Monthly Archives: October 2018

Conservatives Targeted for Midterm Election Scams

I’m not sure why conservatives seem to be better scam targets than liberals. Perhaps, the older, white, male stereotype gives scammers the impression that they have more money than poor liberals. It could also be that they target older voters … Continue reading

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Looking for a Facebook Alternative? Here are a Few Ideas

Facebook: Kids, pets, vacations, and holidays. That about sums it up for me. The occasional meme also slips through with a few targeted ads. I’m not a big Facebook user, but it’s good to have a community of friends and … Continue reading

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Chinese State Hackers are Actively Recruiting Corporate Insiders

The F.B.I began October, 2018, by putting out a plea to U.S. companies: Work with us to stop malicious insiders from stealing your secrets and sending them to foreign competitors. To be more specific, stop China from infiltrating your company … Continue reading

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Magecart Malware Steals Credit Card Data from Legitimate Online Payment Forms

Traditional credit card skimmers are physical devices attached to or overlain on ATMs or other credit card terminals. These are still around and some, like the overlay skimmer below which was reported on by Brian Krebs, are quite sophisticated. Once … Continue reading

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Review Bombing: New Extortion Scam Threatens Businesses with Negative Reviews

If you’re like most people, you probably read the reviews of a hotel or restaurant before you visit it for the first time. After all, you don’t want to spend your money on an experience you may be disappointed with, … Continue reading

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