IT Home News Jan. 5: Phishing scams against iPhone users are getting trickier and trickier. Security researcher Brian Krebs
outlines the latest phishing scams he’s seen. The scammers can impersonate calls from Apple.
Krebs said Jody Westby, chief executive of Global Cyber Risk, a security consulting firm, recently received a call on her iPhone called “
Apple Inc.” warning her that the service containing Apple’s user ID had been hacked and asking her to dial a 1-866 number for processing.
Westby contacted Apple’s customer service through the official Apple support page and asked Apple employees to call her. After contacting,
the customer service told her that the phone was fake, but when she checked the latest call records, she found that the so-called fraudulent phone information was exactly the same as Apple’s official.
Krebs then called the fraudster and asked Westby to make a call. On the other hand, an automatic response system said that he had contacted Apple
after sale. A few minutes later, a person called to inquire about the reason for the call. Krebs answered that he was told that the service containing Apple’s user ID had been hacked, and then the other party’s phone hung up and never called again.
Krebs argues that the purpose of the fraud is to obtain personal information and financial information, including bank cards, from Apple
users, as well as payment passwords. He said it was shocking and worrying that Apple devices could not distinguish between Apple’s official phones and fraudulent phones, which could easily convince users to be deceived.
If a user receives such a call, it’s best to contact Apple for confirmation. In addition, Apple generally does not contact users by phone.
Lady Melisandre stirred. “Tell me, Lord Snow … where were these other kings when the wild people stormed your Wall?”
“A thousand leagues away and deaf to our need,” Jon replied. “I have not forgotten that, my lady. Nor will I. But my father’s bannermen have wives and children to
protect, and smallfolk who will die should they choose wrongly. His Grace asks much of them. Give them time, and you will have your answers.”
“Answers such as this?” Stannis crushed Lyanna’s letter in his fist.
“Even in the north men fear the wroth of Tywin Lannister. Boltons make bad enemies as well. It is not happenstance that put a flayed man on their banners.
They north rode with Robb, bled with him, died for him. They have supped on grief and death, and now you come to
offer them another serving. Do you blame them if they hang back? Forgive me, Your Grace, but some will look at you and see only another doomed pretender.”
“If His Grace is doomed, your realm is doomed as well,” said Lady Melisandre. “Remember that, Lord Snow. It is the one true king of Westeros who stands before you.”
Jon kept his face a mask. “As you say, my lady.”
I could feel Mother’s hand pressed against my poundingheart.
The trapdoor resisted with sharp cries. Mahisha was besidehimself – he looked as if he were about to burst through thebars.
He seemed to hesitate between staying where he was, atthe place where his prey was closest but most certainly out
ofreach, and moving to the ground level, further away but wherethe trapdoor was located. He raised himself and started snarlingagain.
The goat started to jump. It jumped to amazing heights. Ihad no idea a goat could jump so high. But the back
was a high
“As you command, Sire.” Maege Mormont had ridden south with Robb, Jon knew. Her eldest daughter had joined the Young Wolf’s host as well. Even if both of them
had died, however, Lady Maege had other daughters, some with children of their own. Had they gone with Robb as well? Surely Lady Maege would have left at
least one of the older girls behind as castellan. He did not understand why Lyanna should be writing Stannis, and
could not help but wonder if the girl’s answer might have been different if the letter had been sealed with a direwolf
instead of a crowned stag, and signed by Jon Stark, Lord of Winterfell. It is too late for such misgivings. You made your choice.
“Two score ravens were sent out,” the king complained, “yet we get no response but silence and defiance. Homage is the duty every leal subject owes his king. Yet
your father’s bannermen all turn their back on me, save the Karstarks. Is Arnolf Karstark the only man of honor in the north?”
Arnolf Karstark was the late Lord Rickard’s uncle. He had been made the castellan of Karhold when his nephew
and his sons went south with Robb, and he had been the first to respond to King Stannis’s call for homage, with a raven
declaring his allegiance. The Karstarks have no other choice, Jon might have said. Rickard Karstark had betrayed the direwolf and spilled the blood of lions.
The stag was Karhold’s only hope. “In times as confused as these, even men of
honor must wonder where their duty lies. Your Grace is not the only king in the realm demanding homage.”
Babu exited the cage in the same careful way he had enteredit. The cage had two floors, one level with us, the other at
theback, higher by about three feet, that led outside to the island.
The goat scrambled to this second level. Mahisha, nowunconcerned with Babu,
paralleled the move in his cage in afluid, effortless motion. He crouched and lay
still, his slowlymoving tail the only sign of tension.
Babu stepped up to the trapdoor
between the cages andstarted pulling it open. In anticipation of satisfaction, Mahishafell silent. I heard two things at that moment: Father saying”Never forget
this lesson” as he looked on grimly, and thebleating of the goat. It must
bleating all along,
hear it before.
Jon pissed in darkness, filling his chamber pot as the Old Bear’s raven muttered complaints. The wolf dreams had been growing stronger, and he found
himself remembering them even when awake. Ghost knows that Grey Wind is dead. Robb had died at the Twins,
and his wolf had perished with him. Bran and Rickon had been murdered too,
beheaded at the behest of Theon Greyjoy, who had once been their lord father’s ward … but if dreams did not lie, their
direwolves had escaped. At Queenscrown, one had come out of the darkness to save Jon’s life. Summer, it had to be. His fur was grey, and Shaggydog is black. He
wondered if some part of his dead brothers lived on inside their wolves.
