Worcester Co. Addresses Government Email Breach

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Worcester County has discovered a breach of the county government email account which contained limited personal information belonging to about 3,000 government and board of education employee and retiree accounts.Cybersecurity professionals discovered the breach while conducting a forensic investigation into a phishing incident that occurred between November 10th and November 20th, 2020.Worcester County Government said…

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Worcester Co. Warns Of Local Phone Scam

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A phone scam has been reported in Worcester County, where residents have been getting calls falsely demanding payment for a utility bill or a tax bill. According to Worcester County authorities, the county does not call someone to threaten shut-off of water or sewer service. The scam appears to be an attempt to gain personal…

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FTC reports surge in coronavirus complaints, scams

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Consumer complaints and scam reports to the Federal Trade Commission related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) have surged in recent weeks. Since the beginning of the year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has received more than 7,800 coronavirus-related reports from consumers, double what they were about a week ago. The top categories of coronavirus-related fraud complaints…

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