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  • Man Accused of Making Threats to Bomb Metrorail on Facebook - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Man Accused of Making Threats to Bomb Metrorail on Facebook

    An Arlington, Va., man has been indicted by a federal grand jury of threatening to bomb the Metro in statements he made online. According to the indictment, the suspect Awais Younis had a Facebook profile under the name of Sudullah “Sunny“ Ghilzai, which he used to chat online with another individual. In November 2010, Younis […] More

  • The Hunt in On! NDU Press Hosts Holiday Scavenger Hunt - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    The Hunt in On! NDU Press Hosts Holiday Scavenger Hunt

    Join in on the fun, as National Defense University Press launches its first-ever holiday scavenger hunt. The scavenger hunt, which kicked off yesterday, includes two phases. The first question will be posted on the NDU Press Facebook page, and participants will have to search the NDU Press website for the answer. The answer will be […] More

  • Facebook Announces 2011 Hacker Cup - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Facebook Announces 2011 Hacker Cup

    Hacking is a central part of Facebook’s culture–or so the social networking site said in announcing its 2011 Hacker Cup, where contestants will have to successfully solve algorithmic-based problem statements to advance and are ranked by accuracy and speed. The annual contest is open to hackers from around the world, with registration opening Dec. 20. […] More

  • Cyber Grinches Spread Malware via Holiday-themed Tweets - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Cyber Grinches Spread Malware via Holiday-themed Tweets

    Cyber criminals are exploiting Twitter to spread malware using festive-themed messages and taking advantage of trending topics to position malware distribution campaigns, PandaLabs reports. With the commencement of the holiday season, topics such as “Advent calendar,” “Hanukkah,” or even “Grinch” have become the most popular subjects used by hackers to entice users. Thousands of tweets […] More

  • No Partrides, Pear Trees in McAfee's '12 Scams of Christmas' List - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    No Partrides, Pear Trees in McAfee's '12 Scams of Christmas' List

    Plan on doing Christmas shopping online to avoid crowds and congested roads? Be very careful to avoid falling victim to cyber crooks taking advantage of the holidays. McAfee has revealed the 12 most dangerous online scams consumers should be aware of this upcoming holiday season, ranging from iPad offer scams to fake gift cards and […] More

  • Japanese Hacker Twosome Arrested for Stealing Virtual Characters - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Japanese Hacker Twosome Arrested for Stealing Virtual Characters

    Japanese police have arrested two people suspected of stealing virtual characters and goods from players of a popular online game, Sophos reports. Yu Nishimura and Kaori Tanaka allegedly used spyware to steal credentials from players of the Lineage II Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. The duo allegedly advertised a website that offered Lineage players […] More

  • Dhaka Student Files First-Ever Cyber Crime Case - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Dhaka Student Files First-Ever Cyber Crime Case

    A student has filed the first cyber crime case in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, accusing two individuals of using false information to create a Facebook account and posing as her, according to bdnews24.com. The defendants are two editors of the Alochhaya magazine, Abu Reza and Sanjay Dey Ripon. The plea said Ripon contacted the […] More

  • Bright Ideas: Dell, Facebook Partner with Alliance to Save Energy - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Bright Ideas: Dell, Facebook Partner with Alliance to Save Energy

    The Alliance to Save Energy has unveiled three initiatives aimed to help people save energy and help the environment. The organization has partnered with Dell to launch www.livingefficiently.org, a website that informs people about how to save energy in their homes, offices and more. Dell gave $50,000 toward the site“™s development, which features videos of […] More

  • New Tools Help Combat Cyberbullying - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    New Tools Help Combat Cyberbullying

    A new online tool by SafetyWeb.com allows kids to easily report cyberbullying, abuse or other dangers with the click of a mouse. The Facebook application FindHelp provides a list of phone numbers and links to report incidents to organizations such as the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s CyberTipline, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline […] More

  • Hackers Burglarize Virtual Home, Steal Everything but Virtual Cat - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Hackers Burglarize Virtual Home, Steal Everything but Virtual Cat

    Police in Italy are investigating a home burglary that occurred within Facebook popular game Pet Society, according to msnbc.com. Pet Society is a social pet simulation game from Playfish that allows players to decorate virtual houses and buy virtual clothes for their virtual pets. Paola Letizia of Palermo, Italy, told police a hacker emptied her […] More

  • Relentless Facebook Spammer Fined $873 Million - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Relentless Facebook Spammer Fined $873 Million

    A Canadian man who over a two-month period sent more than four million spam messages to Facebook profiles, promoting marijuana and sexual-enhancement drugs, has now been ordered by the Quebec court to pay $873 million in fines. Sophos reports that during March and April 2008, Adam Guerbuez sent 4,366,386 spam to users of the popular […] More

  • HHS Launches HealthCare.gov on Facebook - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    HHS Launches HealthCare.gov on Facebook

    The Department of Health and Human Services this week announced it had launched a new Facebook page HealthCare.gov to inform people about the Affordable Care Act. On the page, users can search for a health-insurance provider using the HHS“™ “Insurance Finder“ tool, read blogs and watch webcasts, and connect with other users. “HealthCare.gov on Facebook […] More

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