PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials at Oregon Health & Science University have apologized to employees after a fake phishing test drew complaints about raising false hopes.
The university sent the phishing test email to employees on April 12 offering up to $7,500 in financial assistance, Portland television station KGW8 reported Thursday.
TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts town has been cheated out of more than $100,000 in a phishing scam, but hopes to recover most of the money through insurance claims, the town manager said Wednesday.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials are warning residents of a text message phishing scam that targets people regarding their drivers licenses.
Secretary of State Shenna Bellows said Wednesday the text messages come from someone claiming to be the “Secretary of State Drivers License Facility," and the texter asks the recipient to click a link to “complete this verification.” She said the Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles never contacts residents via text messages about their drivers licenses.
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The state Department of Labor and Training is warning Rhode Island residents of an email phishing scam regarding professional licenses.
The phishing email, which does not come from a DLT email address, asks recipients to verify their license information on a fraudulent website, the agency said in a statement Thursday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s Office of Motor Vehicles warns state residents that scammers are trying to get personal information with text messages claiming that people can collect money through an internet link.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday that it has seized two domain names used in a cyberespionage campaign that targeted U.S. and foreign government agencies, think tanks and humanitarian groups.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Kenyan security guard now facing charges in Qatar after writing compelling, anonymous accounts of being a low-paid worker there found himself targeted by a phishing attack that could have revealed his location just before his arrest, analysts say.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it believes U.S. government agencies largely fended off the latest cyberespionage onslaught blamed on Russian intelligence operatives, saying the spear-phishing campaign should not further damage relations with Moscow ahead of next month’s planned presidential summit.
BOSTON (AP) — The state-backed Russian cyber spies behind the SolarWinds hacking campaign launched a targeted spear-phishing assault on U.S. and foreign government agencies and think tanks this week using an email marketing account of the U.S.
BANGKOK (AP) — Amnesty International says it has found that a hacking group known as Ocean Lotus has been staging more spyware attacks on Vietnamese human rights activists in the latest blow to freedom of speech in the communist-ruled country...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state is among those being targeted by a “large-scale, highly sophisticated” nationwide phishing campaign, the office of Gov...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A 350% increase in phishing websites was reported in the first quarter of the year, many targeting hospitals and health care systems and hindering their work responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U...
BOSTON (AP) — Google said state-backed hackers have targeted the campaigns of both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, although it saw no evidence that the phishing attempts were successful.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government has lost more than $2.6 million after falling for an email phishing scam, according to a senior official...
NEW YORK (AP) — Phishing scams that infect a computer and potentially allow hackers to invade bank and other accounts are highly preventable — but it takes eternal vigilance on the part of computer users.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who hacked Los Angeles County court computers, sent 2 million malicious phishing emails and stole hundreds of credit card numbers has been sentenced in Los Angeles...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Beware the phishing attempts.
LINCOLN - Nebraskans are being reminded about the importance of keeping their personal financial information safe, especially when scanning through email.
Christopher Miller, a Nebraska spokesman for the Internal Revenue Service, says an alarming trend has reappeared this year.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian government-aligned group of hackers launched a major campaign targeting Mideast energy firms and others ahead of U...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian hackers who penetrated hundreds of U.S. utilities, manufacturing plants and other facilities last year gained access by using the most conventional of phishing tools, tricking staffers into entering passwords, officials said Wednesday...
Time range phishing links were created
More than 95 percent of the malicious links used for the hackers’ phishing attempts were generated during Moscow office hours -- between 9 a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was just before noon in Moscow on March 10, 2016, when the first volley of malicious messages hit the Hillary Clinton campaign...
Secretary of state under President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential nominee in 2004, former U...
An accused cyber criminal from Nigeria has been arrested on fraud and identity theft charges in a scheme that stole the W-2 forms of Connecticut school employees to steal thousands from the IRS.
Daniel Adekunle Ojo, 33,, a citizen of Nigeria living in Durham, N.C., was arrested Thursday by federal authorities.
With this year’s income tax season coming to a close, the Michigan Department of Treasury (Treasury) urges Michiganders to be vigilant as cybercriminals use new and old tricks to take advantage of taxpayers.
Melisa Jessup checked her email. In her inbox was a strange request from her boss, Stokes County Schools Superintendent Brad Rice.
Something about the email didn't seem right. Why would the superintendent need employees' private tax information emailed to him?
Bay State residents and companies are being increasingly victimized by a sudden surge in “ransomware,” computer programs that hold data hostage until the owner pays up — and are filing as many as five new reports with the FBI every week, according to the head of the bureau’s Criminal Cyber Squad in Boston.
Human resoruce departments are being warned by the state Department of Revenue Services that an email supposedly sent by their company’s CEO is scam.The scam - using the name of the bossw - is intended to rip off the company’s employess by stealing sensitive information.DRS Commissioner Kevin Sullivansays the cyber criminals have already tricked payroll and human resource officials into giving them employee names, Social Security numbers and income information.The thieves then attempted to file fraudulent tax returns for tax refunds.Sullivan said in a release this phishing variation is known as a “spoofing” email.
Issuing a warning to Crossroads area Internet users, Attorney General Jim Hood is stressing caution when it comes to online shopping. Those taking advantage of popular sites such as Amazon and PayPal should be extremely vigilant as they could become targets of a phishing scam designed to gather sensitive personal information or infect their devices with viruses.