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Coordinated Twitter hack hits Elon Musk, Obama, Kanye West, Bill Gates, and more in Bitcoin scams

Screenshot by Chuck Reynolds / CNET Bitcoin fraudsters targeted the Twitter accounts of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Kanye West, Barack Obama, and other famous tech managers, entertainers, and politicians on Wednesday seems like a big hack. Apple, Uber, and other companies were also involved in the sprawling hack that Twitter later attributed to a social engineering attack on its employees. …

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Microsoft warns of major email phishing scams – so you stay protected

Microsoft has informed users of a new, widespread Covid-19 phishing campaign. The threat installs the NetSupport Manager remote management tool to take over a user’s system completely and even execute commands remotely. The Microsoft Security Intelligence team provided further details on this ongoing campaign in a Set of tweets which states that cybercriminals use malicious Excel attachments to infect users’ …

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Manafort's former son-in-law gets 9 years for a series of scams

Yohai pleaded guilty to a bold set of scams, including the rental of luxury properties without the permission of their owners, the sale of nonexistent backstage passes for the Coachella Music Festival, and the pledge of band equipment owned by someone else. Yohai's scammers included award-winning actor Dustin Hoffman and Guy Aroch, a well-known photographer, who both invested millions in …

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Google attracts popular Chinese Android apps via large-scale ad scams

Users do not even need to launch the app: the clicks will also be executed if the application is not running. This means that the battery can be discharged and data consumed. This fraudulent action happens to ads served by Google's AdMob and Twitter's MoPub. It also shows how bad performers use the Twitter advertising platform. Back in March BuzzFeed …

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How Rick Singer sold college scams

CLOSE Officials said they were involved in the nation's largest-ever college admissions bribery case prosecuted by the Justice Department.      USA TODAY William "Rick" Singer said he had the inside scoop on getting into college, Getting In: Gaining Admission To Your College of Choice. 19659005] "This book is full of secrets," he said in Chapter 1 before dispensing advice on …

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Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin among the defendants who were cheated in scams in statewide college footage

Hollywood actors, including Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, and a number of senior executives are among 50 defendants in a nationwide college scam that leaves behind fraud, according to court records sealed in Boston on Tuesday. The defendants allegedly paid up to $ 6 million in bribes to bring their children to elite colleges such as Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, and …

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The Congressional Hearing was looking for potential scams in the NC House race

Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia, a Democratic member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said in a statement that "real electoral fraud is going on right in front of us" in the ninth district of North Carolina. "Voices were stolen by targeting voters of seniors and minorities, and now there is a cloud of doubt and mistrust about …

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