DDoS attacks in Q1 2019

News overview The start of the year saw the appearance of various new tools in the arsenal of DDoS-attack masterminds. In early February, for instance, the new botnet Cayosin, assembled…

Spam and phishing in Q1 2019

Quarterly highlights Valentine’s Day As per tradition, phishing timed to coincide with lovey-dovey day was aimed at swindling valuable confidential information out of starry-eyed users, such as bank card details.…

Severe Weather Wednesday Afternoon In Brazos & Robertson Counties

Two tornadoes moved through the Brazos Valley Wednesday afternoon. No injuries were reported. The first was in Robertson County, at 1:35 p.m. in the Elliott community between Franklin and Hearne.…

Congressman Michael T. McCaul Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. –Throughout my tenure in Congress, I have worked to keep our communities safe, fight human trafficking and counter any threats to…

This Earth Day, April 22, NASA invites you to celebrate our beautiful home planet by participating in a global social media event and local events around the country. Source: NASA

One of the best ways to prevent it, is by talking & raising awareness about it By State Rep. Todd Hunter Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — Each month, I…

You just couldn’t make this stuff up! Right? By Jim Cardle Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas — After Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick recently noted that while Gov. Greg Abbott received…

Large-scale SIM swap fraud

Introduction SIM swap fraud is a type of account takeover fraud that generally targets a weakness in two-factor authentication and two-step verification, where the second factor or step is an…

Lindsey Hendrix: Hi everyone. Welcome to the Vantage Point podcast. This is Lindsey Hendrix. April is sexual assault awareness month, so we’re sitting down with Evonne Garcia, a forensic nurse…

“It really is a culture war, deep down. It’s about whether personal responsibility should be valued, or not. By Alexandra DeSanctis Freshman Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw is perhaps ideally suited…

"This is not Mexico": Texas official criticizes county judge for speaking Spanish

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo spoke Monday in English and Spanish about the fire that broke out at a storage facility in the Houston area. Annie Mulligan for The Texas…

Environmentalists take petrochemical giant Formosa to court over plastics pollution

Diane Wilson takes a break from organizing bins containing thousands of plastic pellets that she and other activists have collected from Lavaca Bay and Cox Creek over the past three…

A massive plume of black smoke hangs over Houston. Here’s what you need to know about the Deer Park terminal fire.

A thick layer of smoke hangs in the air from a fire burning at the Intercontinental Terminals Company in Deer Park, east of Houston. REUTERS A fire that broke out…

Spam and phishing in 2018

Numbers of the year The share of spam in mail traffic was 52.48%, which is 4.15 p.p. less than in 2017. The biggest source of spam this year was China…

NASA invites media and social media to agency centers across the country Monday, March 11, to get an up-close look at America’s work to return astronauts to the Moon and…

By Dennis Prager The reactions of many on the left to the case of Jussie Smollett prove two important things: 1. There is little racism in America. 2. The left…

Ledbetter takes home two honors from Texas A&M AgriLife Conference

Writer: Laura Muntean, 979-847-9211, laura.muntean@ag.tamu.eduContact: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Kay Ledbetter, communications specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Research based in Amarillo, was recognized with two prestigious Texas…

Baker honored with Texas A&M AgriLife Research Director’s Award

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.eduContact: Shannon Baker, 806-677-5600, shannon.baker@ag.tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION – Shannon Baker, a research associate with Texas A&M AgriLife Research in Amarillo, was recognized with the Texas A&M…

PART V of “The Craymer Series”: Will the Legislature lower your Property Taxes? In short, the answer is “no.” The bar is just too high. By Dale Craymer Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN,…

How the Government Shutdown Affects The Bush Library And Museum

From the Bush Library and Museum: Due to the shutdown of the Federal Government, National Archives facilities, including the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, are closed, websites and…