Teen leader of hackers who made fake 911 threats pleads guilty

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans An Andover teenager who led a group of hackers who made fake threats nationwide has pleaded guilty and been sentenced to juvenile detention. The 17-year-old, whose name was not released, was ordered into the custody of the Department of Youth The…

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Hackers use typosquatting to dupe the unwary with fake news, sites

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The proliferation of fake news has shone a light on another murky corner the web, the practice of typosquatting. These are the URLs that pass for common ones — say Amazoon.com instead of Amazon.com — if the user isn’t paying The…

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Noisy Fans & Fake Deli Coupons: How Hackers are Winning Now

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans In the race to come up with new and more sophisticated ways to invade victims’ computers and networks, hackers will use any means necessary – even a computer’s fan. Especially designed for highly secure computers that aren’t even on a The…

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Users sign away their firstborns on fake social network

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans We already know that people are willing to hand over their firstborns for free Wi-Fi. Or, at least, they’re more willing to accidentally sign over perpetual ownership of their tots than they are to read lengthy terms and conditions. We know…

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China says to crackdown on fake news from social media

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans China’s internet regulator will launch a crackdown on the reporting of news gathered from social media, as part of what the government calls a campaign against fake news and the spreading of rumours. In a statement late on Sunday, the Cyberspace…

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Fraudsters using fake letterboxes for identity theft scams

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Identity scammers are using fake mailboxes to “harvest” householders’ mail and then using the stolen details to gain credit. The fake letterboxes are attached to the exterior of properties to fool postal workers and are then removed before residents notice their…

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