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#cybersecurity | #hackerspace | We Phish You a Very Merry Christmas and a Fraudulent New Year

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The holiday season is kicking into full gear, and so is the annual holiday cybercrime surge. As gift givers scour the web to seek out the best deals, cybercrooks put in extra work to profit off of the holiday shopping frenzy. Cybersecurity researchers report that this […]

Pizza Hut hack: Thousands of customers’ data stolen as users report fraudulent card transactions

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Hackers hit Pizza Hut earlier in October and reportedly stole customers’ financial information. Pizza Hut said that its website was hacked and some of its customers who used the fast food chain’s website and app were affected by the breach. Although Pizza Hut reportedly sent out […]

Man Pleads Guilty in Scheme to Get Fraudulent Tax Refunds

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to a scheme that used stolen identities to collect fraudulent tax refunds. The U.S. Justice Department said 45-year-old Furvio Flete-Garcia, of Lawrence, admitted guilt during his trial Thursday and is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court […]

PayPal Phishing Scam News: Fraudulent Scheme Redirects Users to Obtain Personal Information, Photo

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans This phishing scam reportedly involves the redirection of PayPal users to a different website (hxxps://hellopc[.]co[.]nz/wp-includes/random_compat/error_polyfil.php) that will present a false login page. According to PhishMe, the page will only appear legitimate but is actually a fraudulent scheme. Once PayPal users input their details, the hackers are […]

Stolen Identity, Stolen Faith: A Chicagoan’s Fight With Feds Over Fraudulent Student Loans

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Six years after an identity thief stole her personal information to open fraudulent student loans, Chicagoan Marisol Vargas-Sierra said she was still trying to shake off the $6,000 in bogus debt. “It just wouldn’t go away. It was like a nightmare that you couldn’t wake up […]

California shuts down 10 “fraudulent” health care websites

  In a move rarely seen by state authorities, California has shut down 10 domain names that the Golden State claims were fraudulent imitations of Covered California, the state’s own version of the Affordable Care Act. On Thursday, the state’s attorney general announced that it had forced 10 domain names to either redirect to the bona fide Covered California website or […]