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Hacker Selling 651,894 Patient Records on the Dark Web
A hacker who goes by the name of TheDarkOverlord has put up for sale on the Dark Web three databases stolen from three healthcare institutions in the US.
IRS Kills Electronic Filing Pin Feature Due to Repeated Attacks
After repeated attacks, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has decided to retire a Web-based tool for obtaining PINs that taxpayers could use to file tax returns electronically. The Electronic Filing (E-file) PINs Web application is no longer available on the IRS website "because of questionable activity," the agency announced last week.
Scientology Seeks Captive Converts via Google Maps, Drug Rehab Centers
Fake online reviews generated by unscrupulous marketers blanket the Internet these days. Although online review pollution isn’t exactly a hot-button consumer issue, there are plenty of cases in which phony reviews may endanger one’s life or well-being. This is the story about how searching for drug abuse treatment services online could cause concerned loved ones to send their addicted, vulnerable friends or family members straight into the arms of the Church of Scientology.
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Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Identity Theft Charges
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
A 28-year-old Palm Beach County man has pleaded guilty to his part in a stolen identity tax refund fraud conspiracy that targeted students and others.
Suspect in Identity Theft Scheme Allegedly Targeted Former FBI Director
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Criminal charges against a 35-year-old Filipino who allegedly targeted former FBI Director Robert Mueller and other high-profile victims were unsealed Friday in what federal prosecutors in New Jersey called a sophisticated identity theft scheme.
Take These Security Books With You on Vacation
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Why spend your beach time this summer reading fictional mystery novels when real world mysteries are swirling through the cyber sphere?
FTC Alerts Telemarketers That TSR Prohibits Certain Payment Methods; Warns Consumers That Use of the Payment Methods Is Illegal
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
The Federal Trade Commission wants businesses to know about important Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) amendments that are now in effect. These changes make it unlawful for telemarketers to use three types of payment methods exploited by con artists and scammers.
U.S. Charges Filipino Man With Hacking Accounts of Celebrities
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
A Filipino man has been criminally charged in New Jersey with running a large and sophisticated scheme to hack into the bank and credit card accounts of well-known or celebrity customers, U.S. prosecutors said.