More Than 280,000 Complaints of Online Criminal Activity Reported in 2012 Fairmont, WV — The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) released the 2012 Internet Crime Report—a summary of reported fraudulent activity, including data and statistics. In 2012, the IC3 received and processed 289,874 complaints, averaging more than 24,000 complaints per month. Unverified losses reported to [...]
WARNING: Beware of a Word Document attachment being emailed under the subject of BOA Merchant Statement. The attached .doc file is a virus. EXAMPLE OF FRAUDULENT EMAIL Attached (DOC|WORD file|document|file) is your Bank of America Paymentech electronic Merchant Billing Statement. If you need assistance, please (contact|message|call) your Account Executive or call Merchant Services at the [...]
Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) — The Internet Crime Complaint Center has received numerous reports of phishing attacks targeting various telecommunication companies’ customers. Individuals receive automated telephone calls that claim to be from the victim’s telecommunication carrier. Victims are directed to a phishing site to receive a credit, discount, or prize ranging from $300 to [...]
The Associated Press Twitter account was hacked, and a tweet was sent saying, “Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured.” The stock market went into a nose dive, but quickly recovered after the tweet was discovered to be fake. The situation highlighted the problem with Twitter’s security.
HARRISBURG, PA – Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has joined 18 other state attorneys general in a new online safety campaign with the popular social networking site, Facebook. The initiative, which was formally unveiled at the National Association of Attorneys General’s Presidential Summit on “Privacy in the Digital Age,” provides teenagers and parents with [...]
Last Wednesday, we began noticing unusually high incoming traffic across our servers. We determined that this traffic was caused by an automated program that was attempting to break in to our customers’ WordPress sites. This also had the effect of slowing down our Linux servers due to all of the extra traffic. This attack is [...]
A Pennsylvania Judge has ruled that corporations are not entitled to the same right of privacy as people. The case involved the fracking industry. Washington County Court of Common Pleas Judge Debbie O’Dell Seneca said, “Whether a right of privacy for businesses exists within the prenumbral rights of Pennsylvania’s constitution is a matter of first [...]
Question: My Gmail account got hacked. What is the best protection? Answer: Our analysis shows that your account was compromised by an IP from Nigeria. Though we’re not sure how your gmail got hacked, a good guess would be you had a weak password. If so, the best protection is to use separate passwords for [...]
South Korea has been hit by a rash of cyber attacks caused by malicious code. Three broadcasting companies and two banks had their networks taken down and harddrives erased. Though there is no proof, sources believe the attacks were launched by North Korea.