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Newcastle Uni Stung by Sophisticated Phishing Site

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Newcastle University has been forced to issue a phishing alert after spotting a highly professional looking but fraudulent site trading on its name. In a tweet yesterday, the Russell Group university claimed the scam site is using its brand and accepting credit card payments to secure fake courses. It added: “The website ‘newcastle international university’ […]




Understanding Ad Fraud

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Understanding Ad Fraud: Understand ad fraud in today's world of digital ad trading within programmatic.: Google Alert – Fraud Voter fraud commission starts amid controversy: President Trump's voter fraud commission met for the first time Wednesday to carve out a path forward amid a firestorm of controversy.: Google […]




Senator Calls For Use Of DMARC To Curb Govt.-Related Phishing …

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In a letter sent Tuesday to the Department of Homeland Security, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) called for federal agencies to implement stricter controls on e-mail that would prevent hackers from impersonating email addresses of federal agencies. Wyden called for the use of an email protocol called Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC). The protocol […]




Skimming and Fraud

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Skimming and Fraud: Skimming is a type of ATM and debit fraud which involves criminals installing devices inside and/or onto the outside of ATM and point-of purchase …: Google Alert – Fraud Fraud Analyst: Responsible for fraud detection, prevention and investigation.: Google Alert – Fraud Watch live: Trump's voter […]




Google rolls out new protections against phishing plugins – The Verge

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Google is making it even harder to accidentally install a malicious plugin. Today, the company announced new changes to the way Google services handle plugins, adding new warnings for users and a more involved verification system for apps. The result is more scrutiny on apps plugging into Google services, and more active involvement from Google […]




Former attorney given 2-year prison sentence for mail fraud

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Former attorney given 2-year prison sentence for mail fraud: SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania attorney who defrauded dozens of homeowners out of more than $ 69000 has been sentenced to two …: Google Alert – Fraud Ángel María Villar, High-Ranking FIFA Official, Is Arrested in Fraud Inquiry: […]




Wombat Security Releases Securing Your Email – Fundamental Anti-Phishing Training Series

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The Securing Your Email – Fundamental series expands Wombat’s already industry-leading anti-phishing training library, and has been added as a featured option within the Anti-Phishing Training Suite. To enable targeted and timely training, ThreatSim® customers can automatically auto-enroll employees with follow-up training assignments that match the type of simulated phishing attack sent to the end […]




Silicon Valley man sentenced in blackjack fraud case

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Silicon Valley man sentenced in blackjack fraud case: A Santa Clara County man who pleaded no contest to embezzling more than $ 400,000 from his former high school classmates and gambling the …: Google Alert – Fraud City man accused of credit, gift card fraud: COLUMBUS — A 33-year-old […]




Why we keep falling for online phishing scams and downloading viruses

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Why do so many of us fall prey to phishing attacks and online scams? We hear warnings about the dangers of opening untrusted files and cautionary tales of the repercussions of falling for nefarious internet hoaxes. And yet, the problem persists. Take, for example, the opening of this viral message that spread like wildfire across Facebook […]




No one thinks they’ll fall for a phishing attempt at work — until they do

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x Embed x Share CLOSE Con artists are using social media and other tricks to send phishing emails that look legitimate — or even look like they’re coming from a co-worker or your CEO. Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press Buy Photo Dug Song, left and Jon Oberheide are co-founders of Duo Security at their Ann Arbor […]




Head Of Trump Voter Fraud Probe Wanted To Change Law To Make Registering More Difficult

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Today’s Fraud News from around the world: Head Of Trump Voter Fraud Probe Wanted To Change Law To Make Registering More Difficult: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), the official leading President Donald Trump's voter fraud probe, apparently sought to amend federal voting …: Google Alert – Fraud Former Hixson insurance agent indicted for fraud: […]