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For Immediate Release
October 4, 2006
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

CURRAN UNVEILS NEW WEB PAGE TO HIGHLIGHT
NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY AWARENESS MONTH

The Internet offers instant access to a vast and diverse amount of online information and allows computer users to connect with one another across the globe with a simple click of a mouse. This instantaneous sharing of ideas, knowledge and skills has also opened a new door for scam artists and thieves to take advantage of unsuspecting victims. In his continuing effort to raise online security awareness, Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., announced today that his office will join several other public and private entities to support National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the third annual awareness campaign sponsored by The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA). To show its support for the National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the Office of Attorney General has launched a Web page dedicated to the prevention of cyber crime.

During the month of October, the Office of Attorney General is encouraging the public to make cyber security a habit. “You wouldn’t leave your front door wide open if you were not home,” said Curran. “And we want you to have that same mindset in cyberspace.” This new web page provides information to make the public aware of the steps necessary to better protect themselves, and their personal information, online.

Preventive measures, along with information relating to e-mail scams, phishing, pharming, vishing, identity theft, Internet privacy, anti-spyware, and consumer alerts are available on the newly launched Web page at http://www.oag.state.md.us/cybersecurity.htm.

 

   

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