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UK & World News / Re: Weather warning
« Last Post by BeeTee on Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 20:59:29 »
There's a bloke down the road called Noah and he has been doing an awful lot of building work in his back garden. Might go down and see what he is up to  :iroll:
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Hoaxes & Scams / Callback phishing
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 20:57:24 »
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Callback phishing attacks see massive 625% growth since Q1 2021

Hackers are increasingly moving towards hybrid forms of phishing attacks that combine email and voice social engineering calls as a way to breach corporate networks for ransomware and data extortion attacks.

According to Agari's Q2 2022 cyber-intelligence report, phishing volumes have only increased by 6% compared to Q1 2022. However, the use of 'hybrid vishing' is seeing a massive 625% growth.

Vishing, "voice phishing," involves some form of a phone call to perform social engineering on the victim.

Its hybrid form, called "callback phishing," also includes an email before the call, typically presenting the victim with a fake subscription/invoice notice.

The recipient is advised to call on the provided phone number to resolve any issues with the charge, but instead of a real customer support agent, the call is answered by phishing actors.

The scammers then offer to resolve the presented problem by tricking the victim into disclosing sensitive information or installing remote desktop tools on their system. The threat actors then connect to the victim's device remotely to install further backdoors or spread to other machines.
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/callback-phishing-attacks-see-massive-625-percent-growth-since-q1-2021/
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UK & World News / Re: Weather warning
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 20:00:28 »
I'm waiting with bated breath for similar advice and tips....
Consider wearing stout shoes, a macintosh, a hat, and make sure to carry an umbrella

Perhaps we should add "buy a boat and lifebelt" to that?

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Thunder, lightning and floods to wash out heatwave as yellow and amber weather warnings in force

A 'danger to life' amber warning has been issued for parts of south-west England as thunder, lightning and flooding are set to wash out the UK's scorching heatwave.

A yellow weather warning has come into force across the country, with the additional amber warning in place for Cornwall, Devon and Somerset until 8pm on Monday.
https://www.itv.com/news/2022-08-14/thunder-lightning-and-floods-predicted-over-the-next-few-days
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 15/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 19:53:21 »
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Covid: UK first country to approve dual-strain vaccine

The UK has become the first country to approve a dual vaccine which tackles both the original Covid virus and the newer Omicron variant.

Ministers say the vaccine will now form part of the autumn booster campaign.

Moderna thinks 13 million doses of its new vaccine will be available this year, but 26 million people are eligible for some form of booster.

Health officials say people should take whichever booster they are offered as all jabs provide protection.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-62548336
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 15/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 19:50:44 »
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No 10 defends PM's holiday as removal vans seen in Downing Street

Boris Johnson will be kept informed of any "urgent issues" while on holiday this week, Downing Street has said.

The prime minister - who was criticised for taking a holiday earlier this month amid growing economic turmoil - is now on another break.

It comes as removal vans were spotted in Downing Street earlier on Monday.

The PM's spokesman confirmed Mr Johnson would return from holiday at the weekend, when he will have two weeks to move out of his No 10 flat.

It was reported over the weekend that he is spending a week in Greece, with locals spotting him shopping alongside wife Carrie in a supermarket in Nea Makri, a town to the east of Athens.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-62554178
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 15/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 15:19:25 »
Medium risk of bush fire on Kef tomorrow, according to civilprotection.gr
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 15/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 14:21:02 »
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Dog spotted 'surfing like a pro' at Fistral beach in Cornwall during Boardmasters Festival
https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2022-08-15/moment-dog-spotted-surfing-like-a-pro-on-cornwall-beach



https://youtu.be/w1jaOQbqOrM?t=1
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Kefalonia News / Re: Kefalonia Calendar 2022
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 10:38:59 »


"Songs that have made history" - live music and, inevitably, Greeks dancing in Skala square starting 21:30 this Wednesday, 17 August.
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 15/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 10:27:14 »
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Tui passengers forced to spend the night in hotel lobby after flight delayed by 17 hours

Nearly 200 Tui holidaymakers who were due to land back from Greece around midnight on Saturday instead spent the night trying to sleep on the floor of a hotel on the island of Rhodes after the flight was abruptly delayed overnight.
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/tui-flight-delay-passenger-rights-b2145059.html
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Grapevine / News Briefs / Re: 15/08/22
« Last Post by Maik on Monday, 15 August, 2022 @ 10:21:21 »
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Cats to be freed from special lockdown in German town

Cat owners in one German town will be allowed to let their pets out for the first time in three months when the authorities lift a special lockdown.

People in Walldorf, in the south-west, were ordered in May to keep their cats indoors to protect an endangered bird.

Cats were only allowed to venture outside if they were kept on a leash no more than two metres (6ft) in length.

But the animals will again be allowed to roam free from 00:01 local time on Monday.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62541752

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