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Crooks impersonate US govt agencies offering financial aid
Cybercriminals looking to steal personal information are baiting U.S. citizens with emails purporting to be from government agencies offering federal assistance.
Bad actors are sending out messages purporting to be from federal government entities offering financial aid or unemployment assistance during the pandemic.
Personal data and credentials
The purpose of the phishing campaigns is to collect personal data that could be used for identity theft or usernames and passwords that could be used for credential stuffing attacks.
For one malicious message, email protection company Inky says that the cybercriminals lured victims with a fake government program that offers up to $5,800 in cash payments.
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Facebook Is Going After Its Critics in the Name of Privacy
FACEBOOK HAS BROUGHT its might down upon a small but scrappy academic team who've done brilliant work in exposing the company's failures to contain scams, rip-offs, and political disinformation. If the team doesn’t fully dismantle its public-interest research project and delete its data by November 30, Facebook says, it “may be subject to additional enforcement action.” Why? Because the $775 billion company wants to protect our privacy.
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This Bluetooth Attack Can Steal a Tesla Model X in Minutes
TESLA HAS ALWAYS prided itself on its so-called over-the-air updates, pushing out new code automatically to fix bugs and add features. But one security researcher has shown how vulnerabilities in the Tesla Model X's keyless entry system allow a different sort of update: A hacker could rewrite the firmware of a key fob via Bluetooth connection, lift an unlock code from the fob, and use it to steal a Model X in just a matter of minutes
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