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#cyberfraud | #cybercriminals | Rimbey RCMP warn public scams related to COVID-19 cropping up – Stettler Independent

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Rimbey RCMP are warning residents of scams using the COVID-19 outbreak as a cover.

Scams associated with the global pandemic have been cropping up, feeding on people’s fear, uncertainty and misinformation during a difficult time.

“Fraudsters are exploiting the crisis to facilitate fraud and cyber-crime,” Rimbey RCMP said in a press release.

Scammers are using many different means to attempt to exploit innocent victims.

There have been a number of reported scams concerning COVID-19.

These scams include door-to-door sales people, and people posing as an official from the Red Cross.

RCMP say they following scams that have been reported:Cleaning or heating companies – offering duct cleaning services or air filters to protect from COVID-19

Local and provincial hydro/electrical power companies – threatening to disconnect your power for non-payment

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the World Health Organization – offering fake lists for sale of COVID-19 infected people in your neighbourhood

Public Health Agency of Canada – giving false results saying you have been tested positive for COVID-19, tricking you into confirming your health card and credit card numbers for a prescription

Red Cross and other known charities – offering free medical products (e.g. masks) for a donation

Government departments – sending out coronavirus-themed phishing emails, tricking you into opening malicious attachments, tricking you to reveal sensitive personal and financial details

Financial advisors – pressuring people to invest in hot new stocks related to the disease, offering financial aid and/or loans to help you get through the shut downs

Door-to-door sales people – selling household decontamination services

Private companies – offering fast COVID-19 tests for sale – Only hospitals can perform the test. No other tests are genuine or guaranteed to provide accurate results and the selling fraudulent products that claim to treat or prevent the disease threaten public health and violate federal laws

RCMP are reminding residents to be mindful and award of the following:Spoofed government, healthcare or research information

Unsolicited calls, emails and texts giving medical advice or requesting urgent action or payment

Unauthorized or fraudulent charities requesting money for victims, products or research

High-priced or low-quality products purchased in bulk by consumers and resold for profit. These items may be expired and/or dangerous to your health

Questionable offers, such as: miracle cures, herbal remedies, vaccinations, faster testing

Fake and deceptive online ads, including: cleaning products, hand sanitizers, other items in high demand

It is important to remember where to find trusted information and advice about COVID-19.

For the latest updates on health information look to the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization, RCMP say.

Any questions or concerns about any health insurance should be directed to your insurance provider.

RCMP also recommend having anti-virus software install on your devices to protect from suspicious email or ads online.

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#cyberfraud | #cybercriminals | Singapore’s crime rate highest in 9 years; online scams up by 54% – The Independent News

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans SINGAPORE — The crime rate in Singapore in 2019 is at its highest since 2010. While other types of crimes decreased, online scams increased by 54.2 percent from 2018. The Singapore Police Force (SPF) released the Annual Crime Brief 2019 on Wednesday (Feb 5). Overall, the country’s crime […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com

For Cybersecurity, Independent Contractors Should Think Like Big Businesses

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The cyber insurance market is expected to grow, by a lot. Researchers at PricewaterhouseCoopers predicted in 2015 that the market would hit $7.5 billion in annual premiums by the end of the decade (and at least $5 billion by next year). With recent high-profile attacks like WannaCry, cyber insurance demand…

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Trump approves Obama-era plan for a more independent US Cyber Command

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

President Trump has given the go-ahead for a plan dating from the Obama administration to elevate US Cyber Command to the level of Unified Combatant Command, giving it more operational independence from the National Security Agency. The statement also raised the possibility of splitting off CyberCom from the NSA entirely….

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Board of Education approves new independent school district – Education Week

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Clergy sex abuse victims call for independent review of Milwaukee archdiocese abuse claims

MILWAUKEE — A group of clergy sexual abuse victims called Tuesday for an independent commission to investigate molestation accusations that are sealed as part of a bankruptcy case involving the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

The move comes a day after church lawyers formalized a $21 million settlement between nearly 400 abuse victims and the archdiocese. It advances a position the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests has held for years: that church officials shouldn’t be the first authorities to review clergy abuse reports.

Many of the abuse allegations have been made public as part of the case, but SNAP says outside investigators should have access to all the complaints to ensure that there aren’t children who are still at risk.

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Cyber crime legislation: Independent agency proposed in final draft

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Some stiff financial penalties have been proposed against those involved in cyber crimes, sources in the interior ministry said. The draft bill labelled as many as 25 crimes as being cyber crimes. It excluded from the process the role of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) proposing a new independent agency for dealing such technical cases. The new agency would be empowered to take action against fake account holders on social media, particularly on Facebook. Social media would also not allow to be used for hate speech and a propaganda tool of miscreants. The training for lower judiciary on the nature of technical aspects of such crimes is also part of the recommendations. Officials in the interior ministry told The Express Tribune that the new piece of legislation was made to achieve the goals set in the government’s counter terrorism strategy. The National Action Plan’s point number 14 reads: “Concrete measures against promotion of terrorism through internet and social media.” The Pakistan Tele-communication Authority (PTA) would be authorised to permanently block any objectionable website after getting input from the cyber crime agency. As per the bill, the agency can take notice of any crime attached with any electronic device, including mobile […]

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