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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 “” 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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