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FBI Releases Article On Defending Against Payroll Phishing Scams

October 17, 2018

The FBI has released an article on building a digital defense against phishing scams targeting electronically deposited paychecks. In these schemes, scammers use phishing emails to direct employees to fraudulent websites and collect their work credentials. Scammers then use victims’ credentials to replace legitimate direct deposit information with their own account details.

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Facebook Security Update

October 12, 2018

Facebook has been investigating the security issue discovered on Sept. 25 to help people understand what information the attackers may have accessed. Fewer people were impacted than originally thought. Of the 50 million people whose access tokens were believed to be affected, about 30 million actually had their tokens stolen.

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Removing Additional Inauthentic Activity From Facebook

October 11, 2018

Facebook News Release: Today, we’re removing 559 Pages and 251 accounts that have consistently broken our rules against spam and coordinated inauthentic behavior. Given the activity we’ve seen — and its timing ahead of the US midterm elections — we wanted to give some details about the types of behavior that led to this action.

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FTC Issues Alert On Recent Facebook Breach

October 3, 2018

The Federal Trade Commission has released an alert to provide Facebook users with recommended precautions against identity theft after the recent breach of the Facebook social media platform. NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review the FTC Alert and the NCCIC Tip on Preventing and Responding to Identity Theft.

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North Korean Malicious Cyber Activity

October 2, 2018

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Department of the Treasury, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have identified malware and other indicators of compromise used by the North Korean government in an ATM cash-out scheme—referred to by the U.S. Government as “FASTCash”.

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Cybersecurity At Home

October 2, 2018

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month an annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity. The National Cyber Security Alliance has published general tips to help you increase your cybersecurity awareness—including whom to contact if you are the victim of cyber crime—and protect your online activities.

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Facebook Security Notice

September 28, 2018

On the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 25, the Facebook engineering team discovered a security issue affecting almost 50 million accounts. Attackers exploited a vulnerability in Facebook’s code that impacted “View As”, a feature that lets people see what their own profile looks like to someone else. This allowed them to steal Facebook access tokens which they could then use to take over people’s accounts.

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Potential Hurricane Florence Phishing Scams

September 17, 2018

NCCIC warns users to remain vigilant for malicious cyber activity seeking to exploit interest in Hurricane Florence. Fraudulent emails commonly appear after major natural disasters and often contain links or attachments that direct users to malicious websites. Users should exercise caution in handling any email with a subject line, attachments, or hyperlinks related to the

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Facebook Announces Removal Of More Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior

August 22, 2018

Yesterday Facebook removed multiple pages, groups and accounts for coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram. Some of this activity originated in Iran, and some originated in Russia.

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North Korean Malicious Cyber Activity

August 9, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have identified a Trojan malware variant—referred to as KEYMARBLE—used by the North Korean government. The U.S. Government refers to malicious cyber activity by the North Korean government as HIDDEN COBRA.

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