Tennessee in spotlight for National Cyber Security Awareness month

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security is observing October as National Cyber Security Awareness month.

Officials are urging citizens to protect themselves against potential cyber threats and crime, including identity theft, fraud and scams.

They say there have been several reports of cybercrime in Tennessee, including evidence of impersonators using the official state Office of Homeland Security website to facilitate an online scam.

Suggestions for protection include limiting the amount of personal information posted online, keeping passwords private and using privacy settings to avoid sharing information widely.

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