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DHS warns on immigration spoofing scam

You could probably see this one and others like it coming, given the current immigration quagmire that is the United States immigration environment. Today the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a fraud alert saying criminals have been usi.....»»

Category: securitySource:  networkworldApr 19th, 2017

Google and Facebook Victims of $100 Million Phishing Scam

More than a month after the U.S. Department of Justice charged a Lithuanian man in a $100 million phishing scam against two Internet companies, an investigation by Fortune has confirmed the victims' identities: Google and Facebook. Between 2013 and.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

Even the World"s Largest Internet Companies Get Phished, Just Like Your Grandma

If you’ve ever been duped by a phishing scam, you can feel a little less stupid about it today, because you’ve been joined in that sad club by Google and Facebook.Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

Google and Facebook duped in huge "scam"

The two tech firms have confirmed they were tricked out of $100m (£77m) in an alleged scam......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsApr 28th, 2017

Facebook and Google Were Victims of $100M Payment Scam

Employees of Facebook and Google were the victims of an elaborate $100 million phishing attack, according to a new report on Fortune, which further adds that the employees were tricked into sending money to overseas bank accounts. From the report: In.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 27th, 2017

Microsoft Warns Users Not to Install Its Latest Windows Update, For Now

With its Creators Update for Windows 10, Microsoft promised that users would have the option to postpone future updates for a limited period of time and many rejoiced. But now that the update has started rolling out, it’s become apparent that there.....»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsApr 27th, 2017

Twitter trolls Trump"s anti-immigrant hotline with calls about space aliens

Seen a space alien lately? Maybe you should tell Donald Trump about it.  On Wednesday, his administration unveiled  the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement Office, or VOICE, which gave out a hotline number for those impacted by "crimina.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

How to minimize the risks of phishing scams

Employees are often the weakest link in your company's security chain. But with a little knowledge and foresight you can mitigate the risks. In this video, CIO.com senior writer Sharon Florentine explains the anatomy of a phishing scam and how you an.....»»

Category: securitySource:  networkworldRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

A call to action for tech

 Tech is uniting against Trump. From 127 tech firms teaming up against Trump’s immigration ban, to Google employees’ massive walkout in response to the immigration ban, to Lyft’s $3 million donation to the ACLU, tech has taken.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 25th, 2017

Could Brexit damage the UK’s AI industry?

The Royal Society is urging the government to ensure that new immigration rules don't harm the UK's successful AI sector. It's far from clear what the UK's immigration policy will look like post-Brexit, but it's almost certain th.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsApr 25th, 2017

Billionaire Jack Ma Says CEOs Could Be Robots in 30 Years, Warns of Decades of "Pain" From AI

Self-made billionaire, Alibaba chairman Jack Ma warned on Monday that society could see decades of pain thanks to disruption caused by the internet and new technologies to different areas of the economy. From a report: In a speech at a China Entrepre.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsApr 24th, 2017

Nintendo Switch emulators are all fake, FTC warns

The FTC has warned those looking for a Nintendo Switch to call their own not to fall for scam emulator ads. The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo’s fastest selling console ever and as a result it’s not always easy to get your hands on.....»»

Category: topSource:  techradarRelated NewsApr 24th, 2017

Beware: Punycode Phishing Scam Can Snare even Savviest Users

If think you've fine-tuned your online security skills enough not to fall for a phishing scam, think again: software engineer Xudong Zheng has uncovered a vulnerability that could be especially difficult to spot. Writing on his blog last week, Zhen.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated NewsApr 21st, 2017

Tech Tip: Ignoring a WhatsApp Scam

Hackers have been trying to fool people for years by hiding malicious software in seemingly friendly messages, but don’t fall for it......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated NewsApr 20th, 2017

If You Call From This Number at Homeland Security, It"s a Scam

Have you gotten a call from the number 1-800-323-8603? Does it say on Caller ID that it’s from the Department of Homeland Security? It’s definitely a scam. Hang up and don’t give them any information.Read more........»»

Category: topSource:  gizmodoRelated NewsApr 20th, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson Warns Science Denial Could "Dismantle" Democracy

Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson urges Americans to become more scientifically literate in a short video he posted yesterday (April 19) on his Facebook page......»»

Category: scienceSource:  livescienceRelated NewsApr 20th, 2017

Atlassian co-founder wasn"t about to let this politician "troll" him on TV

You know what they say: Talk sh*t, get proverbially hit. And co-founder and co-CEO of Australian startup Atlassian had to issue a Twitter-blow to the nation's immigration minister on Wednesday night, after the politician started running his mouth off.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsApr 19th, 2017

More than 150 tech companies urged a court to shut down Trump"s latest travel ban

Silicon Valley is once again striking out at Donald Trump's immigration policy. More than 160 tech companies asked a federal court on Wednesday to kill the president's latest restrictions on travelers from several Muslim-majority countries, Recode fi.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsApr 19th, 2017

You"re gonna need some help recognizing this phishing scam

How do you spot a phishing scam when the URL looks perfectly legit?  An old phishing technique has recently popped back up in the news, and it has the potential to fool some folks no matter how many times they inspect a URL for typos. SEE ALSO:.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsApr 19th, 2017

DHS warns on immigration spoofing scam

You could probably see this one and others like it coming, given the current immigration quagmire that is the United States immigration environment. Today the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a fraud alert saying criminals have been usi.....»»

Category: securitySource:  networkworldRelated NewsApr 19th, 2017

162 tech companies file brief against the latest immigration executive order

 Silicon Valley and the tech community at large has been a staunch opponent of Trump’s immigration policies, from the “Muslim Ban” executive orders to H-1B restrictions. Today sees 162 companies banding together to file an amic.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsApr 19th, 2017