The Justice Department says it has seized two domain names used in a cyberespionage campaign that targeted U.S. and foreign government agencies, think tanks and humanitarian groups.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials at Oregon Health & Science University have apologized to employees after a fake phishing test drew complaints about raising false hopes.
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.
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — The state Department of Labor and Training is warning Rhode Island residents of an email phishing scam regarding professional licenses.
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.
BOSTON (AP) — IBM security researchers say they have detected a cyberespionage effort using targeted phishing emails to try to collect vital information on the World Health Organization’s initiative for distributing COVID-19 vaccine to developing countries.
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.N. counterterrorism chief said Thursday.
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.

An election security official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday warned top state election officials nationwide to safeguard against fraudulent emails targeting state and local election workers.
LINCOLN - Nebraskans are being reminded about the importance of keeping their personal financial information safe, especially when scanning through email.
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.S. sanctions on Iran, a cybersecurity firm said Tuesday, warning further attacks remain possible as America re-imposes others on Tehran.
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.
More than 95 percent of the malicious links used for the hackers’ phishing attempts were generated during Moscow office hours -- between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
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.S. senator from Massachusetts.
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.
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.
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
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 Sulliv
Issuing a warning to Crossroads area Internet users, Attorney General Jim Hood is stressing caution when it comes to online shopping.