cybercrime

Cybercrime

New DEA Alert Latest Reminder that Cybercrime Can Kill

The COVID-19 era brought a record number of drug overdose deaths — more than 93,000 last year — fed in part by a surging cybercrime industry selling fake pharmaceuticals. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) just issued a public warning over the growing number of fake pills bought online, some of which are laced with potentially lethal amounts

Cybercrime

Cybercriminals use pandemic to attack schools and colleges

Vulnerable devices and systems are targets. EThamPhoto/Getty Images Nir Kshetri, University of North Carolina – Greensboro Cyberattacks have hit schools and colleges harder than any other industry during the pandemic. In 2020, including the costs of downtime, repairs and lost opportunities, the average ransomware attack cost educational institutions $2.73 million. That is $300,000 more than

Opinion

Opinion – Cryptocurrency: For Better and Worst

The phenomenon of cryptocurrency is on its way to transforming the global monetary system. That’s not going to happen right away, or next year, or any specific time in the foreseeable future, but it’s here to stay. You might compare it to the advent of coins made of precious metals as the way to buy

Taxes

IRS unveils ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of tax scams for 2020

The Internal Revenue Service today announced its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams with a special emphasis on aggressive and evolving schemes related to coronavirus tax relief, including Economic Impact Payments. This year, the Dirty Dozen focuses on scams that target taxpayers. The criminals behind these bogus schemes view everyone as potentially easy prey.

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