Archive for January, 2010
UPDATED IA STUFF + Procrastination

My greatest skill is procrastination. I really am the best, most skilled procrastinator I know. It takes all of my will power to stay consistent with anything, including this blog, which is why (among other things) I am not banking like Darren Rowse or Steve Pav, two of my favorite bloggers.

YOU SEE, I am such a good procrastinator that I JUST procrastinated on getting to the REAL subject of this article, security, IA updates.

A fellow IA Analyst wrote me with questions that got right to the heart of IA… change.

She asked about AFI 33-202.
And I said:

Right as I felt I had mastered the contents of 33-202, the airforce moved to 33-210 (to replace all its C&A stuff). I believe 33-202 is now obsolete and replaced with 33-200 & 33-202 and others.. last time I was with the AF, anyway.

What about IT LEAN?
I said:

As for IT Lean, you can find that on AF Knowledge Now site and I think they have links to it on EITDR. If you are interested in IT Lean you’ll be REALLY interested in 33-210:
33-210

But if you are working with the Air Force and want more on the IT LEAN process you should be digging into AFCAP, Air Force Certification & Accreditation Program, an AF version of IT Lean.

CNSS 1253:
A lot of people also ask me to send them a copy of the CNSSI 12-53. But it is actually OUT. Its the CNSSI 1253. I, personally, have not had any clear direction (currently NO direction) on how to start moving some of the CNSSI to the systems I work on. I suspect that the Govt. will start this within the next couple of years and start phasing out DIACAP.. but who the hell knows what a bureaucracy of their size will do next!

Lastly, my fellow IA Analyst asked me about EITDR
and I said:

You’ll find the EITDR POCs on the Air Force Portal or Knowledge Now. Log on to the Air Force Portal (if you don’t have an account get one.. you may have to get sponsor by the Govt to get it). Once on the AF Portal search for EITDR and they’ll have tons of stuff on it. Waaaaay more stuff than you want to read. You’ll also find the person you need to start the EITDR process with.

Mr. Peter Wong Executive Director of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd,HONG KONG

I am Mr. Peter Wong Executive Director of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd,HONG KONG. An Iraqi named Besem Faruak, a business man made a numbered fixed deposit of (126,336,8299.38 HK) for 18 calendar months, this is valued to Eight million United State Dollars only in my branch.

Upon maturity several notice was sent to him, even during the war,four years ago (2006). Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later found out that Besem Faruak, and his family had been killed during the war in Gunfire that hit their home at Mukaradeeb where his personal oil well was.

After further investigation it was also discovered that Besem Faruak,did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit.And he also confided in me the last time he was at my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank. So, Eight million United State Dollars is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it. What bothers me is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration five years six months the funds will revert to the ownership of the HONG KONG Government if nobody applies to claim the funds.

My proposal, I am prepared to place you as the next of kin in a position to instruct HANG SENG BANK to release the deposit to you as the closest surviving relation. Upon receipt of the deposit, I am prepared to share the money with you in half. That is: I will simply nominate you
as the next of kin and have them release the deposit to you. We share the percentage 50/50. I would have gone ahead to ask the funds be released to me, but that would have drawn a straight line in my involvement in claiming the deposite.

I assure you that I could have the deposit released to you within a few days. I will simply inform the bank of the final closing of the file relating to Besem Faruak, I will then officially communicate with my Bank and instruct them to release the deposit to you. With these, all is done. I am aware of the consequences of this proposal.

should be interested in executing this with me,indicate your interest by sending me the following:

1. YOUR NAME
2. YOUR RESIDENT ADDRESS
3. YOUR OCCUPATION
4. YOUR PHONE NUMBER
5. DATE OF BIRTH
6. COUNTRY OF RESIDENT

Your response with the requested information should besent to reach me at my
personal email address below:peter_wong013@yahoo.com.hk
I shall then provide you with more details on this
operation when I hear from you.
Sincerely,
Mr.peter wong

scammer

jamesdeters@yahoo.com is a scammer, he will say he is a contractor from atlanta, he’s not. will fill your heaqrt with all kind of lies then he will say he is hurt and needs money, this is all a lie. do not trust this guy. his picture looks like a very good looking man in his mid 40’s, he tried to take me for 1500 dollars,
I was so crushed when i found out the truth, he will say he will come to see you but never will.
I chated with him almost every day for almost three months.
loves to call you his pretty, what a bunch of crap, be warned he will take you for a ride.

VEIW ATTACHMENT FOR VERIFICATION

CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA.
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA
(OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR)
(CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA)

Our Ref: CBN/IRD/CBX/021/09
IMMEDIATE CONTRACT PAYMENT.CONTRACT #:
MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/009

Attn:

This is to inform you and the general public that the Central Bank of Nigeria (C.B.N) now has a new face and a new leader. I am the new Executive Governor of C.B.N. Mr. Lamido A. Sanusi. I am here to re-brand C.B.N and correct all the unprofessional and financial irregularities caused by the former governor of C.B.N Prof. Charles C. Soludo.

