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Most of the largest US voting districts are vulnerable to email spoofing

Most of the largest US voting districts are vulnerable to email spoofing Only 5% of the largest voting counties in the U.S. are protected against email impersonation and phishing attacks, seen as a key attack method by hackers who officials say want to disrupt the upcoming presidential election. The findings come less […]

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Facebook bowed to a Singapore government order to brand a news post as false

Facebook bowed to a Singapore government order to brand a news post as false Facebook added a correction notice to a post by a fringe news site that Singapore’s government said contained false information. It’s the first time the government has tried to enforce a new law against ‘fake news’ outside its […]

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Only a few 2020 US presidential candidates are using a basic email security feature

Only a few 2020 US presidential candidates are using a basic email security feature Just one-third of the 2020 U.S. presidential candidates are using an email security feature that could prevent a similar attack that hobbled the Democrats’ during the 2016 election. Out of the 21 presidential candidates in the race according […]

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TriNet sent remote workers an email that some thought was a phishing attack

TriNet sent remote workers an email that some thought was a phishing attack It was the one of the best phishing emails we’ve seen… that wasn’t. Phishing remains one of the most popular attack choices for scammers. Phishing emails are designed to impersonate companies or executives to trick users into turning over […]

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Microsoft says Iranian hackers targeted a 2020 presidential candidate

Microsoft says Iranian hackers targeted a 2020 presidential candidate Microsoft said it has found evidence that hackers associated with Iran have targeted a 2020 presidential candidate. The tech giant’s security and trust chief confirmed the attack in a blog post, but the company would not say which candidate was the target. The […]

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Bellingcat journalists targeted by failed phishing attempt

Bellingcat journalists targeted by failed phishing attempt Investigative news site Bellingcat has confirmed several of its staff were targeted by an attempted phishing attack on their ProtonMail accounts, which the journalists and the email provider say failed. “Yet again, Bellingcat finds itself targeted by cyber attacks, almost certainly linked to our work […]

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Justice Department accuses Chinese spies of hacking into dozens of US tech and industry giants

Justice Department accuses Chinese spies of hacking into dozens of US tech and industry giants The Justice Department has unsealed a damning indictment that links an aggressive campaign to hack into U.S. tech and industry giants to spies working for the Chinese government. The indictment, out Thursday, accuses China’s main intelligence agency […]

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Scammers are sending bomb scares to nab BTC

Scammers are sending bomb scares to nab BTC A new scam is making the rounds that promises to disrupt countless offices and schools. The scam is simple: the scammers send an email threatening to detonate a bomb if they don’t get a certain amount of Bitcoin within a specified time frame. Because […]

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Tool up for the midterms with this Facebook junk news aggregator

Tool up for the midterms with this Facebook junk news aggregator With the US midterms fast approaching purveyors of online disinformation are very busy indeed spreading their hyper-partisan junk on Facebook . Their goal: Skewing democratic outcomes by putting out misleading, deceptive or incorrect information that’s packaged as real news about politics, economics […]

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Russian hackers slipped up in attempt to hack senator

Russian hackers slipped up in attempt to hack senator Hackers that targeted a Democratic senator up for reelection this year may have left behind clues in their attack that further suggest Russian involvement. The office of Claire McCaskill, a Missouri senator, was targeted in an apparent targeted phishing attack from a fake […]

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