Warning of scammers impersonating women on Instagram and posting links to pornography | #socialmedia | #cybersecurity | #hacker

AN INTERNET MONITORING website overseen by the Department of Justice has warned of an “emerging trend” of intimate image abuse from scam accounts on Instagram.Hotline.ie has warned of an increase in what they call cloned Instagram accounts in which scammers will impersonate real women and post links to webpages of……

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U.S. faces urgent anti-hacker crisis | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack | #cybersecurity | #hacker

The Biden administration is accelerating efforts to fill nearly 600,000 vacant cybersecurity positions in the public and private sectors bogging down efforts to protect digital infrastructure. Why it matters: Following a deluge of ransomware attacks targeting critical government and corporate infrastructure this year, clogs in the talent pipeline are leaving federal,……

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Johnson says UK will act if EU refuses to give way over NI Protocol | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack | #cybersecurity | #hacker

Boris Johnson has said the UK will have a “necessity to act” if the EU is unwilling to reach a compromise in the deepening crisis over the Northern Ireland Protocol. The Prime Minister – who travels to Belfast on Monday for emergency talks with the Northern Ireland parties – said……

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My Lawsuit Will Shine a Light on Twitter Censorship | #socialmedia | #cybersecurity | #hacker

Photo: Gregory Bull/Associated Press Do social-media companies collude with the federal government to suppress speech? On April 29, Judge William Alsup issued a ruling in a case I brought against Twitter that could become a watershed in holding social-media companies accountable for censorship. This problem became acute at the outset……

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Moscow Puts Sanctions On European Gazprom Units In Countries That Have Imposed Sanctions On Russia | #cybersecurity | #cyberattack | #cybersecurity | #hacker

Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine appears to be faltering as its forces struggle to take more territory in the Donbas amid fierce resistance, Western military officials said. After initially failing to take the capital, Kyiv, in the first weeks of the war, Russian forces have refocused their efforts on eastern……

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#hacking | #scammers | An estimated $163 billion from pandemic unemployment benefits were misspent or stolen | #datingscams | #lovescams

Identity theft and other sophisticated criminal schemes contributed to potentially $163 billion in waste, while inflicting harm on unwitting victims. Sareena Brown-Thomas, a victim of identity theft that caused her to be unable to collect unemployment benefits. The number of fraud cases in unemployment insurance benefits has increased significantly. (Carolyn…

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Fake friend, real scam: How a South Carolina woman was conned out of $33,000 | #phishing | #scams | #cybersecurity | #hacker

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – There is nothing like a friend’s advice, but what if that advice is really coming from someone pretending to be one of your friends? A Greenville, South Carolina, woman lost tens of thousands of dollars all because she thought some old friends were helping her apply……

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Fake friend, real scam: How a South Carolina woman was conned out of $33,000 | #phishing | #scams | #cybersecurity | #hacker

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – There is nothing like a friend’s advice, but what if that advice is really coming from someone pretending to be one of your friends? A Greenville, South Carolina, woman lost tens of thousands of dollars all because she thought some old friends were helping her apply……

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