Scammers turning to bogus Google Calendar invitations to defraud consumers

by Fraud.org

Don’t assume any appointment that pops up on your phone or computer’s Calendar app is legit. Scammers are hoping you will!

new invitation pops up on your Google Calendar, alerting you that you won a prize! Awesome! But not so fast – scammers are turning to Google Calendar as a new method of contacting potential fraud victims. Don’t become one!

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New Studies Warn of Cataclysmic Solar Superstorms

by Jonathan O’Callaghan, Scientific American

New data suggest the New York Railroad Storm could have surpassed the intensity of the famous Carrington Event of 1859.

A powerful disaster-inducing geomagnetic storm is an inevitability in the near future, likely causing blackouts, satellite failures, and more. Unlike other threats to our planet, such as supervolcanoes or asteroids, the time frame for a cataclysmic geomagnetic storm—caused by eruptions from our sun playing havoc with Earth’s magnetic field—is comparatively short. It could happen in the next decade—or in the next century. All we know is, based on previous events, our planet will almost definitely be hit relatively soon, probably within 100 years.

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Hackers Tried to Compromise Phones of Tibetans Working for Dalai Lama

by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, Vice

Citizen Lab details new hacking campaigns against high-profile Tibetans using iPhones and Android smartphones.

Hackers tried to break into the iPhones and Android devices of several Tibetans, some working for the office of the Dalai Lama, the Central Tibetan Administration, and the Tibetan parliament, according to a new report.

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