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Employment Scam Targeting College Students Remains Prevalent

January 20, 2017

FBI Public Service Announcement College students across the United States continue to be targeted in a common employment scam. Scammers advertise phony job opportunities on college employment websites, and/or students receive e-mails on their school accounts recruiting them for fictitious positions. This "employment" results in a financial loss for participating students. How the scam works:

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FTC Releases Alert On Fake Apps For Mobile Devices

December 23, 2016

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an alert on fraudulent mobile apps designed to exploit consumers. Some fake apps may steal personal information such as credit card numbers. By taking precautions, users can protect themselves and their private data. US-CERT encourages users and administrators to refer to the FTC Scam Alert and background article

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US-CERT Alerts Users To Holiday Phishing Scams And Malware Campaigns

December 1, 2016

US-CERT reminds users to remain vigilant when browsing or shopping online this holiday season. Ecards from unknown senders may contain malicious links. Fake advertisements or shipping notifications may deliver infected attachments. Spoofed email messages and fraudulent posts on social networking sites may request support for phony causes.

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Week Four Of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 25, 2016

In partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, the National Cyber Security Alliance has released information on "Navigating Your Continuously Connected Life" which examines our future using Internet of Things devices.

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Week Three Of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 18, 2016

In partnership with the Department of Homeland Security, the National Cyber Security Alliance has released information on recognizing cyber crime and how to protect yourself online. Recommendations include deleting suspicious communications, being wary of "too good to be true" offers, and using strong authentication.

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Week Two Of National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 13, 2016

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. In partnership with DHS, the National Cyber Security Alliance has released information on “Cyber from the Break Room to the Board Room” describing how users can protect their businesses and other organizations from cyber threats.

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October 13, 2016

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. In partnership with DHS, the National Cyber Security Alliance has released the first in a series of tips focused on helping people protect their online activities and increasing cybersecurity awareness.

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Potential Hurricane Matthew Phishing Scams

October 11, 2016

US-CERT warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to capitalize on interest in Hurricane Matthew.

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Galaxy Note7 Sales And Exchanges To Stop During Further Investigation

October 10, 2016

Samsung announced today that it is asking all carrier and retail partners globally to stop sales and exchanges of the Galaxy Note7 while the investigation of recently reported cases involving the Galaxy Note7 takes place. Samsung is working with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety and other relevant regulatory bodies on the investigation.

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ALERT: Misleading Voter Registration Letters Sent By Outside Groups

September 21, 2016

The Virginia Department of Elections has received numerous phone calls from concerned voters who received a letter suggesting their voter registration status was in question. These letters did not come from the Department of Elections and are not official election mail.

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