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DMV Warns New Yorkers of Text Phishing Schemes

 

The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles cautioned New Yorkers of progressing text message phishing schemes. These counterfeit text messages request that recipients update their driver's license contact data, with the messages connecting to a fake DMV site. Utilizing the progressing adoption of the REAL ID Act of 2005 trying to make the scam sound authentic, the attackers have utilized three explicit text phishing messages, said the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). 

The New York DMV released three sorts of text phishing messages that fill in as the initial salvo in this attack.

 • The primary assault message illuminates the recipient in broken English that anybody holding a driver's license must "update their contact to compliance regulation agreements.” 

• The following text phishing message accomplishes something similar, advising the recipient they need to change their mailing and contact data to accelerate compliance with new ID guidelines. This rendition of the plan refers to REAL ID by name.

 • The last text message parrots the past two iterations however utilizes the most broken grammar of the three. 
Each three of the driver's license phishing messages diverts to a phony DMV site intended to steal data. 

New York State DMV cautioned of a similar text phishing assault in October 2020. In that case, threat actors were utilizing scam text messages to divert clients to a phony DMV site. On the off chance that somebody clicked on it, the attackers could target them with identity fraud or malware. In another situation, a text phishing scam utilized a pandemic alleviation payment as a cover story. The assault message informed the recipient, they were qualified for $600 on the off chance that they clicked on the embedded link. These attackers utilized caricaturing strategies to mask their message as true correspondence from New York's Department of Labor. 

These assaults feature the requirement for employers to protect themselves against phishing assaults professing to be government messages. They can do such by putting resources into making a security awareness training program. Seeing phishing assaults in a test setting can teach representatives about some of the most common types of scams being used today, as well as emerging campaigns. Employers can likewise consider utilizing phishing prevention technical controls.

Teen sues Apple for $1 billion over Face-recognition software




A student in New York has sued Apple Inc for $1 billion, over the company’s facial-recognition software which falsely linked him to a multiple of thefts from the Apple stores. 

According to the victim, Ousmane Bah, 18,  he was arrested from his home in November and was charged with stealing from an Apple store. 

In a law suit filed by him on Monday, states that even the photo on the arrest warrant didn’t resembles him, and the theft he was charged with, in Boston, took place on the day in June he was attending his senior prom in Manhattan.

It is not clear yet how real thief is using his identification details in the Apple store. However, he did admit that he lost his a non-photo learner’s permit, which may have been found or stolen by the thief and being used as identification proof in Apple stores. 

As a result, the victim claim that his identification details are  connected to the thief’s face in Apple’s facial-recognition system, which he said the company uses in its stores to track people suspected of theft.

“He was forced to respond to multiple false allegations which led to severe stress and hardship,” states the complaint.