Breaking News! Prof. Charles C. Soludo has been arrested by the Economic & Financial Crime Commission (E.F.C.C) for destroying the lives of innocent people who called for the release of their contract payment and inheritance beneficiaries. He has scammed not less than 2 million people claiming to release their funds and was requesting for illegal fees such as delivery fee and documentation fees. Shortly after his interrogation with the men of the E.F.C.C, he will be charged to court and the law will take its cause.

As the new appointed Governor of C.B.N, my duties are to ensure that your payment gets to you. I have crosschecked the unattended files sent to my desk and the records of outstanding contractors due for payment, with the federal government of Nigeria shown that you have not received your funds. The amount recorded as your contract payment/ inheritance is $19.5 Million US Dollars and that has been corrected from what other offices told you.

I want you to know that your payment is valid and maintained with us here. I can not vividly explain how this payment was generated or occurred to you, but i was informed before I resumed my humble office in the month of June 2009 to pay the list of beneficiaries whose names are contained in this quarter payment schedule. As instruction from the presidency I cannot argue it coupled with the fact that the computer departments of the central bank was burnt down some months back before I resumed this humble office, and all available information as regards to your details that was dropped by the foreign contractor was omitted or partially missing as well.

I wish to inform you that your payment is being processed and will be released to you as soon as you respond to this letter. Also note that from my record in my file your outstanding contract payment is $19.5 million dollars (Nineteen million Five hundred thousand united states dollars). For your information, I don’t want anything that will dent my image and my mode of releasing your funds is based on the new policy based upon the Standard Banking Acts.

Before I proceed with your payment, I will re-check your information to be sure that I contacted the right person, therefore, forward the below information.

1) Your full name.
2) Phone, fax and mobile #.
3) Company name, position and address.
4) Profession, age and marital status.

As soon as I receive the above information, I will email you the payment schedule and my mode of payment to enable us proceed immediately.

Mr.Sanusi Lamido
New Executive Governor
Central Bank of Nigeria.
Direct email:

FBI/Nigeria Internet Fraud *scam*

Your attention is needed‏
From: FBI (notice@fbi.gov)
You may not know this sender.Mark as safe|Mark as junk
Sent: Sun 1/10/10 2:29 AM
To:

ROBERT MUELLER IIIEXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FBIFEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI.WASHINGTON D.CINTERNET ATTENTION: BENEFICIARY, The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Washington D.C has been informed through our Global intelligence monitoring network that your over-due contract paymentwhich was fully endorsed in your name by theCentral Bank of Nigeria has not been claimed. We also wish to inform you that the contract payment is 100% genuine and you have the lawful right to claim your funds without any further delay. We further advise that you go ahead in dealing with the Governor of the Central Bank office accordingly as we will be monitoring all their services with you as well as your correspondence at all level. We were also made to understand that a lady with name Mrs.Joan C.Bailey from OHIO has already contacted them and also presented to them all the necessary documentation evidencing your claim purported to have been signed personally by you prior to the release of your contract fund valued at about US$8,000,000.00(Eight million United States Dollars), but the Central Bank office did the wise thing by insisting on hearing from you personally before they go ahead on wiring your funds to the Bank information which was forwarded to them by the above named Lady so that the main reason why they contacted us so as to assist them in making the investigation. Contact immediately the office of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) via the private email of the governor with the below information accordingly:(Please endeavour to use this code while contacting him –“CODE 777” ) NAME: Sanusi Lamido SanusiOFFICE ADDRESS: Central Bank of Nigeria,Central Business District,Cadastral Zone, Abuja, FederalCapital Territory, Nigeria.Email: sanusi.lamido701@sify.comPhone: +234-805-121-5850 Meanwhile, we will advise that you contact the office of the Governor of the Central Bank immediately with the above email address and request that they attend to your payment file as directed, so as to enable you receive your contract fund accordingly. To this effect, you are required to reconfirm andauthenticate your given particulars below for certainty and onward processing and release of you fundsas we may not be held liable for any wrong payment. FULL NAMES: __________________________________ CITY: _________________________ STATE: __________________________________ ZIP: ______________ COUNTRY________________________________ SEX: _______________ AGE: __________________ TELEPHONE NUMBER: _____________________ EMAIL ADDRESS: _____________________ Ensure you follow all their procedure as may be required bythem as that will further help hasten up the whole procedureas regard to the transfer of your fund to you as designated. Also have in mind that the Central Bank of Nigeriaequally have their own protocol of operation as stipulatedon their banking terms, so delay could be very dangerous. Thank you very much for your anticipated co-operation inadvance as we earnestly await your urgent response to this matter. Best Regards, Robert S. Mueller IIIFederal Bureau of InvestigationJ. Edgar Hoover Building935 Pennsylvania Avenue,NW Washington, D.C.Private email : robmull4@aol.com

PAYMENT NOTIFICATION OF YOUR FUNDS *Scam*

CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY,
THE HONORABLE, GOVERNOR OF CBN.
TINUBU SQUARE, LAGOS- NIGERIA.
Official Web Account:
Our Ref: CBN/OHG/OXD1/2010
Your Ref:………………………….
TELEX: CENBANK.
PAYMENT FILE: CBN/BEN/10.

