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Offline Sparks

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native.elders@hotmail.com
« on: May 12, 2011, 02:21:34 am »
I would like to inform you that there is a Facebook campaign starting today, asking people to sign a petition demanding an apology:

INTERNATIONAL INDIGENOUS CAMPAIGN "WE ARE ALL GERONIMO"
[....]
Email it to native.elders@hotmail.com
WE ARE ALL GERONIMO. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

I found some more Facebook groups and events identifying themselves with the same e-mail address, native.elders@hotmail.com, or otherwise related to the Facebook entity Native Elders, and nothing else to identify them:

NATIVE ELDERS PRAYING AND HEALING OUR PEOPLES (707 members):
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=249183234686

INDIAN WORLD TOUR FOR THE HEALING OF MOTHER EARTH AND BRINGING MORE PEACE
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=171382632901470

ANIMALS+PLANTS+HUMANS=MOTHER EARTH'S CHILDREN LIVING TOGETHER AS ONE FAMILY (1819 members)
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=326630984273

HUMANITY HELPING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (3295 members)
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=322413151219

INDIAN NATIONS & INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ON FACEBOOK (1693 members)
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=272187772601

DRUM CIRCLES FOR PEACE AND MOTHER EARTH (2850 members)
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=201360529952

WORLD CONCERT FOR PEACE AND DRUMMING MEDITATION FOR MOTHER EARTH
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=127230050668075

For a change there are never any links to websites, it seems to be a Facebook thing only.

So who are these Native Elders, and what is it all about, really?

Offline nemesis

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Re: native.elders@hotmail.com
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 07:34:37 am »
I'm not sure how much this helps but the organisers of the above FB pages are

Native elders

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000636796167

http://en-gb.facebook.com/people/Native-Elders/100000636796167

friends list includes Kiesha Crowther and a whole load of newagers


I think there is insufficient data to know what it happening with these FB pages but I am concerned about the lack of any identifying information or websites, which I think is cause for concern.  It is worth bearing in mind that all kinds of crooks and scammers are in the business of collecting sensitive and compromising data via social networking websites in order to help them in their nefarious endeavours, as this recent news story illustrates:

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Social networks are "lucrative hot beds" for cyber scams as crooks endeavor to dupe members of online communities, according to a Microsoft security report released on Thursday.

"Phishing" attacks that use seemingly legitimate messages to trick people into clicking on booby-trapped links, buying bogus software, or revealing information rocketed 1,200 percent at social networks last year, it said.

"We continue to see cyber criminals evolve attack methods such as a significant rise in social network phishing," Microsoft malware protection center manager Vinny Gullotto said in the Security Intelligence Report.

Phishing using social networking as a "lure" represented 84.5 percent of all such trickery in December as compared with 8.3 percent at the start of 2010, according to the report.

Microsoft analyzed data gathered from more than 600 million computer systems worldwide from July through December of last year for the semi-annual study.

"The popularity of social networking sites has created new opportunities for cyber criminals to not only directly impact users, but also friends, colleagues and family through impersonation," the report said.
"These techniques add to an existing list of social engineering techniques, such as financial and product promotions, to extort money or trick users into downloading malicious content."

Social engineering is a reference to fooling people to access machines or data instead of trying to hack into networks using software skills.

Microsoft noticed a "polarization" of cyber criminal behavior and a surge in the use of "marketing-like" deception tactics to steal money from people.

"On one side, highly sophisticated criminals skilled at creating exploits and informed with intelligence about a target's environment pursue high-value targets with large payoffs," the report said.
"On the other side, there are cyber criminals using more accessible attack methods, including social engineering tactics and leveraging exploits created by the more skilled criminals, to take a small amount of money from a large number of people."

Criminals used malicious software to trick people with false advertisements, fake security software, and pay-per-click schemes that generate cash when Internet links are activated, according to Microsoft.

Detections of software crafted to infect machines with pop-up advertisements meanwhile rose 70 percent from the middle of last year to the end of December, the report indicated.

Rogue security software, referred to as "scareware," was one of the most common ways for cyber criminals worldwide to bilk people out of money and steal information from computers.

The ploy seeks to dupe Internet users by pretending to find viruses and other problems on computers and then offering to sell a program to fix the situation. The software being hawked is a virus.

Computer users were advised to guard against threats by keeping programs updated, using reputable security software, and not clicking links or opening files without making certain they are safe.


http://uk.news.yahoo.com/cyber-scams-rife-social-networks-microsoft-062537024.html
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