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.
Towards the end of recent years, it is also about to usher in
a small tourism peak. It should have been a happy moment for the hotel industry. However, following the “Towel Gate” incident, a few days ago, the hotel industry has collectively fallen into the “Bed Gate” – News exposure, the “violent steaming white”
of the hotel bed sheets, the mixed washing of bloody linen and club underwear, exposed washing companies and 7 days, such as home and brocade. Jiang and other well-known hotel chains have had business.
First Financial Reporter interviewed many people on December 27 to learn that similar “bed sheet door” incidents did not happen for the first time. Most economic hotel chains and even some three-star and four-star hotels will adopt outsourcing washing mode,
because the cost of self-built washing system is too high, usually only five-star hotels adopt self-built washing system. Under the
outsourcing mode, supervision and hygiene safety are difficult to control. Hotels only check the qualifications and spot checks of washing companies. Whether bedsheets are cleaned or not depends almost entirely on the conscience of washing companies.
How much do you know about cloth washing?
In the hotel industry, cloth is a professional term, referring to almost everything related to “cloth” in modern hotels, including
hotel bedding: such as sheets, quilts, pillowcases, pillow cores, quilts, decorative fabrics, etc; hotel bathroom products: such as towels, towels, bathrobes, etc; hotel restaurant textiles: such as table cloth, mouth cloth, chair covers, etc.
A hotel has a lot of used cloth to clean every day.
“Think about it, a hotel has at least 100 rooms (a small boutique hotel may have dozens of single project rooms). Some hotels have hundreds of rooms, each room has sheets, quilts, pillowcases, bath towels, etc. It used to be changed every day. Now it pays
attention to environmental protection, so it is necessary to produce a lot of cloth and grass to be cleaned every day. Therefore, if the hotel has to clean itself, it will cost a lot to buy washing equipment and maintain it. Therefore, in the hotel industry, economic hotel chains,
as well as many three-star hotels, even four-star hotels with relatively low prices will take cloth washing outsourcing. Only luxury five-star hotels will adopt self-built washing system. Zhang Jun (not his real name) has been a manager of a large hotel chain for many years,
he told the First Financial Journalist.
After interviewing and consulting the public information, the first financial reporter learned that there are many washing companies on the market. Usually, the business scope of these washing companies will include washing Hotel bedsheets, quilts, towels and customer
service washing; washing restaurant tablecloths, mouth cloths, kitchen clothes and chair covers; washing bathroom towels, bath towels, bathrobes and bathrobes; washing towels, bath towels, gowns and beauty parlors. Beauty sheets; gym towels, bath towels; factories:
group uniforms, work clothes dry cleaning wet cleaning. Namely, there are hotels, hotels, baths, restaurants, beauty parlors, gyms, factories, resorts, business clubs and so on.
According to the relevant requirements, different types of cloth should be washed separately, and professional cleaning products harmless to human body should be used. Clean and polluted cloth must be placed separately. According to public information, there are
three kinds of commonly used washing products: one is block, such as soap, transparent soap, composite soap; the other is powder, such as laundry powder, natural soap powder; the third is liquid, such as detergent, liquid soap, bath milk, shampoo, etc. The products of
regular enterprises have specific fragrance, transparent liquid products, no suspended matter (non-transparent uniform, non-stratified); block products have uniform organization and pleasant color; powder products have uniform color and no impurities. The average net content of liquid and powdery products is up to the standard.
However, as can be seen in the video of the washing company that was exposed, the washing company mixed different kinds of cloth, even mixed bloody cloth and club underwear with mixed washing, clean and polluted cloth. The worst thing is that the washing
products used by the washing company belong to the “violent whitening” of chemical products, which are not really clean, but appear to be white on the surface. It is also harmful to human skin.
The battle of outsourcing
First Financial Journalist contacted relevant hotels, such as Home and other hotels, said that the exposure of the above news and facts are different, the specific situation is being processed.
This is not the first time that the hotel industry has been exposed such incidents. Years ago, seven days ago, Huazhu and other washing companies were also accused of problems with their cooperation. At that time, seven days ago, the hotel said that there was a regulatory loophole in the implementation of the hotel, requiring the hotel concerned to immediately replace the designated large-scale washing supplier
with the national environmental
assessment qualification. In the future,
it will add PH value testing to the hotel.
The cloth was sampled.