NEW – Monsanto, Roundup and the corruption of science

Important new book documents what we’ve been saying for years:

Monsanto not only sells poisons, it’s succeeded in corrupting the science and news media we need to product us from their products.


– Ken McCarthy

The Real Food Channel


Equifax breach hit 2.5 million more Americans than first believed

Elizabeth Weise and Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY

(Photo: Mike Stewart, AP)

SAN FRANCISCO — Equifax said hackers may have stolen the personal information of 2.5 million more U.S. consumers than it initially estimated, bringing the total to 145.5 million.

The company said the additional customers were not victims of a new attack but rather victims who the company had not counted before. Equifax hired the forensic security firm Mandiant to investigate the breach, and it finished its report on Sunday.

News of the new victims comes on the eve of congressional testimony to be given by Equifax’s former CEO Richard Smith, who will address a House subcommittee on Tuesday. He was forced into retirement last week in the wake of the attack.

In prepared remarks posted Monday, Smith said the hack was possible because someone in Equifax’s security department didn’t patch a flaw the company had been alerted to by the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team.

A scan performed later to check that the patch had been implemented failed to detect that it hadn’t, Smith said. He gave no reason why the company’s workers failed to install the so-called Apache Struts upgrade.



Watch out! Facebook hijacking malware is spreading

By Francis Navarro,
October 1, 2017

Cybercriminals are cunning social engineers. They love exploiting our connections, relationships and our innate trust in others. They also know that when we see our circle of friends or relatives “like” or “share” something in social media, we tend to factor in their opinions and oftentimes, we get influenced by their actions too, unconsciously or otherwise.

This also works with general Facebook posts. When we see a post that has thousands of “likes” and “shares,” it’s so easy to “follow the herd” and assume that it is legitimately popular, hence authentic and vetted for.

This is why the Facebook like-farming is such a big business right now and it’s still a growing industry simply because it’s profitable.

Now, watch out! Hackers and cybercriminals are finding ways to automate Facebook “likes” at our expense.

Faceliker malware
According to security researchers from McAfee Labs, a type of malware that takes over Facebook accounts to spread “likes” is on the rise and it’s spreading fast.

Dubbed as “Faceliker,” this trojan is spread via web browser redirections to poisoned websites loaded with the malware. It accounts for 9 percent of the 52 million new malware samples detected within the first and second quarters of 2017.

According to McAfee Labs, the program doesn’t do additional tasks like steal user passwords or spread additional malware on Facebook. Its sole purpose is simply to generate “likes” for specific posts.

“It hijacks Facebook account clicks in such a way that users think they are liking one thing, but the malware is redirecting the click,” McAfee Labs stated in an official blog post. “It acts on their behalf to click another ‘like’ button without their knowledge.”

Similar to like farming scams, cybercrooks can then sell this like-padding service to Facebook Pages who want to inflate their numbers.

Note: Click here to read about the massive click farms that can artificially boost likes too.

This is troubling in this era of fake news since any post, news article or video can then be made to appear to be more popular or accepted than it actually is. Ultimately, this can be used to spread misinformation and influence opinions within Facebook.

“Faceliker leverages and manipulates the social media and app-based communications we increasingly use today,” McAfee Labs Vice President Vincent Weafer said. “By making apps or news articles appear more popular, accepted, and legitimate among friends, unknown actors can covertly influence the way we perceive value and even truth.”

Now, before we all bring our pitchforks and blame Facebook for this rising malware, McAfee Labs stresses that “Faceliker is not the fault of Facebook. Rather, it is something users bring to Facebook.”


IDShield is the answer!

Banned in 60 Countries, Deadly Carcinogen Is Still Legal

Russia Hides Cancer Risks to Protect Its Role…

Story at-a-glance

  • Asbestos kills 100,000 people each year and is banned in 60 countries
  • Russia mines 1 million tons of asbestos each year and supplies more than half of the world’s asbestos
  • Russia has stopped recording mesothelioma cases in an apparent effort to conceal the health risks of asbestos

Data Breach! Millions of credit card numbers stolen from popular fast food chain

September 27, 2017
By Mark Jones,

Cybercriminals have been extremely active lately. Nearly 143 million Americans are still dealing with Equifax’s data breach, which means you’re most likely impacted. If so, click here to find out what you need to do with your Social Security number immediately.

Even though the Equifax breach was so substantial, we can’t take our eye off the ball and stop paying attention to other attacks. We’ve just learned of a massive data breach at one of the country’s most popular chain restaurants and your finances could be at risk.

Has your financial information been stolen?
We’re talking about the popular fast-food chain, Sonic Drive-In. There are about 3,600 Sonic locations across 45 states in the U.S.
KrebsOnSecurity recently discovered about 5 million stolen credit and debit card numbers for sale on the Dark Web. A common thread with many of the stolen cards is they were recently used to make purchases at different Sonic locations. The company later confirmed that it had recently seen unusual security activity with its point-of-sale (POS) system.
The company told Krebs, “Our credit card processor informed us last week of unusual activity regarding credit cards used at SONIC. The security of our guests’ information is very important to SONIC. We are working to understand the nature and scope of this issue, as we know how important this is to our guests. We immediately engaged third-party forensic experts and law enforcement when we heard from our processor. While law enforcement limits the information we can share, we will communicate additional information as we are able.”
At this time, the company does not know how many or which of its locations have been impacted by the breach. It’s also unclear if other companies were part of the breach.