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The Telecom Digest for Apr 7, 2015
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|Date: Mon, 6 Apr 2015 17:11:23 -0400 From: Julian Thomas <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Online phone number lookups have changed Message-ID: <8FFB4A2A-849E-4D7A-9EF1-6CD28E368B6F@jt-mj.net> > On Apr 4, 2015, at 20:45, Ron <email@example.com> wrote: > > Yes, Verizon still "publishes" the white pages. That's fine for VZ numbers. What about the other outfits like Frontier, etc. Is there one place to look up a landline given name and location [regardless of the carrier]? jt - firstname.lastname@example.org PUBLIC NOTICE: Any use of this message, in any manner whatsoever, will increase the amount of disorder in the universe. Although no liability is implied herein, the consumer is warned that this process will ultimately lead to the heat death of the universe.|
|Date: Sun, 5 Apr 2015 13:40:06 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Dyre Wolf malware steals more than $1 million Message-ID: <AECC032E-8EE5-40F3-8298-6D07E506EADD@roscom.com> Dyre Wolf malware steals more than $1 million, bypasses 2FA protection. Campaign is crude and brazen, but rakes in cash anyway. Researchers said they've uncovered an active campaign that has already stolen more than $1 million using a combination of malware and social engineering. The Dyre Wolf campaign, as it has been dubbed by IBM Security researchers, targets businesses that use wire transfers to move large sums of money, even when the transactions are protected with two-factor authentication. The heist starts with mass e-mailings that attempt to trick people into installing Dyre, a strain of malware that came to light last year. The Dyre versions observed by IBM researchers remained undetected by the majority of antivirus products. http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/04/dyre-wolf-malware-steals-more-than-1-million-bypasses-2fa-protection/ -or- http://goo.gl/lulJ3e|
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