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Abney and Associates, Study: Medical ID theft victims increasingly report spoofed sites and phishing as cause of fraud

Abney and Associates, Study: Medical ID theft victims increasingly report spoofed sites and phishing as cause of fraud | Abney and Associates | Scoop.it
 
As the number of individuals impacted by medical identity theft continues to climb, so does the number of victims fooled by spurious emails and websites designed to purloin their sensitiv...
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Between 2012 and 2013, the percentage of medical identity theft victims reporting spoofed websites and phishing emails as the likely cause of their troubles doubled. This year, eight percent of respondents cited the cyber schemes as the cause of their issues, while only four percent of victims reported the same in 2012. In the report, medical identity theft was defined as a person using an individual's name or personal identity “to fraudulently receive medical service, prescription drugs and goods, including attempts to commit fraudulent billing.” Read more: http://www.scmagazine.com/study-medical-id-theft-victims-increasingly-report-spoofed-sites-and-phishing-as-cause-of-fraud/article/311352/#
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Corey Pott's comment, September 12, 2013 9:07 PM
Internet security is just very loose.
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Police: 'Beware of phishing calls' | PoconoRecord.com

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“Phishing” refers to someone contacting a resident via phone, requesting credit card and/or bank account information and asking the resident to send money for any of various reasons.
Police said residents have reported three types of phishing calls.
The first type involves a caller claiming to be a relative in trouble and requesting money for bail, legal fees or transportation. The second involves a caller claiming to be a public utility company, telling the resident their account is past due and threatening to terminate service.
The third involves a caller identifying the resident by name, telling them they have won money in some form of lottery.

Source: http://www.poconorecord.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130812/NEWS/130819940/-1/NEWS

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Corey Pott's comment, August 12, 2013 8:39 PM
We actually could know what else they are capable of.
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Intensity of DDoS Cyber Attacks Explodes in 1Q; Average Bandwith Surges 691%

Intensity of DDoS Cyber Attacks Explodes in 1Q; Average Bandwith Surges 691% | Abney and Associates | Scoop.it
The average size of DDoS attacks surged nearly 700% in the first quarter. 
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According to DDoS protection services provider Prolexic Technologies, the average attack bandwidth surged to 48.25 gigabytes per second in the first quarter, representing a 691% increase from the year before and a 718% rise from the fourth quarter of 2012. “Never before have attacks been this formidable,” Prolexic said in the report. Moreover, Prolexic said more than 10% of attacks against its client base averaged more than 60 gigabytes per second. One attack, against an unnamed enterprise customer in March, peaked at 130 gigabytes per second. Attacks are also growing in duration, jumping an average of 21% year-over-year to 34.5 hours, the report said. Likewise, DDoS attacks are happening more frequently, climbing 21.75% from the first quarter of 2012. March alone accounted for 44% of the first quarter’s attacks, Prolexic said. “When you have average -- not peak -- rates in excess of 45 Gbps and 30 million packets-per-second, even the largest enterprises, carriers, and quite frankly most mitigation providers, are going to face significant challenges,” Stuart Scholly, president of Prolexic, said in a statement. http://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/2013/04/17/intensity-ddos-attacks-explode-in-first-quarter-average-bandwith-surges-61/
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Corey Pott's comment, April 18, 2013 11:37 PM
In the issue of hacking, we should always be on guard of ourselves. No one can really protect us but us alone.
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Avoid March Madness-related Scams

Avoid March Madness-related Scams | Abney and Associates | Scoop.it
Better Business Bureau has tips on avoiding ticket scammers, counterfeit merchandise.
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Mit dem NCAA in vollem Gang will Ihre Bessere Geschäfts Behörde die Öffentlichkeit um Betrüge erzählt warnen, Wahnsinn Zu Marschieren. Studieren Sie sportliche Ereignisse, wie das NCAA Turnier fast immer scammers begeistert, von der Knappheit von Karten zu profitieren, und der Wunsch von Anhängern, Andenken aufzuschnappen, oder Jersey zusammenzutun. BBB rät Anhängern, Angebote zu überprüfen, bevor ihr hart-verdientes Bargeld ausgebend. 

 

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Corey Pott's comment, April 1, 2013 10:27 PM
Internet is just there to help but you must also guard yourself form the harms of it.
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Abney and Associates: Abney and Associates - ENISA publish report on the cybersecurity threat landscape

Abney and Associates: Abney and Associates - ENISA publish report on the cybersecurity threat landscape | Abney and Associates | Scoop.it
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The second biggest cyberthreat identified by ENISA are Trojans (which contain backdoor capabilities) and Worm malware programs (which can self-replicate and redistribute themselves with devastating effect). Worms and Trojans are used by cybercriminals to pull off sophisticated cyberscams involving theft of user credentials and personal data and by governments for cyberespionage.

Code injection is the third top threat - in recent years an increasing amount of attacks and data breaches have been conducted against web applications using well-known attack techniques such as SQL injection (“SQLi”) and cross-site scripting (“XSS”). These threats, which are popular amongst hacktivist groups, attempt to extract data, steal credentials and take control of the targeted webserver.

