Scam Alert #15 — Big cyber bust & fake Internet stars

Trying to get to your favorite site, but can’t get through? Could be a mass traffic attack. And now the “world’s biggest marketplace” for that kind of attack is shut down, police…

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Are you a cyber crook’s guinea pig—or the next target?

Online criminals use some countries as testing grounds to see if they can take their attacks big time.   You don’t need to watch out for this scam, do you—an ad…

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Restoring your files “the nasty way” & other new ransomware tactics

How cyber crooks are trying to get you to pay, through guilt, honor & fear.   “Heck, no, I won’t pay!’ you say as you see the ransom note appear…

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How to tell a real Apple charger from a fake—your life may depend on it

Some sites may lie to get you to buy a counterfeit product.   You might be confused if you try to buy a phone or laptop charger from 24HourChargers. The site…

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Judge orders arrest warrant for head of used tech scheme

Investigators say he may have swiped $90,000 in jewelry, coins & collectibles.   It was supposed to be full of treasure—a safe deposit box under the name David Kruchin at Nevada State Bank in…

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Six-year-olds can write computer programs

How Hour of Code is teaching kids to control the computers than run their connected world.   You need to help Hiro—a small cartoon cube—make his way around Box Island…

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