- FBI PSA: Cybercriminals Target Direct Deposit Payroll Accounts
- WA Rural Health: Appeals To Congress For Medicare Dental Coverage
- FCCLA: Donna’s Place Hosts FCCLA Fundraiser
- Tech Report: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- Not Strictly Toledo: Health & Hope Medical Outreach
- Today: CACLMT Energy Assistance Scheduling Opens
- Toledo High School Sports: September 2018
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Brian Dennis wrote: Packed house for Doctor Elaine Ingham, super rad presentations and an excellent Permaculture Convergence Camp Singing Wind last weekend.
Annie Jones added: MAP provided the children’s programs for the Northwest Permaculture Convergence this past weekend. The children and volunteers had a blast and experienced a taste of our forest school program while parents were able to attend sessions and workshops child-free! It was a privilege to be a part of this wonderful event and was only possible because of a fabulous volunteer team!
Toledo Middle School shared:
6th Graders learning about the Mediterranean.
Federal Bureau of Investigation issued this Public Service Announcement.
Sep 18, 2018
Questions regarding this PSA should be directed to your local FBI Field Office.
Local Field Office Locations: www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field
CYBERCRIMINALS UTILIZE SOCIAL ENGINEERING TECHNIQUES TO OBTAIN EMPLOYEE CREDENTIALS TO CONDUCT PAYROLL DIVERSION
The IC3 has received complaints reporting cybercriminals are targeting the online payroll accounts of employees in a variety of industries. Institutions most affected are education, healthcare, and commercial airway transportation.
Cybercriminals target employees through phishing emails designed to capture an employee’s login credentials. Once the cybercriminal has obtained an employee’s credentials, the credentials are used to access the employee’s payroll account in order to change their bank account information. Rules are added by the cybercriminal to the employee’s account preventing the employee from receiving alerts regarding direct deposit changes. Direct deposits are then changed and redirected to an account controlled by the cybercriminal, which is often a prepaid card.
To mitigate the threat of payroll diversion:
- Alert and educate your workforce about this scheme, including preventative strategies and appropriate reactive measures should a breach occur.
- Instruct employees to hover their cursor over hyperlinks included in emails they receive to view the actual URL. Ensure the URL is actually related to or associated with the company it purports to be from.
- Instruct employees to refrain from supplying log-in credentials or personally identifying information in response to any email.
- Direct employees to forward suspicious requests for personal information to the information technology or human resources department.
- Ensure that log-in credentials used for payroll purposes differ from those used for other purposes, such as employee surveys.
- Apply heightened scrutiny to bank information initiated by employees seeking to update or change direct deposit credentials.
- Monitor employee logins that occur outside normal business hours.
- Restrict access to the Internet on systems handling sensitive information or implement two-factor authentication for access to sensitive systems and information.
- Only allow required processes to run on systems handling sensitive information.
The FBI encourages victims to report information concerning suspicious or criminal activity to their local FBI field office, and file a complaint with the IC3 at www.ic3.gov. If your complaint pertains to this particular scheme, then please note payroll diversion in the body of the complaint.
WA Rural Health Association reported:
(In September) the House and Senate sent sign-on letters to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services asking them to use their administrative authority to cover certain dental “medically necessary care” in Medicare. 43 House Representatives and 28 Senators signed these bi-partisan letters. This is a big step toward raising the profile of seniors’ oral health needs and improving coverage. Congress’ support for medically necessary dental care is thanks to you! www.waruralhealth.org
Washington State Department of Agriculture reflects:
Too good not to share...and too true! #farmgirlproblems
Old white people have a message for America's young adults: we'll be dead soon but if you don't vote, you're letting us determine what kind of world you'll live in. "Climate change? That's a 'you problem'...I'll be dead soon."
If young people voted at a higher rate, our government would look a lot different. (via df)
Citizens For Great Toledo Schools asks:
Wanna support the Toledo bond with a sign in your yard? Stop in at ToledoTel and get one!
Donna’s Place hosts:
Fundraiser for FCCLA 112 Ramsey Way Toledo WA
CALL FOR YOUR TICKETS TODAY 360-864-2700
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility heads up:
Expect delays at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia while contractors repair the tipping floor, beginning Oct. 8, 2018, through the end of November. Customers wanting to avoid the construction will be directed to another disposal location at the transfer station. An alternative during construction would be to call LeMay Enterprises and sign up for curbside garbage and recycling service. LeMay's number: 360-736-4769.
Tech Report: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, marking 15 years since its inception, sponsored by the National Cyber Security Division (NCSD) within the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA, a non-profit organization).
FBI resources align with the weekly themes of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month:
Week 1: October 1–5 Make Your Home a Haven for Online Safety
- Parents can refer to the FBI’s tips on protecting children from risks online and off.
- Students can learn about online safety through the FBI’s Safe Online Surfing program.
- Computer users should also know how to stay safe online and understand how security risks extend to “smart” and “connected” appliances, speakers, and home systems.
