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Beware: Ebola Scams Spreading Quickly Online

As Ebola becomes a news topic, scammers interested in cashing in on the public concern over this deadly-but-quite-rare disease have begun to proliferate online. What better way to cheat people out of money than to take advantage of the public fear of a disease that often reported on, but not well understood? Ebola-centered scams come in a couple different flavors.

Surveillance Reform Theater

Recently 60 Minutes aired a segment where FBI Director James Comey described how he threatened to quit as acting Attorney General back in 2004 rather than reauthorize warrantless wiretapping programs. He also described an old Hoover-era memo that he keeps on his desk as a reminder of what not to do.

Don't become a victim of spear phishing

We have all heard about the sophisticated malware responsible for the wave of data breaches that began last year with Target and recently included Home Depot and J.P. Morgan Chase, but the question that many Don't become a victim of spear phishing We have all heard about the sophisticated malware responsible for the wave of data breaches that began last year with Target and recently included Home Depot and J.P. Morgan Chase, but the question that many Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1wc2v1B We have all heard about the sophisticated malware responsible for the wave of data breaches that began last year with Target and recently included Home Depot and JPMorgan Chase, but the question that many people fail to ask is how did the malware necessary to perpetrate these major data breaches get downloaded into the seemingly secure computers of major companies and government ... (more)

Alert issued for hacking scam

The Newberry County Sheriff's Department has issued an advisory warning residents of computer hacking that is taking place in the area. A virus will take over your computer and encrypt your data, indicating that the hacker is with law enforcement or the FBI and that you have been looking at child pornography.

Sophisticated Malvertising Campaign Targets US Defense Industry

In a report, the security firm outlined an advanced persistent threat campaign it has dubbed "Operation DeathClick," targeting the US defense industry. Invincea has spotted more than two dozen micro-targeted attacks since September that are linked to the campaign.

How to Fix Internet Explorer has Encountered a Problem and Needs to Close

Have you ever been browsing the Internet using IE happily until all of a sudden you get this horrid "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close" error message, after which IE completely shuts down and you lose all of your tabs along with any forms you might have been filling out? Now that I use Chrome religiously, this has not happened to me even once, but it happened all the time with Internet Explorer. So for those poor souls still using older versions of IE, here's a quick list of steps you can take to try and fix the underlying problem.

California woman charged with using spyware to tap a police officer’s phone Investigators say Kristin Nyunt intercepted sensitive law enforcement information.

Smartphone Spyware Targets Hong Kong Protesters A U.S. mobile security firm says it has uncovered smartphone spyware aimed at pro-Democracy protesters in Hong Kong that comes disguised as an app created by a community of socially minded programmers.

US: Pakistani Man Indicted for Selling StealthGenie Spyware App Used to Detect Cheating Partners A Pakistani man has been indicted in the US Eastern district of Virginia for allegedly advertising and selling the StealthGenie spyware application for mobile phones which monitors calls, texts, videos and other communications without detection.

FBI collars alleged mobile spyware seller The FBI has arrested a man in the US for allegedly selling StealthGenie.

Hundreds of Police Agencies Distributing Spyware and Keylogger realized sends this news from the EFF: For years, local law enforcement agencies around the country have told parents that installing ComputerCOP software is the "first step" in protecting their children online. ... As official as it looks,ComputerCOP is actually just spyware, generally bought in bulk from a New York company that appears to do nothing but market this software to local government ...

San Jose: Woman charged with using spy software to tap a police officer's phone A woman recently sentenced to state prison for identity theft was charged Friday in U.S. District Court in San Jose in the wiretapping of a police officer's phone and possessing illegal spyware, the U.S. Attorney's Office reported.