Senators introduce bill requiring some critical groups to report cybersecurity incidents | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

Leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee and other bipartisan lawmakers on Wednesday formally introduced legislation requiring federal contractors and critical infrastructure groups to report attempted breaches following months of escalating cyberattacks.  The Cyber Incident Notification Act would require federal agencies, government contractors and groups considered critical to national security — such as hospitals,…

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Scamwatch: $136,518 in losses to shipping container scams within a week | The Examiner | #socialmedia

community, Every year, thousands of Australians are targeted by scams, whether it be online, via phone, mail or even in person. Australian Community Media has compiled a list of current scams identified on sites such as scamwatch.gov.au, www.cyber.gov.au and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s website dedicated to informing people…

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#minorsextrafficking | Ontario investing $11.5 million to fight human trafficking in Toronto and Durham | #sextrafficing | #childsaftey

The Ontario government is investing $11.5 million over three years in a pilot project that will see specialized intervention teams in Durham Region and the City of Toronto established to protect children and youth from sex trafficking. The new Children at Risk of Exploitation (CARE) Units pair child protection workers with…

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Microland recognized as ‘Finalist’ in the Microsoft 2021 Government Partner of the Year Awards | #microsoft | #hacking | #cybersecurity

BENGALURU, India, LONDON and ATLANTA, Aug. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Microland today announced it has been named a finalist (runner-up) in the Microsoft 2021 Government Partner of the Year Awards. The company was honored with this recognition among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and…

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Scamwatch: $136,518 in losses to shipping container scams within a week | Dungog Chronicle | #phishing | #scams

Every year, thousands of Australians are targeted by scams, whether it be online, via phone, mail or even in person. Australian Community Media has compiled a list of current scams identified on sites such as scamwatch.gov.au, www.cyber.gov.au and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s website dedicated to informing people about…

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Facebook Busts Shadowy Hacker Groups Targeting Palestinian Politicos | #computerhacking | #hacking

Facebook has uncovered two hacking groups targeting a range of officials on opposite sides of the political divide in Palestinian politics. On Wednesday, Facebook’s security team announced that it had disrupted a hacking effort linked to the Palestinian Authority-controlled intelligence agency, the Preventive Security Service (PSS), and a campaign targeting…

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