Instead of using the tens of thousands of hacked email accounts at their disposal for spam or phishing attempts, a cybercrime group earns its money by skimming inboxes for free money. They log in periodically and search your emails for keywords and senders alluding to potential gift card and customer loyalty programs, like “Amazon” or “PayPal”. What do they do with their haul? They sell everything online for 80 percent of its actual value.
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With drug overdose deaths on the rise, authorities are attempting to curb the epidemic by tracking and sharing information in real time. In one unique effort, a nonprofit in New York City is using drug-testing equipment and stamping or marking habits of dealers to identify drug batches that may endanger users. Other approaches are also being used, such as monitoring drug-related chatter on Reddit and analyzing local wastewater for opioid and other drug levels. With the combination of these efforts, researchers hope to put a dent in the opioid crisis and reduce overdose deaths. Read full article here