Facebook – Removed 3 billion fake accounts in 6 months

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From OCT-2018 thru MAR-2019, Facebook is reporting an increase in FAKE accounts where impersonators attempt to gain contact with others for fraud, romance scams, or to gleam sensitive information from others https://www.apnews.com/d276ebdec5224398b9d70a6424bdee7b Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said […]

Malware – VPNFilter 2018 attack research report

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The VPNFilter attack in 2018 was a sophisticated malware threat as documented by Cisco Talos below.  Thankfully, it was shutdown by FBI before major impacts were experienced: https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2019/05/one-year-later-vpnfilter-catastrophe.html#more Cisco Talos first disclosed the existence of VPNFilter on May 23, 2018. The malware made headlines across the globe, as it was a sophisticated piece of malware […]

Privacy Awareness Week – MAY 2019

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https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2019/05/22/Privacy-Awareness-Week The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has released an announcement promoting Privacy Awareness Week (PAW). PAW is an annual event fostering awareness of privacy issues and the importance of protecting personal information. This year’s theme, “Protecting Privacy is Everyone’s Responsibility,” focuses on promoting privacy awareness for consumers and businesses. Consider the following practices to protect […]

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