May 20, 2022

FBI Issues Two Alerts: Fake Government Websites and WordPress Hacking

Here are the complete alerts issued today by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center.

1. Criminals Host Fake Government Services Web Sites To Acquire Personally Identifiable Information And To Collect Fraudulent Fees

We learn of fake sites trying to get people to enter personal info all the time. Nothing all that new. However, these types of warnings are more reasons that libraries can and should be clearinghouses and distribution points for this type of information and education (if required).

2. ISIL Defacements Exploiting WordPress Vulnerabilities
Make sure to keep your software updated with the latest patches.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.