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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.