holding a glass bottle during the “Patriot’s Day Rally” at Berkeley in April 2017. WHAT’S FALSE There’s no evidence that […]




Study highlights zero-rating fraud

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Study highlights zero-rating fraud: A new report finds that some mobile users have started using 'HTTP header injection' to commit fraud and exploit the operator's decision to zero-rate …: Google Alert – Fraud MTN, Police Fight Mobile Money Fraud: MTN, Police Fight Mobile Money Fraud. April 20, 2017. Group […]




This weird trick lets hackers hide phishing URLs

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Here’s a challenge for you: you click on a link in your email, and find yourself at the website https://?????.com. Your browser shows the green padlock icon, confirming it’s a secure connection; and it says “Secure” next to it, for added reassurance. And yet, you’ve been phished. Do you know how? The answer is in […]