He filled his basin from the flagon of water beside his bed, washed his face and hands, donned a clean set of black
woolens, laced up a black leather jerkin, and pulled on a pair of well-worn boots. Mormont’s raven watched with shrewd
black eyes, then fluttered to the window. “Do you take me for your thrall?” When Jon folded back the window with its thick
diamond-shaped panes of yellow glass, the chill of the morning hit him in the face. He took a breath to clear away the cobwebs of the night as the raven flapped
away. That bird is too clever by half. It had been the Old Bear’s companion for long years, but that had not stopped it from eating Mormont’s face once he died.
I was more afraid thatin a few words thrown out he might destroy something that Iloved. What if his words had the
effect of polio on me? Whata terrible disease that must be if it could kill God in a man.
He walked off, pitching and rolling in the wild sea that wasthe steady ground. “Don’t forget the test on Tuesday.
Studyhard, 3.14!””Yes, Mr. Kumar.”He became my favourite teacher at Petit Seminaire and thereason I studied
zoology at the University of Toronto. I felt akinship with him. It was my first clue
that atheists are mybrothers and sisters of a different faith, and every word theyspeak speaks of faith. Like me,
they go as far as
the legs ofreason
will carry them –
and then they leap.
The hotel is only 20 minutes away from the examination room,
but she missed the last exam because of the driver’s breaking appointment. A year’s hard work went to waste.
“I didn’t even have a chance to enter the examination hall because the driver broke his promise.” Miss Yang said she had eaten takeaway for a whole year in preparation for the postgraduate entrance examination. At present, drip travel and driver apologize and compensate her 180 yuan registration fee, the two sides reached an understanding.
Drivers break appointments because of dripping
She missed the last exam.
Miss Yang, 22, a senior at Chengdu University of Technology, has taken her second postgraduate entrance examination. The exam site is Panzhihua College. “It’s very difficult to get a taxi in the place where I live, so I used drip drops to travel the whole exam.” Miss Yang said that before the first exam at 8:30 on December 22, she began to call at 7:00 and successfully arrived at 7:50. So, after the exam ended at 11:00 on December 23, she booked a car in advance and set off at 13:10.
“The 14 o’clock test, according to the previous test ride experience, the hotel to Panzhihua College is more than 20 minutes by car.” Miss Yang said, but the driver did not arrive after the appointed time. At 13:28, she called to inform the driver that she was rushing to the examination room. The time was tight. The driver said that he would be there in a minute. At 13:31, the driver called to tell her that she couldn’t come. Please ask Miss Yang to cancel the order.
Because the driver broke the appointment, Miss Yang had to call again. Although she rushed to the examination room as fast as possible, she arrived outside the classroom at 14:18 and could not enter the examination room according to the rules.
Miss Yang said that one year’s efforts were in vain. She completely collapsed and sat outside the examination hall for three hours. This year, in order to prepare for the postgraduate entrance exam, she worked very hard. In order to save time and eat a year’s takeaway, she did not expect to miss the last exam because the driver broke the appointment.
Miss Yang said that she complained to the driver about the trip. The result of the treatment given by the driver was that the driver was warned and the service score was lowered, while she only got a 30 yuan voucher for compensation. “I can’t accept the result. My loss is irreparable.” She demanded an apology from the driver and a compensation of 180 yuan for the examination registration fee.
Drip travel response
Warning and suspension of driver service
On December 24, a reporter from Chengdu Business Daily – Red Star called Miss Yang on behalf of the customer service. The customer service confirmed the order and said that the result of the processing in the early morning of the 24th was to compensate the customer for 30 yuan of vouchers.
Drip travel officials responded to reporters that, after investigation, the driver and passengers had agreed to depart for their destination at 13:10 on December 23. After that, the driver service plan was adjusted for some reasons, but until 13:28 on the day of use, no calls were made to inform passengers. Passengers are requested to adjust their travel plans. At present, the drivers involved are suspended from service and warned and educated.
On the afternoon of the 24th, Droplet responded again. After communication with drivers and passengers, the drivers and passengers had reached an understanding. Droplet travel conveyed the driver’s apology to the passengers. The driver was willing to compensate the passengers for the examination registration fee of 180 yuan. “Dripping will deduct the driver’s balance by 180 yuan, and then transfer it to passengers through Alipay.”
In addition, the person in charge said that drip through the background to verify a detail, customers and drivers 1:28 and 1:31 a total of two calls, the call did not mention the postgraduate entrance examination. “Later we checked with the driver and he didn’t know about it.”
Lawyer’s point of view:
Reasonable claim for compensation for registration fee
Because the drip driver broke his appointment, leading to missed the exam, Miss Yang asked for compensation for the registration fee. Is this claim reasonable?
Xing Lianchao, a lawyer of Sichuan Guangli Law Firm, believes that the driver fails to arrive at the bus stop after the scheduled time, which constitutes a breach of contract and should compensate for the liquidated damages and the economic losses of the parties in accordance with the platform trading rules.
Fang Yi, a lawyer from Beijing Jun Zejun (Chengdu) Law Firm, believes that passengers have booked vehicles through the drip platform, and drip platform drivers have accepted orders, thus forming a service contract relationship between the two parties. Because drip driver’s fault led to missed the exam, drip platform should take responsibility for this. “As far as the consequences of the loss are concerned, whether she can pass the exam or not is uncertain, but the
registration fee is a direct loss.
Miss Yang’s claim is entirely
reasonable and should be
supported by the court.”