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Tech, not people, will help stop phishing attacks

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Karla Burnett, a security engineer with Stripe. Corporate cyberdefenses that rely on training workers to recognize and not click on malicious emails are destined to failure and must be replaced with technology, said security engineer at Black Hat 2017. Karla Burnett, a security engineer with Stripe, told the large crowd at her ichthyology: Phishing as […]




Bill addressing mail ballot fraud could prove costly

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Bill addressing mail ballot fraud could prove costly: The Texas Legislature's move to discourage mail ballot fraud, while well intentioned, could prove costly for Bexar County taxpayers. There were no …: Google Alert – Fraud Idaho Reviewing New Request From Voter Fraud Commission: Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney's […]




House Enacts ‘Martial Law’ as Senators Grapple With ‘Skinny’ Partial Obamacare Repeal

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As the Senate debated on 27 July 2017 about passing a potential partial repeal of the Affordable Care Act (known colloquially as either the ACA or Obamacare), the House of Representatives enacted a rule known as “martial law” which would allow them to vote on it without notice if the Senate passes it. Senators debated […]




Tech, not people, are needed to stop phishing attacks – SC Magazine

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Karla Burnett, a security engineer with Stripe. Corporate cyberdefenses that rely on training workers to recognize and not click on malicious emails are destined to failure and must be replaced with technology, said security engineer at Black Hat 2017. Karla Burnett, a security engineer with Stripe, told the large crowd at her ichthyology: Phishing as […]




President Trump's voter fraud panel asks again for data from California — and again the answer is no

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: President Trump's voter fraud panel asks again for data from California — and again the answer is no: For the second time in less than a month, California's chief elections officer has refused to hand over data to President Trump's voter fraud commission …: Google Alert – Fraud High-living […]




The Kayak and the Whale

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CLAIM A photograph shows a kayaker paddling across a humpback whale’s huge open mouth. See Example(s) EXAMPLES This story/photo is from Dr. Kraft who is a physician in Sitka. Wow, what are the chances of taking this picture just at this moment: Yep, that is me in the picture. Yep that is a whale that was […]




The total economic impact of PhishMe’s Human Phishing Defense Solution

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The Total Economic Impact Of PhishMe’s Human Phishing Defense Solution. PhishMe’s Human Phishing Defense Solution is a suite of products to educate employees, send test phishing e-mails, report phishing attempts, and resolve phishing attempts targeted at employees. PhishMe commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact (TEI) study and examine the potential return on […]




Did CNN Bury the Justine Damond Story Because She Was a White Woman Killed By a ‘Black Islamic Immigrant From Somalia’?

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CLAIM CNN (and other news media outlets) buried the Justine Damond shooting story because she was white and the officer who shot her was a black Muslim immigrant. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN On 22 July 2017, the Facebook page “Prepare to Take America Back” shared a meme that informed its fans that CNN and other […]




Phishing racket busted; four arrested – The Hindu

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The Cyber crime police have busted a major phishing racket and arrested a gang of four engineering drop-outs for running a online scam. The four would lure bank customers with investment offers and withdraw money form their accounts using the details furnished. The accused have been identified Kapil Dev Suman, his brother Sushil Kumar Suman, […]




Burundanga/Scopolamine Warning

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CLAIM Criminals in the U.S. are using burundanga-soaked business cards to incapacitate their victims. FALSE RATING FALSE ORIGIN Our first sighting of the “burundanga” warning was an early May 2008 e-mailed alert that included precious little detail: the woman reported to have been drugged was identified only as “Jaime Rodriguez’s neighbor” rather than by her […]




What is phishing?

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Phishing (pronounced “fishing”) attacks occur when a malicious actor (such as a hacker or a spy) convinces a person to hand over information such as bank details, online account login details or other personal information. This type of attack has been around since the mid 1990s and has been growing in both popularity and sophistication […]