The Cybercrime Scheme That Attacks Email Accounts And Your Bank Accounts

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Cybercrime is ever present, and there is one particular fraud we all should be aware of—particularly anyone who sends or receives bank wiring instructions or the funds themselves. The fraud involves the hacking or impersonating of email accounts, it might be called business email compromise (BEC) fraud, CEO fraud, or…


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White House officials tricked by email prankster

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A self-described “email prankster” in the UK fooled a number of White House officials into thinking he was other officials, including an episode where he convinced the White House official tasked with cyber security that he was Jared Kushner and received that official’s private email address unsolicited. “Tom, we are…


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Court Enforces $4.8M in Insurance Coverage for Email Scam

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The legal landscape for insurance coverage for business email scams remains unsettled, but a recent decision from a Manhattan judge ordering an insurer to cover $4.8 million in losses for a company that fell victim to a “spoofing” scam may give plaintiffs a new weapon in coverage disputes. Southern District…


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With Hacking and Phishing, All is Not Well; We Can Lose More Than We Can Imagine!

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When Adam Draper of Boost VC talked about how he lost $50,000 on January 14th, 2015, he could not take rage out of those who took his cash. Reason? He did not know who did it. Of course, that was a lot of Money, and that was his lesson! The…


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The Clever Phishing Trick Used by Hackers Targeting the US Energy Sector

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Last week, the media was abuzz with apocalyptic headlines about how Russian hackers were launching cyber-attacks on the US energy and nuclear sector. All the hoopla started when news broke about a joint alert sent by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which warned companies…


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Hackers made plans to send deleted Hilary emails to Michael Flynn

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Russia’s programmers talked about amid last year’s general election battle on if messages could be erased by Hillary Clinton as well as getting it unto Michael Flynn, a resigned military brass, an individual from the president’s crusade, a business magazine wrote last week. This daily paper ascribed this disclosure unto…


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Cyberattack on Parliament: Dozens of email accounts hacked

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A cyberattack on Parliament has compromised dozens of email accounts belonging to parliamentarians, according to Sky sources. On Saturday hackers attacked the email server for Parliament. This prompted the digital security team to shut down external access to MPs and peers’ email accounts, which are still unavailable. While the attack…


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Court Strikes Defense Answer After Finding Hacking of Emails

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A Manhattan judge has struck a defendant’s answer in a media-based breach of fiduciary duty and unfair competition suit, after finding that 2,000 emails, including attorney-client privileged information possessed by plaintiffs, had been hacked and stolen. “The hacking of plaintiffs’ email during litigation can only be seen as an attempt…


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PayPal Phishing Scam News: Fraudulent Scheme Redirects Users to Obtain Personal Information, Photo

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This phishing scam reportedly involves the redirection of PayPal users to a different website (hxxps://hellopc[.]co[.]nz/wp-includes/random_compat/error_polyfil.php) that will present a false login page. According to PhishMe, the page will only appear legitimate but is actually a fraudulent scheme. Once PayPal users input their details, the hackers are able to obtain their…


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This is the sick new way scammers are trying to hack your computer

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Security researchers have uncovered a sick new form of computer-locking ransomware that lures in victims by posing as an appeal to help starving toddlers. With a note titled ‘Save Children’, the malware will encrypt personal files and demand cryptocurrency for their return. The variant first came to light this week…


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Duval County elections office finds hacked emails

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Two days after Duval County learned from a National Security Agency document that a Florida company providing the election’s office voter-registration system was hacked, election officials located emails that were apparent “phishing” attempts to get into Jacksonville’s computer servers. County officials have found emails appearing to come from Tallahassee-based VR…


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New Gmail Security Updates Block Phishing Emails, More

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Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) was recently in the news after a massive phishing attack targeted millions of Gmail users. The search engine giant has now announced some new features to boost data security. In an official blog post, Google introduced updates aimed at businesses that use Google’s G-Suite. Gmail Updated for Better…


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Hacked emails from UAE ambassador to US reveal details of upcoming meeting with pro-Israel think tank

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Hackers have leaked a small trove of emails allegedly stolen from the inbox of Yousef al-Otaiba, the United Arab Emirates’ ambassador to the United States, who has been dubbed “the most charming man in Washington”. The emails were released to a number of media outlets including The Intercept, Huffington Post…


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That Time The FBI Phished A Cop With Poisoned Microsoft Docs

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In an investigation into a Irondequoit, New York cop accused of stalking and harassing an ex-girlfriend, the FBI used techniques it often sees deployed by cybercriminals it investigates. It sent emails to the suspect containing Microsoft Word and Excel documents that, once clicked, would help them unmask the identity of…


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The need for internet security on your mobile

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Cybercriminals are constantly making advancements and finding new ways to compromise us. While they still target computers, hackers are also beginning to attack mobile devices. We are starting to see more threats such as ransomware attacks on smartphones. As hackers target mobile devices, it’s imperative to ensure that you are…


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Better Call Behnken: FBI reports 10 new real estate email hacking cases in 2 months in Tampa Bay area

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The FBI tells 8 On Your Side they have seen ten new real estate email hacking cases in the past two months in the Tampa Bay area alone. The fraud happens as a result of real estate agents using unsecure email accounts that get hacked by scammers, who are usually…


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DocuSign says hackers accessed customer email database

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Electronic signature service DocuSign said on Tuesday hackers had temporarily gained access to a database containing customer emails following a surge in phishing emails sent to its users. The company, which has about 200 million users, said the emails imitated the DocuSign brand to trick recipients into opening a Microsoft…


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DocuSign Confirms Hackers Accessed Its Customer Email Database

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Electronic signature service DocuSign said on Tuesday hackers had temporarily gained access to a database containing customer emails, which the company linked to a surge in phishing emails sent to its users. The company said the emails imitated the DocuSign brand to trick recipients into opening a Microsoft Word (MSFT,…


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Email is an easy target for hackers; don’t make it easier for them

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Remember the “You’ve got mail” alert from the ’90s? Well, watching the news today, it seems like a better alert would be “You’ve got completely insecure mail that anyone can hack into!” Yep, that’s right. Chances are, just like former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, Sony Corporation, Vice President…


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Phishing for Influence: When Hackers Meddle in Politics

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Every computer, whether used for personal or business reasons is susceptible to attacks from cyber-criminals. Political, personal and financial fraud are the three main reasons for these attacks. In the recent weeks, the French election has been the latest to enter political hack news, joining the United States, Germany and…


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