City of Fresno Lost $400,000 to African Email Scam

The City of Fresno, in California’s Central Valley, reportedly lost $400,000 to an email phishing scam based in Africa in 2020 and did not tell the city council or the public, according to investigative reporting by the Fresno Bee.

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Report: Hackers Linked to Vietnam Target Wuhan Government

Cybersecurity firm FireEye reported on Wednesday that a hacking group called APT32, which has been linked to the government of Vietnam, launched attacks on email accounts used by the Chinese Ministry of Emergency Management and the city government of Wuhan, epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Iran Hacks State Department Social Media Accounts

Unimpressed by their “historic” nuclear deal with the United States, and its billions of dollars in sanctions relief, Iran’s hackers have escalated their attacks on U.S. government officials over the past four months.

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Hackers and Scammers Seek to Exploit Ashley Madison Hack

It will come as no surprise that Internet scam artists, quick to take advantage of every public concern, are looking to prey upon those who fear their husbands or wives might be listed in the database of Ashley Madison clients disclosed by hackers.


New Revelations Suggest Chinese Hackers Had Inside Help

Not only has the American human intelligence system been disastrously compromised around the world, but back here at home, the intel community is going to be playing defense for years to come, worried sick about how many government employees with security clearances might have been approached for recruitment or blackmail by China and its allies.


Second Massive Data Breach Exposes Military and Intelligence Data

The already-terrible tale of the “Pearl Harbor” hacker attack launched against U.S. federal government systems just got worse. The Chinese invaders pulled off a second massive security breach that may have given them access to “sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military personnel for security clearances,” according to the Associated Press.

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