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Blake Dowling: With rising cybercrime, it’s good hearing bad guys get caught

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Over the years, I have composed dozens of columns on cyberthreats, skimming credit cards at the pump, boss-phishing, crypto locker, identity theft, and in a lot of the stories, you don’t hear about the bad guys getting the hammer. The Department of Homeland Security has an enormous task of defending government agencies from nation-state cyberattacks, as well as criminals on our own turf. They usually don’t have time for Joe-Bob average citizen. Same for identity theft. If you have your…

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Florida lawyers victimized by spam attack

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The Florida Bar is warning members: Be careful when opening email that looks like it came from us. A handful of attorneys have recently reported “spam emails containing malicious malware” infecting their computers, according to a Bar alert sent to the state’s lawyers on Tuesday. The subject lines of the emails, which were sent from “@flabar.org” addresses, claimed that membership fees were past due or that the receiving attorney had a complaint filed against him or her. The organization regulates more than…

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