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FBI Calls for Public to Report Online Phishing Activities

The FBI has alerted the citizens on online users that the use of internet phishing to secure sensitive information. FBI noted that criminals are attempting to utilize public trust on secured hyperlinks through the imitation of company websites and actual contacts on email messages, the Internet Crime Complaint Center said Monday.

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DISA Introduces Internet Risk Mapping Tech

The Defense Information Systems Agency unveiled a commercial off-the-shelf technology to track and map potential attacks on the internet. The platform is designed to search for critical gaps, confirm remediation results, provide alerts to any public network changes and address compliance requirements, DISA said Monday.

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GAO: FTC Needs New Authority to Better Secure Consumer Data Online

The Government Accountability Office said the Federal Trade Commission needs a new internet privacy law that would expand the agency’s authority to protect consumer data from unfair and deceptive trade practices. A GAO report published on Thursday highlighted the outdated regulations that the commission uses to govern the collection, use and sale of consumers' personal information.

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Trump Issues Executive Order to Expand Rural Internet Service

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at providing better access to broadband internet services in rural locations across the U.S. The White House said Monday the “Streamlining and Expediting Requests to Locate Broadband Facilities in Rural America” order directs the executive branch to use tools that can …

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Report: U.S. Military Adopts Social Media Simulation Platform

The U.S. military uses a commercial simulation tool in efforts to train intelligence analysts on how to sort through social media feeds and online news, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The Social Media Replication Toolkit System was developed by Cubic and is being integrated into military training programs to help intelligence units manage the social media aspects of potential future …

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G7 Leaders Urge Tech Firms to Help Address Online Extremism

Leaders of Group of Seven member states have issued a joint declaration that calls for social networking sites and internet companies to stem the spread of terror propaganda, the Associated Press reported Friday. State leaders signed the declaration Friday during the G7 Summit in Sicily, Italy, days after the Islamic …

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External Actors Launched Denial-of-Service Attacks on FCC Electronic Comment Filing System

David Bray, chief information officer of the Federal Communications Commission, said that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has determined that its electronic comment filing system has been targeted by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The FCC said Monday that external actors attempted to bombard the agency website’s comment system and that this prevented personnel …

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