 

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Corey Pott's comment, March 23, 2013 1:16 AM
This actually makes sense. All securities are just some kind of a joke, they don’t really work, in on way or another, hackers will find ways to pass these securities, its kind of a cycle. They invent a virus to hack, we invent a security to prevent it then the cycle begins
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Abney and Associates internet technology: Hacken der Alten Grauen Dame

Journalisten sind auf Notiz. Wenn Sie die chinesische Regierung untersuchen, werden chinesische Hacker Ihnen nachkommen.
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Zuerst ist es anonym—als eine technische Materie, es ist fast unmöglich, für sicher zu wissen, der die New York Times, und China gehackt hat, können beibehalten plausible Bestreitbarkeit. Zu hacken, ist geheim und sehr selten unordentlich. Der Hacker kann erhalten, was er will—die Quellen eines Reporters, Informationen, über wie eine Nachrichtenagenturarbeiten und, den sich gemütlich zu machen bis zu, vielleicht persönliche Informationen, die hilfreich für Erpressung sein könnten—ohne irgendjemand je herausfindend. Hackenkreuze grenzen. In der Vergangenheit ein ausländisches Papier, wie die New York Times verhältnismäßig geschützter von chinesischen Regierungsrückwirkungen gewesen wäre, als ein örtliches Papier. Nicht mehr. Jetzt können Hacker Sie irgendwo erhalten, und sie können Lebenshölle für jeden machen, der Sie mit arbeiten. 


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Corey Pott's comment, February 6, 2013 1:23 AM
Things like this will not going to help the economy
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Abney and Associates internet technology - Hacken der Alten Grauen Dame

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Journalisten sind auf Notiz. Wenn Sie die chinesische Regierung unt...
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Journalisten sind auf Notiz. Wenn Sie die chinesische Regierung untersuchen, werden chinesische Hacker Ihnen nachkommen. Das ist, was Sie aus der New York Times schließen sollten‘ Offenlegung, dass es wurde für vier Monate durch Angreifer es vermutet wurden verbunden mit den chinesischen Streitkräften gehackt. Das wahrscheinliche Motiv, sagen die Zeiten, war Vergeltung gegen das Papier für seine Untersuchung in den Reichtum, der von der Familie von Wen Jiabao angesammelt worden ist, der Ministerpräsident von China. Aber dies war nicht das erste Mal, das chinesische Hacker Journalisten angegriffen haben. Sie haben Bloomberg Nachrichten letztes Jahr, Zeiten die Berichte eingesickert. Sie sind auch nach der Associated Press, dem Wall Street Journal, und anderen Westlichen Nachrichtenorganisationen gegangen.


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Internet technology by Abney and associates - Cyber Threat Trends of 2013

Internet technology by Abney and associates - Cyber Threat Trends of 2013 | Abney and Associates | Scoop.it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJSAQNu64-U&feature=youtu.be
It takes no expert to predict that there will be for sure an increase of sophisticated methods and updates of old scams to t...
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It takes no expert to predict that there will be for sure an increase of sophisticated methods and updates of old scams to try to take control of our computers and cellphones to get identities and money. Yet another year, here comes 2013, scammers are busy or maybe had already developed new ways to swindle us in the coming months.

 

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Abney and Associates, Die NSA hat effektiv zerstört Internet Privacy

Abney and Associates, Die NSA hat effektiv zerstört Internet Privacy | Abney and Associates | Scoop.it
 
Die enthã¼llungen dieser Woche von whistle-blower Edward Snowden (durch die Dokumente zur Verfügung gestellt, die Tageszeitung The Guardian, New York Times und Propubli...
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Die Programme der öffentlichen Verwaltung nicht nur die Funktionalität der Privatsphäre, sondern vollständig zerstören jede vernünftige vertrauen Menschen haben kann, in der Privatsphäre Ihres Tag zu Tag Kommunikation. Sie zerstören das Vertrauen in die Regierung und die Unternehmen, die bieten diesen Schutz denn die Gewißheit der Privatsphäre angeboten wurde mit dem offensichtlichen Kenntnis von diesen Unternehmen, dass es kein solches Rechtssicherheit.

 

Read more: http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/09/09/the-nsa-has-effectively-destroyed-internet-privacy/

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Corey Pott's comment, September 10, 2013 9:36 PM
Unglaubliche Punkte. Gute Argumente werden hier sehr interessant.
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Abney and Associates Technology News – Google Chairman Bankrolls Tech Shop Exclusively for Democrats

Abney and Associates Technology News – Google Chairman Bankrolls Tech Shop Exclusively for Democrats | Abney and Associates | Scoop.it
I’ve written previously about how embedded Google, Inc. is with the Democratic Party and the Obamasphere in particular. I was told by many that it was the stuff of tin-foil ...
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Well, now, this is just in from Bloomberg/Businessweek: Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, one of Obama’s biggest boosters, is bankrolling a new for-profit endeavor being run by former Obama tech staffers that will be working exclusively for Democrats, as well as some corporate clients, in future.