Week 2: October 8–12 Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity
- The FBI partners with universities and other educational institutions with a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) focusto encourage students with these backgrounds to consider a career with the FBI.
- The FBI Honors Internship Programwelcomes applications from undergraduate and graduate students who are studying engineering, information technology, science, and other fields.
Week 3: October 15–19 It’s Everyone’s Job to Ensure Online Safety at Work
- Business owners and employees should stay on top of current scams and threats that target businesses, such as business email compromise, payroll diversion, and ransomware.
- For businesses and individuals who are the victim of cyber crimes and scams, reporting is crucial. The FBI uses information gathered from victims to refer cases to the appropriate law enforcement agencies and identify trends. Anyone who is a victim of an Internet-enabled crime should file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
Week 4: October 22–26 Safeguarding the Nation’s Critical Infrastructure
- The FBI partners with several organizations (InfraGard, the Domestic Security Alliance Council, and the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance) to keep critical information safe from hackers and terrorists. InfraGard is open to U.S. citizens with ties to at least one of the nation’s designated critical infrastructure sectors, such as energy, agriculture, and health care.
Update: FRIDAY, 28 SEPTEMBER 2018
FACEBOOK CLAIMS NETWORK BREACH AFFECTS UP TO 50 MILLION USERS
Gizmodo says: Facebook Could Face Up to $1.63 Billion Fine for Latest Hack Under the GDPR
Facebook has been hacked. If you still have an account, login to see if you were among the 50 million affected. Whether affected or not, we agree with Brian X. Chen's advice:
* Change your password.
* Check where else you're logged in.
* Turn on Two-factor Authentication.
On the lighter side: 28 Scary Photos of IT Gore from Joal Ryan at TechRepublic
Not Strictly Toledo: Health and Hope Medical Outreach
FREE CLINIC TONIGHT from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Located at 1911 Cooks Hill Rd. Centralia. (NW Pediatrics - West Building)
Health & Hope Medical Outreach provides FREE walk-in medical care and Mental Healthcare to the uninsured and underinsured of Lewis county and South Thurston county.
Today: Community Action Council of Lewis, Mason & Thurston Counties (CACLMT) announces 2 methods for low-income households to apply for Energy Assistance.
We will reopen to schedule appointments on Friday, September 28th for Thurston County, Lewis County will be opening on Tuesday, October 2nd, and Mason County will be opening on Wednesday, October 3rd.
Phone lines open at 7:00am and the internet will open at 9:00am.
Please be patient when calling the agency’s phone lines.
If you do not receive an appointment during this opening round, you will be eligible to schedule an appointment in January.
*Washington State Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
**Puget Sound Energy's Home Energy Lifeline Program
Wednesday: Hazo Hut and the Swap Shack at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia are open today until 4 p.m. to accept your leftover or unwanted household hazardous waste and burned out fluorescent lights. The Swap Shack is the place you can pick up good re-usable paint or cleaning products. Both facilities are open every Wednesday and the first and third Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mark Your Calendars: Toledo Senior Center will host:
All these items support the Toledo facility.
Toledo High School Sports: September 2018
Oct 5 @ Kalama bus @4:15 JV Oct 8 vs. Kalama 6:00
Oct 12 @ Wahkiakum bus @ 3:30 Oct 8 vs. Kalama 6:00
Oct 19 vs. Winlock JV Oct 22 @ Winlock bus @ 4:45
Oct 26th @ Mossyrock bus @ 4:20
Nov 2nd Crossover game TBD
Oct 3 vs. Onalaska 6:00
Oct 8 @ Life Christian 6:00 bus @ 3:30
Oct 10 vs. Adna 6:00
Oct 2 @ MWP bus @ 4:15
Oct 4 vs. Toutle Lake
Oct 9 @ Mossyrock bus @ 4:40
Oct 11 vs. Wahkiakum
Oct. 2 @ Rainier bus @ 1:45
Oct 7 @Harvest Classic Longview bus @ 6:45 am
Oct 9 @ Adna bus @ 1:45
Oct 18 League Meet @ Rainier bus @ 1:45
Oct 27 District @ Onalaska bus @ 8:30 am
Nov 3 State in Pasco
!!!! GO INDIANS !!!!
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
The deadline to register to vote online is Monday, October 8.
The deadline for registering to vote by mail is Monday, October 8.
The deadline to register to vote in person is Monday, October 29
In Washington State: Election day is Tuesday, November 6.
October 13: Camp Singing Wind Hosts Goat Rendezvous
October 20: Nineteenth Annual Pow Wow Honoring The Spirit Of All Cowlitz People
November 3: Fiber Workshop @ Morgan Arts Centre
Citizens for Great Toledo Schools ISO* campaign contributions for this school bond
Toledo Thursday Market PDF vendor forms. $10/week, handmade & homegrown.
Washington State Fire Wire updates wildfires throughout the state
Airnow.gov shares State Air Quality Resources
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