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Hood warns of return of phishing scam

JACKSON — A common scam has resurfaced in Northeast Mississippi, warns Attorney General Jim Hood. Consumers in that area have called the Attorney General’s Office and the Mississippi Public Service Commission about suspicious phone calls they have received recently. In the calls, consumers are advised that their bank cards have been deactivated, frozen or are being transferred to another company. ...

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FBI investigating iPad security breach

NEW YORK — The FBI said yesterday that it is investigating a data breach at AT&T that exposed the e-mail addresses of more than 114,000 owners of the Apple iPad, including government officials. The agency said it is looking into “the potential cyber threat” from the breach. AT&T Inc. said it has no comment. The Dallas-based phone company acknowledged Wednesday ...

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Security breach exposes iPad users

SAN FRANCISCO — AT&T Inc. yesterday acknowledged a security weak spot that exposed the e-mail addresses of apparently more than 100,000 users of Apple Inc.’s iPad, a breach that could make those people vulnerable to precision-targeted hacking attacks. The vulnerability only affected iPad users who signed up for AT&T’s “3G” wireless Internet service. It involved an insecure way that AT&T’s ...

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LifeLock to pay $12M to settle claims

NEW YORK — LifeLock Inc., an identity theft protection company that backed its guarantees by putting its CEO’s social security number on the side of its trucks will pay $12 million to settle claims it misrepresented its services, according to the Federal Trade Commission. The State of Mississippi is involved in the settlement. LifeLock will pay $11 million to the ...

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First Facebook scam reported

JACKSON — Con-artists appear to be moving toward social networking sites to catch their prey, Attorney General Jim Hood is warning. At least one Mississippian has fallen victim. The scam is very similar to a scam commonly known as the Nigerian scam. In fact, Facebook refers to it as the “Nigerian 419,” or “419” for short. “In the case of ...

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