Beware of the Latest 'Phishing' Scheme
A message that appears to be from the National Credit Union Administration is circulating widely on the Internet. The message informs recipients that access to their accounts has been limited until they verify their account information by clicking on a link and entering information. Beware — this is a bogus message intended to trick recipients into disclosing their personal and financial information so that perpetrators can launch identity theft attempts. People who receive this message or a similar one should delete it immediately. Do not forward it to others
In an effort to increase the number of women in the field of information technology and high performance computing (HPC), Contra Costa College (CCC) hosted a women-only focus group earlier this month as part of its HPC program. Berkeley Lab is one of the program’s advisers, and a number of LBNL women spoke at the event and shared the distinct paths they took to arrive at their careers today. Read more.
Despite years of security improvements and more coordinated law enforcement, the personal identity information that criminals siphon (including credit cards and bank account numbers) is boldly hawked on the Internet. The resale value of identity data increases if it can be readily converted to online purchases, counterfeit credit card manufacture, or more elaborate identity-theft schemes. Read more.
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