National Cyber Security News Center

Scams targeting utility customers on the rise during COVID-19 pandemic; Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas warn of scammers’ latest tactics | #coronavirus | #scams | #covid19

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Scams targeting electric and natural gas customers are on the rise, with imposters implementing new tactics during the COVID-19 pandemic to trick utility customers out of money and personal information. June 2020 was the highest single month on record for reported scam attempts…

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After Centre Bans Chinese Apps, Army Asks Its Personnel to Delete 89 Apps Including Facebook | #facebookdating | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

New Delhi: Days after the Centre banned 59 Chinese apps, including the hugely popular TikTok, the Indian Army on Wednesday asked its personnel to delete 89 apps from their smartphones including Facebook, TikTok, Truecaller and Instagram to plug leakage of information. Also Read – Instagram Amps up Tech Game, Users…

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Telenor Microfinance Bank reports Rs16.3bn loss for 2019 | #employeefraud | #recruitment | #corporatesecurity | #businesssecurity | #

KARACHI: Telenor Microfinance Bank on Wednesday, released its financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2019 announcing a loss after tax of Rs16.35 billion. According to the financials, the bank’s loss after tax fell from Rs2.51 billion in 2018 to Rs16.35 billion for the year ending December 2019. The…

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2 teens arrested in connection with fatal shooting in Hialeah | #parents | #teensvaping | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

HIALEAH, Fla. – Two teenagers are in custody following a deadly shooting outside an apartment complex in Hialeah, authorities confirmed Wednesday. Roger Mendez-Caceres, 19, and Alex Sobrino, 17, face charges of second-degree murder, attempted murder and attempted robbery with a deadly weapon. According to Mendez-Caceres’ arrest report, officers were called…

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#macsecurity | #operatingsystem | What’s in the latest Firefox upgrade? Firefox 78 starts ESR transition for enterprises – | #cybersecurity | #informationsecurity

Mozilla last week upgraded Firefox to version 78, patching a baker’s dozen of security flaws and starting the annual process of retiring last year’s Extended Support Release (ESR) and offering customers the latest enterprise-designed build. Company engineers patched 13 vulnerabilities, seven labeled “High,” Firefox’s second-most-serious label. Unlike most Firefox refreshes, version…

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Court Lets Microsoft Seize Web Domains Used in COVID-19 Phishing/BEC Scams and Fraud | #corporatesecurity | #businesssecurity | #

A U.S. court order has allowed Microsoft to seize control of key domains controlled by fraudsters to halt criminal activity after an increase in scams targeting users of Office 365. The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia this week unsealed documents detailing a cat-and-mouse chase between Microsoft…

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How to choose a password: Advice on keeping them simple but strong | #computertips | #cybersecurity | #informationsecurity

Online security is more important than ever, with hello, 123456, iloveyou and mypasswordispassword among the most used passwords, users are putting their personal accounts at serious risk. We’re constantly told that the best passwords are lengthy and full of different letters, numbers and symbols, as well as being different for…

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Love Is Blind’ for season 2: Read Cast, Plot, Release Date And Many More About The Show | #tinder | #pof | romancescams | #scams

_________________________ Netflix recently announced it will be renewing ‘Love Is Blind’ to get a second season. The show that is a Netflix generation gained its achievement right after it was released in February 2020. The show revolves around the idea of bachelor in Paradise’, wherein contestants in the preceding’s Bachelor…

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Louisiana Teacher Arrested After Threatening Black Family With Bat And Gun | #teacher | #children | #kids | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

Bridgette Digerolamo, a Louisiana P.E. teacher, is facing multiple charges after threatening a Black family with a bat and a gun as they drove down her flooded neighborhood street, WBRZ reports. The incident occurred on Monday in Shenandoah, as Demetra Turner-Louis, her husband and teenage daughter drove past the corner…

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