PAYMENT NOTIFICATION OF YOUR FUNDS.

Definitely, I know that this letter will be a surprising one to You. Firstly,I
will like to introduce myself formally as Mr. Sanusi Lamido, the new Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). You are been officially contacted by me today because your Inheritance Funds were Re-deposited into the”Federal Suspense Account” of CBN last week, because you did not forward your Claim As the Right beneficiary. Well known to all, The Central Bank of Nigeria is the mother Bank of all commercial Banks here in Nigeria.

Really these men were unexpected by me because their visit was impromptu.i had to ask them why they came to see me in person And they said that they were here to collect the Inheritance Bill Sum of (US$20,000,000) which rightfully belongs to you, on your Behalf.

At this development I asked them who authorized them to come down To Nigeria for the Collection of this Payment and they told me That you asked them to come and collect this Funds on your Behalf. infact this was the biggest shock that this Bank have ever Received so far because your Inheritance Funds is still in the “Federal Suspense Account” of CBN, yet you sent these men to come and collect this Funds on your behalf without notifying us.

We in this Bank do not understand why you sent these men to come and Collect your Funds on your behalf. If actually you want them to help you Collect your Inheritance Bill Sum, at least you should have informed me as the Executive Governor of this Bank.

They actually tendered some Vital Documents which Proved that you
actually sent them for the Collection of this Funds. Honestly, it really baffles me that you took such decision without my consent. Here are the Document which they tendered to this Bank today:

1. LETTER OF ADMINISTRATION.
2. HIGH COURT INJUCTION.
3. ORDER TO RELEASE.

Actually, these Documents which they tendered to this Noble Bank is a clear Proof that you sent them to Collect this Funds for you. Finally, told them to come back tomorrow morning and they promised To come back. As the Governor of this Noble Bank, I was supposed to Release this Fund to them but I refused to do so because I wanted to hear from you first.

Due to the Nature of my job, i will not want to make any mistake in Releasing this Funds to anyone except you whom is the Recognized Bonafide Beneficiary to this Funds.

Kindly clarify us on this issue before we make this Payment to these foreigners whom came on your behalf. In receipt of this Confidential Letter, you are required to call this Bank immediately You receive this Confidential Letter.You can reach me on my private phone number (+2348063983125) as soon as you get

this email.Please note to include your telephone number and fax for fast communication

Verify Urban Legends and Email Scams

My last job was in a cubicle field where people would email one another even though they were three feet apart. One of the highlights of their day was sending one another shocking email about liberals, conservatives, Americans, politicians, and you name it.

Once I received an email about how Barack Obama was going to change the National Anthem to something more loving. Supposedly, he didn’t like “bombs bursting in air” part so the email claimed that he vowed to change it once he became president. At the time I was actually a Ron Paul man, so I didn’t care about Obama or these fake conservatives pushing some ridiculous agenda. What bothered me is how easily people accepted these lies without questioning them. No critical thinking among engineers and top level managers.. sad, really. So sent an email back with a link to snopes and factcheck.org and a short message:
Check you facts.
Now for some reason, management scolded everyone for sending ANY kind of political email on the network (even though they’d been sending emails like that for years).

I got tired of the constant urban legends, scams and lies being sent out. I would check ever thing they sent out. Here are some sites that I used:
Google.com (the best)
factcheck.org
snopes.com

Facebook Imposter Scam

The first time I saw the “impostor scam” was on myspace. One after another about 6 or 7 of my friends myspace accounts were hijacked. What followed was my friends sending me messages about viagra and bogus malware sites. It was obvious that they’d been hacked, but they usually catch it a few days later and send out a message to apologize to everyone. It seems not social network is exempt from the imposter scam.

Enter the Facebook Imposter Scam:
The Facebook Imposter Scam is the same exploit that hit myspace. Users accounts are hacked using phishing techniques. Basically, users are lured into clicking on what looks like a legitimate link, they are scammed into giving out their username and password (sometimes with a phishing site that looks like “facebook” a “facebook imposter”). Once the user enters the username password, the criminal has there information and can do whatever they want. What they typically do is use the account to advertise a product, service or scam to EVERY friend on the victims list. The facebook imposter will even use the victim’s account to scam others.

This scam earned its way on the Internet Crime Complaint Center.

The best way to avoid falling prey to this imposter scam, is to watch out for outbound links. Always hover over alink and look at the bottom right-hand corner of the browser to see where it is actually going. Type in the supposed link into the address bar rather than clicking on outboud links. Pay attention to phishing warnings that myspace, search engines, browsers and facebook give you.

Malware fraudulent scams

Hello,
I am an older woman on a fixed income. I try not to be too gullible. Last Saturday afternoon all kinds of boxes in red came up and said”You personal information has been compromised. Then, I was so frightened as I do do some banking online, I downloaded the only site they directed me to which was
a charge of 79.99 to a program called personal security claiming to install spyware and securiity protection. I cancelled my debit/credit card and am dsiputing the charge. The site does not give a phone number and the charge says boinxsoftstore.com. Does anyone know if this is a legitimate download and I am not using it properly or was I scammed and how do I prove it. It is a
lot of money to me. Thank you for any advice.