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  • Webcam Chat Site Leaves Users Vulnerable Study Says - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Webcam Chat Site Leaves Users Vulnerable Study Says

    Privacy flaws in Chatroulette.com, a webcam-based chat site, could leave users open to security risks, according to researchers. Security researchers at McGill University and University of Colorado at Boulder demonstrated that a pre-recorded low-quality video of an attractive woman could cause most participants to believe that the feed was actually live. The technology could be […] More

  • Local Maryland Bank Targeted by Phishing Attack - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Local Maryland Bank Targeted by Phishing Attack

    Yet another bank in the Washington, D.C., metro area has been hit with a phishing attack. The Bank of Glen Burnie in Maryland is urging consumers to be vigilant about an email phishing scam designed to look like an online expiration warning from the bank. Bank customers were informed by an email their account would […] More

  • June Busy Month for Cyber Criminals Targeting Colleges - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    June Busy Month for Cyber Criminals Targeting Colleges

    Three U.S. universities were recently targeted by separate cyber attacks attempting to either dupe students into revealing personal information or extract student data by hacking school computer systems. SPAMFighter reports how some students at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., fell for an email scam claiming to be from the “Webmail Administrator” of the school. […] More

  • Study: Millions of Swedes Potential Victims of Phishing Scams - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Study: Millions of Swedes Potential Victims of Phishing Scams

    With nearly 4 million Facebook members, Sweden has one of the highest rates of users of the popular social-networking site. But as familiar as the Swedes are with online networking, many will still fall victim to cyber crime and scams, according to a recent study. Swedish IT security company Check Point Sverige examined how easily […] More

  • Hackers Target IM Apps - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Hackers Target IM Apps

    Security experts in Germany are warning about a new threat to MSN Messenger and Windows Live Messenger, V3.co.uk reports. G Data SecurityLabs research noted a recent increase in spam and phishing sites that link to the services, as well as a surge of seemingly never-ending fake friend requests. Adding to these issues is an application […] More

  • Nantucket Man Charged with Stealing Income Tax Refunds - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Nantucket Man Charged with Stealing Income Tax Refunds

    Authorities in Massachusetts have charged a Belorussian man for his alleged role in an international phishing scheme to steal income tax refunds intended for U.S. taxpayers. According to the indictment, Mikalai Mardakhayeu and his co-scammers ran websites that offered lower-income taxpayers free online tax return preparation and tax return e-filing services. After taxpayers entered their […] More

  • Government, Industry Join Forces to Fight Cyber Fraud - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Government, Industry Join Forces to Fight Cyber Fraud

    The private sector and the government have launched a new online-fraud alert service developed to make it easier for both parties to share information about cyber crime. Up to date, when compromised credentials stemming from phishing attacks were uncovered, there was no easy way to warn the service provider or bank about the exposed information. […] More

  • Paraguyan Government Website Hosts Phishing Data - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Paraguyan Government Website Hosts Phishing Data

    Phishing gangs are growing increasingly bold, evinced by researchers finding phishing data on website owned by the Paraguyan government. Sunbelt researchers discovered that a website belonging to the Paraguyan government is hosting data on banks and insurance companies in the United Kingdom gathered through phishing attacks. The researchers have notified the website owners regarding the […] More

  • Police to Provide Cybersecurity to Educational Institutions - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Police to Provide Cybersecurity to Educational Institutions

    In an effort to stem data theft and phishing attacks against state colleges and universities, the Indian Cyber Crime Cell of Ahmedabad Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) has opted to provide the educational institutions with cybersecurity solutions. With universities vulnerable to cyber attack, highlighted by a recent data tampering incident at the Gujarat University by […] More

  • Facebook Used to Find Money Mules - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Facebook Used to Find Money Mules

    Phishers are looking into different ways of reaching new recruits of cyber criminals by casting their nets onto social networking sites, creating special Facebook groups for their work-at-home scams, according to Kaspersky Lab. Far from a novel idea, phishers have been using social networks for years to find new recruits. Now, the scammers have created […] More

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