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Community Awareness – Rise in Cyber Kidnapping Schemes

Cyber kidnappings aim to get an individual to believe that a loved one has been kidnapped, are in immediate danger and a ransom must be paid. These schemes often involve the use of technology such as artificial intelligence voice spoofing, caller ID spoofing, and social media activity to convince unsuspecting victims to pay money. BSD Safety and Security provides some guidance to our learning community in the event they become impacted by a cyber kidnapping schemeRead More

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National Emergency Alert Test on October 4

On Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at approximately 11:20 a.m. PDT, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA). During this nationwide test, all major U.S. wireless providers will transmit an electronic warning tone and a message of an emergency alert to their subscribers over the course of 30 minutes.Read More