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Cyber security: Experts warn on rise of hacker ransoms

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Smartphones, watches, televisions and fitness trackers could be used to hold people to ransom over personal data, cyber security experts have warned. Ransomware, which makes devices unusable until their owners pay to unlock them, has become increasingly prevalent in the …

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Meridian Police warn there are some apps parents shouldn’t allow their kids to have

MERIDIAN, Idaho – Lake Hazel Middle Schoolers are learning a valuable lesson outside the classroom. They’re working to make a friendship tree to show kindness to others.

“I’m hoping they learn kindness can go a long way if they are kind to each other, we have a better school environment,” said Jenna Lowman the counselor at Lake Hazel Middle School.

And in this digital age of bullying, kindness is quickly forgotten.

“Parents have no idea when you give this smart device to your kid, that it can get them into danger very quickly,” said School Resource Officer David Gomez of the Meridian Police Department.

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Authorities warn of romance scams on Facebook, dating websites

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is warning Ohioans that his office has received several recent reports of romance scams that started on Facebook or dating websites. In the scam, a con artist creates a phony profile online, contacts a potential victim, and begins communicating with the person through messages or calls. Eventually, the scammer asks for money. “Scam artists will pretend to be someone they’re not,” DeWine said. “They’ll start to communicate with a person online, and they’ll forge an emotional connection. Read More….

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Police warn of romance scams

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Police warn of romance scams

POLICE are warning about the dangers of romance scams on dating websites following reports of fraud. Hampshire Police have issued guidance after receiving seven reports of scams, since the beginning of the year, where victims have sent money after speaking …

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Massive hack in Germany sees nearly one million forced offline- and it could happen again anywhere, experts warn

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Massive hack in Germany sees nearly one million forced offline- and it could happen again anywhere, experts warn

Nearly a million Deutsche Telekom customers in Germany were affected by a mass internet outage as hackers attempted to hijack home web routers as part of a wider attack.
The firm said as many as 900,000 users, or about 4.5

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Trump’s “Hackable” Android Phone Is A Security Threat To The US — Experts Warn

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Trump’s “Hackable” Android Phone Is A Security Threat To The US — Experts Warn

There’s no sign that the USA president-elect, Donald Trump, has given up his personal Android device. The security experts have called his regular Android smartphone a security threat to the USA and its allies. While Trump wishes to continue using

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Vulnerable South Australians targeted by credit card scammers, police warn

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Vulnerable South Australians targeted by credit card scammers, police warn

VULNERABLE people have been scammed out of thousands of dollars by credit card scammers purporting to come from South Australia, SA Police say.
Since July 2016, numerous reports have been made to the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network alleging deceptions

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UK’s Top Police Warn That Modding Games May Turn Kids into Hackers

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UK’s Top Police Warn That Modding Games May Turn Kids into Hackers

Last week at EGX, the UK’s biggest games event, attendees got a chance to play upcoming blockbusters like Battlefield 1, FIFA 17, and Gears of War 4. But budding gamers may also have spotted a slightly more unusual sight: a

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UIPD warn students against recent “sextortion” and IRS scams

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UIPD warn students against recent “sextortion” and IRS scams

Some students have fallen victim to two popular scams targeting the Champaign-Urbana area.
Two increasingly common internet and phone scams in the area have University of Illinois police cautioning students against engaging in conversation with strangers.
Three students have fallen

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Police Warn of New Phone Scam

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Scammers already have your credit card number but need something from you to access the account Beverly Hills police have issued a warning about a credit card scam that was reported by a resident. The scammer calls would-be victims on the telephone claiming to be from the security and fraud department of either VISA or […]

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