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Mobile Phishing: How to avoid getting hooked

Mobile Phishing: How to avoid getting hooked | Abney and Associates | Scoop.it
The mobile side of phishing is still in its infancy, but there's every reason to be cautious, unless you don't like your bank account much.
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Phishing, or benutzend wrong URLs and other measures, access to consumer accounts, bank details and personal information to obtain, are nothing new. As long as there is money to be made attempt to fool us into giving up details that should remain private, unauthorized types will try pretty much anything that would work, because even a positive impact it could make them all worthwhile. Portable Phishing is still in its infancy, but it is rising, with 2012 figures tendency of microcomputer proposal to about 4,000 phishing sites have imitated expressly identified, aimed at moving consumers. This is still a growth industry - only one percent of the total number of locations dotted devious - but it is logically perfected, when thinking about the shift in new years to you mobile devices. The types of tasks we had just done sitting at a desk and keyboard is typically just a tap or two away, no matter where we happen to be. Who be at risk, and why?


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Corey Pott's comment, April 12, 2013 11:49 PM
There are certain authorities you can go to if you are a victim of hacking.
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South Korea Attack Not From Chinese IP Address After All

South Korea Attack Not From Chinese IP Address After All | Abney and Associates | Scoop.it
It appears that the recent cyber-attacks against South Korean banks and television networks may not have originated in China, the country's officials said Friday.
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On March 20, Korean television stations KBS, MBC, and YTN, as well as banking institutions Jeju, NongHyup, and Shinhan were infected with a malware which wiped data off hard drives, rending the systems inoperable. The KCC had previously said a Chinese IP address accessed the update management server at the NongHyup bank to distribute the "wiper" malware, which erased data from an estimated 32,000 Windows, Unix, and Linux systems across the six affected organizations.

It appears KCC mistook a private IP address used by a NongHyup system as a Chinese IP address because they were "coincidentally" the same, according to the Associated Press report. Officials have seized the system's hard drive, but it's not clear at this point where the infection originated.

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Corey Pott's comment, March 27, 2013 2:47 AM
This actually makes sense. All securities are just some kind of a joke, they don’t really work, in on way or another, hackers will find ways to pass these securities, its kind of a cycle.
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How broker firms can avoid cyber crime

How broker firms can avoid cyber crime | Abney and Associates | Scoop.it
Online crime is constantly on the increase, John Dryden of IT consultancy itlab offers brokers some helpful tips to keep their businesses safe.,Financial Crime ,fraud,mortgage fraud ,Mortgage technology,Broker,Broker Toolbox,adviser firms...
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Cannot believe war is everywhere, even in cyber world. Now cyberwar, people cannot get enough of their stupidity.  Cyber world is taking over us. It run the world, we are no longer in control.

 

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Abney and Associates internet technology Hacken der Alten Grauen Dame

Journalisten sind auf Notiz. Wenn Sie die chinesische Regierung untersuchen, werden chinesische Hacker Ihnen nachkommen. Das ist, was Sie aus der New York Ti...
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Anders gesagt hat der Gelegenheitsarbeiter gearbeitet. Tatsächlich der Angriff auf dem New York Times Punkten aus, warum cyberattacks so eine spektakulär teuflische und effektive Waffe sind, besonders wenn sie auf Journalisten gezielt sind. Bis jetzt, als eine Regierung oder kriminelles Unternehmen etwas nicht gemocht haben, das ein Reporter, hat geschrieben, es hat zwei Optionen gehabt—es könnte einstellen den Auslauf oder könnte den Journalisten töten. Hacken überreicht eine dritte Option, einer, der weit nuancierter und effektiv ist.


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Internet technology by Abney and associates - Cyber Threat Trends of 2013

Internet technology by Abney and associates - Cyber Threat Trends of 2013 | Abney and Associates | Scoop.it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJSAQNu64-U&feature=youtu.be It takes no expert to predict that there will be for sure an increase of sophisticated methods and updates of old scams to try to take...
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This comes as a general rule and everyone must know even without asking tips from the experts, to stay safe one must know the basic vigilance. Now the question is how. This is how: Keep your security software updated and run it regularly. Click only on links from trusted sources; the same goes for buying cellphone apps. Be smart about where and how you navigate in cyberspace.

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Corey Pott's comment, February 6, 2013 1:15 AM
Well, that's news for me.
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Internet Technology by Abney and Associates

When it comes to Smartphones, It is clearly a battle between Android and iOS. But signs are emerging that Apple might be loosing grip in the two Asian markets.
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It takes no expert to predict that there will be for sure an increase of sophisticated methods and updates of old scams to try to take control of our computers and cellphones to get identities and money. Yet another year, here comes 2013, scammers are busy or maybe had already developed new ways to swindle us in the coming months.

 

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