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Critical Microsoft Vulnerabilities

Critical Microsoft Vulnerabilities

 Our friends at Microsoft have another severe vulnerability that could bring the internet to its knees. It is essential that you STOP and PATCH your systems immediately! It does not require the user to do anything to begin an exploit from using this vulnerability to...

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Welch backs legislation to crack down on robocalls

Welch backs legislation to crack down on robocalls

Welch Backs LegislationTo Crack Down On RobocallsBURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont Congressman Peter Welch is backing legislation to crack down on unwanted robocalls.   Welch says that in 2018, Americans received 47 billion robocalls, a 64 percent increase since 2016.The...

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Connected CounterTop Garden E-Commerce Site Hacked

Connected CounterTop Garden E-Commerce Site Hacked

Who: AeroGrow # of Accounts Breached: Undetermined What was affected: Credit card number, expiration date, and card verification value — also known as a security code When it happened: Between October 29, 2018,​ and March 4, 2019 How it happened: On March 4, 2019,...

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Those Annoying Robocalls

Those Annoying Robocalls

Those Annoying RobocallsThe top consumer complaint to the FCC is unwanted, illegal and spoofed robocalls. Complaints are on the rise from consumers whose numbers are being spoofed or whose calls are being mistakenly blocked or labeled as a possible scam call by a...

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Website of Bangladesh Oil Hacked, Twice

Who: Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla) # of Accounts Breached: What was affected: Petrobangla’s website When it happened: April 7, 2019 How it happened: In the latest hacking incident, hackers using the name “N33LOB33” wrote on the website: “It...

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Taxpayer Information Stolen From Employee

Taxpayer Information Stolen From Employee

Who: The United Way of the Big Bend # of Records/People Affected: 64 Taxpayers When: 19 April 2019 What happened: A data security breach that occurred when taxpayer information was stolen from an employee in March. How Did it happen: The organization says that 64...

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What It’s Like In A Scam Call Center

What It's Like In A Scam Call CenterJim Browning got a look into a Kolkata call center via one of the scammers' insecure machines: "You're looking at the webcam of a scammer named Deva ██████. He's currently uploading the phone numbers of people who will be his next...

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Facebook Is A Government-Protected Monopoly

Facebook Is A Government-Protected Monopoly

Facebook Is A Government-Protected Monopoly In 1954, traveling milkshake-mixer salesman Ray Kroc visited a hamburger stand designed and managed by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald. He was impressed. Freshly cooked hamburgers were delivered to customers based on...

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City Computers Brought Down By Ransomware

City Computers Brought Down By Ransomware

Who: City of Greenville, North Carolina # of Records/People Affected: Undetermined When: 11 April 2019 What happened: Greenville, N.C., has effectively been knocked offline by a ransomware attack. How Did it happen: The city IT department had to shut down the majority...

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Massachusetts Hospital falls Victim to Phishing Attack

Massachusetts Hospital falls Victim to Phishing Attack

Who: Baystate Health of Springfield # of Records/People Affected: 12,000 When: 8 April 2019 What happened: Data breach exposed information about some 12,000 patients. How Did it happen: A phishing incident resulted in unauthorized access to the email accounts of...

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