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more information on sonyhack from leading cyber security expertsSource: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans In this year of horrendous cyberheists — Equifax the most prominent — you’ve probably taken at least a few precautions: changed passwords, stopped opening files and links from unknown senders, upgraded your computer security measures, maybe put a freeze on your credit reports. But if you’re […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Cyber-security experts warn of another WannaCry like attack

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Cyber-security experts warn of another WannaCry like attack

A newly found flaw in widely used networking software leaves tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack similar to that caused by the recent WannaCry malware, cyber-security researchers warned on Thursday. Rebekah Brown of Rapid7, a cyber-security …

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Another IRS employee charged with literally robbing taxpayers

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Another IRS employee charged with literally robbing taxpayers

The IRS has had its share of scandals over the past decade and the ones which seem to draw the most attention are the partisan battles over “extra scrutiny” given to conservative groups. But what about the non-partisan, completely unbiased crooks who are just looking to rip off the government and the taxpayers to line their own pockets? There is yet another case of such alleged activity unfolding this week. The Department of Justice announced yesterday that an arrest had been made in the case of an IRS worker who allegedly engaged in identity theft, using the personal information of taxpayers to file bogus returns “on their behalf” and keeping the money for herself. (Department of Justice website)

A federal grand jury sitting in the Northern District of Georgia indicted an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employee today for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney John A. Horn for the Northern District of Georgia.

According to the indictment, since November 2010, Stephanie Parker of Atlanta, Georgia, worked at the IRS and had access to taxpayers’ personal identifying information, such as social security numbers and dates of birth. The indictment alleges that between September 2012 and April 2013, Parker exploited her IRS accesses to steal such personal information, which she then used to file tax returns seeking refunds in the names of other individuals. Parker allegedly directed the fraudulently obtained refunds into nominee bank accounts and used some of those funds to purchase money orders.

An indictment merely alleges that crimes have been committed. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
First of all, well done to the Criminal Investigation and Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration and the DoJ for uncovering this and taking action. But in addition to identifying this one particular (alleged) instance, perhaps the new administration can take a fresh look at the hiring procedures and screening in place at the IRS. These are people who are placed in positions where they have unfettered access to all manner of private information on citizens, including all of their financial data and identification. Whether a dishonest employee is looking to score political victories or simply feather their own nest, letting any bad apples through is a huge risk.

I’d compare this to anyone wanting a job as a truck driver, just for one example. If you want to go and do short haul deliveries of bread from the bakery to the grocery store you’ll probably have a good shot at the job if you simply have a clean driving record and show up for the interview sober. But if you want a job with Loomis or Brinks driving an armored car, be prepared for a comprehensive criminal background check, interviews with anyone who has ever known you and personal monitoring of your every move. Are we exercising this level of precaution when placing new government workers at the IRS? If so, great. But if not, the new broom may want to sweep even more cleanly at the Internal Revenue Service.

Americans are forced to pay taxes. They are also given no choice in entrusting this task and all of the responsibilities for safeguarding their private data to the federal government. They have a right to know that the best possible practices are in place to ensure that trust is deserved.

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Suspect arrested after shooting from his car at ex-girlfriend in another car

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ A domestic-related shooting/car accident ended in the arrest of a shooting suspect downtown just after noon today. The incident was centered on Hoover and 4th streets about 12:02 p.m. “A suspect … View full post on Become007.com

Sex-obsessed internet dater, 27, raped a woman he met on Plenty of Fish and molested another in front her SON

A VILE rapist who met up with two women on popular singles site ‘Plenty of Fish’ subjected them to horrific attacks in their own homes – molesting one of them in front of her own son. Scott Lazenby, 27, threw one victim onto her bed in Colne, Lancashire, before groping her and raping her twice. The aeronautics graduate, who has been jailed for seven years, groped a second woman and exposed himself in front of her young son. Read More….

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Grandpa finds wife engaging in sex with another man, hangs self

A Bulilima man (58) allegedly hanged himself in his bedroom hut after he found his wife (50) engaging in sex with another man in a bush. Chief Madlambuzi said Emson Khupe of Mpoyi Village reportedly found his wife, Ms Julia Moyo, with an unidentified man three days before he ended his life. He said Khupe was found hanging from the roof of his bedroom hut by his 18-year-old daughter on Friday afternoon. “There is a report of a man from my area who was found hanging in his bedroom hut. Read More….

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ANOTHER HACK SHUTS EX-REPORTER’S POLITICAL WEBSITE

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ANOTHER HACK SHUTS EX-REPORTER’S POLITICAL WEBSITE

A week after declaring victory over hackers, former Union-Tribune reporter Joe Gandelman said his political website was down for four hours Wednesday under what he called an “absolutely brutal attack.”
His web-hosting service, Synthesis, said: “We have also identified that

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A hacker found another bug on the White House’s Medium blog

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A hacker found another bug on the White House’s Medium blog

The White House had an unexpected surprise on Tuesday when a hacker discovered and used a bug on publishing platform Medium to add himself as a writer to The White House’s blog.
Medium.com/@WhiteHouse is increasingly used as a major publishing

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WikiLeaks dumps another trove of email, allegedly from Clinton aide

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WikiLeaks dumps another trove of email, allegedly from Clinton aide

Critics say WikiLeaks is helping hackers shape election coverage
U.S. accusations that WikiLeaks is helping Russian hackers influence the upcoming election hasn’t stopped the controversial website from dumping emails allegedly stolen from a Hillary Clinton aide.
On Monday, WikiLeaks released

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Google Hacker Finds Way To Exploit Yet Another ‘Stagefright’ Bug

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Google Hacker Finds Way To Exploit Yet Another ‘Stagefright’ Bug

More than a year after the original discovery of the infamous Android bugs known as Stagefright, hackers keep finding similar flaws. On Wednesday, Google’s own elite team of hackers released a proof-of-concept hacking technique that some believe could be used

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