Criminals exploited weak checks and old tech to pull off vast COVID benefit fraud

Where there are COVID benefits, there are fraudsters. Lots and lots of fraudsters.

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Deepfakes were going to change everything. And then they didn’t

Deepfakes are out there, but they aren’t where many people expected them to be.

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Mother charged with using deepfakes to shame daughter’s cheerleading rivals

Court records reveal that Raffaela Spone’s daughter has no idea her mother has been harassing members of her cheerleading squad.

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Lock and Code S1Ep18: Finding consumer value in Cybersecurity Awareness Month with Jamie Court

This week on Lock and Code, we talk to Jamie Court, president of Consumer Watchdog, about the consumer value in Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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Deepfakes and the 2020 United States election: missing in action?

We look at whether the 2020 United States election will be plagued by deepfakes, or if it’s not the concern experts once thought it was.

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Deepfakes or not: new GAN image stirs up questions about digital fakery

We look at the latest splash of synthetic human deepfakes shenanigans working their way into mainstream news in order to cause disruption.

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Deepfakes laws and proposals flood US

In a rare example of legislative haste, roughly one dozen state and federal bills were introduced in the past 12 months to regulate deepfakes, the relatively modern technology that some fear could upend democracy.

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Rules on deepfakes take hold in the US

Rather than creating new policies or crimes for deepfakes—like making it illegal to use them to deceive—the NDAA seeks a better understanding to the burgeoning technology.

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A week in security (November 18 – 24)

A roundup of cybersecurity news from November 18 – 24, including Coalition against stalkerware, exploit kits, ransomware, data leaks, and juice jacking.

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A week in security (September 2 – 8)

A roundup of the latest cybersecurity news for the week of September 2 – 8, including TrickBot’s new trick, a social engineering toolkit, and how to keep remote workers safe.

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