Beware of unexpected emails from the CEO asking for fund transfers. The FBI is warning businesses to be extra cautious of fake CEO email requests for wire transfers after a massive rise in victims over the past year. The FBI says it has seen a 270 percent increase in identified victims of so-called'business email compromise' since January 2015. This usually involves spoofing the email account of a senior exec, such as the CEO of a company, and tricking a financial officer to wire funds to an overseas bank account, often purported to be that of a trusted vendor. The FBI has previously warned the attackers carefully study their targets' business habits and usually pick companies that have international suppliers.
Smartphones are an absolute godsend for organizing... well, pretty much everything. Yet despite all they do for us, it can still be hugely frustrating when your various calendar apps don't play nicely with each other. AOL (Engadget's parent company, for full disclosure) is trying to solve this headache with the latest update for its Mail tool, Alto. For the uninitiated, Alto is an iOS and Android app that combines all your calendar appointments and email accounts into one tap-able hub. While it's it looks like AOL is addressing a few of them in its latest update.
Retired lieutenant detective Steve Rogers explains on'Fox & Friends First.' Newly reported memos to Congress released Monday showed that language was softened between an early draft and the final copy of former FBI Director James Comey's statement closing out the Hillary Clinton email case. Originally Comey accused the former secretary of state of being "grossly negligent" in handling classified information in a draft dated May 2, 2016, but that was modified to claim that Clinton had been "extremely careless" in a draft dated June 10, 2016. Comey stuck to that modified language when he announced in July 2016 that there would be no charges against Clinton. Federal law states that gross negligence in handling the nation's intelligence can be punished criminally with prison time or fines, according to The Hill, which first reported on the memos. "There is evidence to support a conclusion that Secretary Clinton, and others, used the email server in a manner that was grossly negligent with respect to the handling of classified information," one of Comey's earliest drafts states.