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Friday, September 14, 2018

Boyette, Thompson Warn of Cyberattacks During Hurricane Florence

Raleigh, N.C. – State Chief Information Officer Eric Boyette and State Chief Risk Officer Maria Thompson are urging North Carolinians to be cautious of cybercrime before, during, and after Hurricane Florence.

Cybercriminals take advantage of natural disasters such as hurricanes to solicit personal information illegally and to take advantage of vulnerable infrastructures, disaster victims and volunteers by phishing. Phishing is when a criminal sends out an email, text message, or even a phone call pretending to be a reputable and legitimate source in order to obtain personal information such as credit card and Social Security numbers.

“Be cautious and stay vigilant,” said State Chief Risk Officer Maria Thompson. “Let’s ensure one disaster does not lead to another.  Phishing threats are real. Cybercriminals will use every tactic in their arsenal to deprive citizens of their information and ultimately their financial assets.”
Beware of the cyber attack during the hurricane Florence

Take these steps to prevent being taken advantage of by cybercriminals:

1. Carefully look at email and web addresses since cybercriminals will make them look as legitimate as possible, often using variations of spellings. The URL may have a different domain, such as .gov instead of .net.
2. Do not click on links in emails from anyone unless you know and have verified the sender of the email.
3. Take time to look at the sender’s email address. Do not click on any links until you are certain the organization is real. Check the organization’s website for its contact information and use sites such as to verify a charity organization.
4. Make sure all of your anti-virus software is up to date and you’ve enacted the anti-phishing software provided by your email client.
5. Phishing emails and phone calls may also try to pose as official disaster aid organizations such as FEMA. A true FEMA representative will never ask personal banking information, Social Security number, or registration number.
“We all need to be mindful of the value the data we have and use every day,” said Eric Boyette, State Chief Information Officer and Secretary of the Department of Information Technology. “Too many people are vulnerable during natural disasters and it is imperative to take necessary precautions to protect yourself. Think of it as preparing an emergency kit for your personal data.”

Date: September 14, 2018
Contact: Maggie Bizzell
              (919) 616-4801

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Alex & Me

Shoot  for  Your  Dreams  in  the  Most  Inspirational  Movie  of  the  Year  ALEX  &  ME  starring  U.S.  Women’s  National  Soccer  Team  Superstar,  Alex  Morgan.

 Available  on  Digital  June  12,  On  Blu-ray™  and  DVD  June  19  BURBANK,  CA  (April  5,  2018)

Pic credits - Warner Bros Home Entertainment

Soccer superstar Alex Morgan scores her movie debut with  Warner  Bros.  Home Entertainment in the full-length feature film  Alex  & Me on Digital starting June  12,  2018, and  Blu-ray™  &  DVD  on  June  19,  2018.  Also featuring Nickelodeon star Siena  Agudong  (Nicky,  Ricky,  Dicky  & Dawn and the upcoming Star  Falls),  the film follows the uplifting story of a young female athlete who learns how you need passion, determination, and self-worth to make all your dreams come true.    Alex  & Me will be available on Blu-ray  (SRP  $24.98),  DVD  (SRP  $19.98)  and  Digital  (SRP  $14.99).    Teenager  Reagan  Willis  (Agudong) has one dream  – to play soccer like her hero,  Alex  Morgan.  Her bedroom is a shrine to all things Alex, including a life-size poster of the Olympic gold medalist.  Yet in the Willis house, Reagan lives in the shadow of her prep football superstar brother,  Logan.  When  Reagan  fails  to  make  the  cut  of  the  premiere  local  soccer  club  team  and  is  humiliated  by  her  rival  Claire,  she’s  certain  her  ship  has  sailed.  But  after  accidentally  hitting  her  head,  Reagan’s  poster  of  Alex  Morgan  suddenly  comes  to  life  and  everything  changes!    An  Olympic  Gold  Medalist  and  FIFA  Women’s  World  Cup  champion  with  a  penchant  for  goal  scoring,  Alex  Morgan  is  one  of  the  top  soccer  players  on  the  planet,  currently  playing  forward  for  the  United  States  Women's  National  Team and the Orlando  Pride of the  National  Women's  Soccer  League.  Away  from  the  field,  Morgan  is  also  an  accomplished  author  of  “The  Kicks”  series,  a  collection  of  chapter  books  filled  with  wonderful  messages  of  empowerment  for  young  girls.  The  first  The  Kicks  book,  “Saving  the  Team,”  debuted  at  No.  7  on  the  New  York  Times  Best  Seller  list.  Eric  Champnella  (Thunderstruck,  Mr.  3000,  Eddie)  wrote  the  Alex  &  Me  screenplay  and  is  also  making  his  full-length  feature  debut  as  the  film’s  director.  Alex  Morgan  serves  as  co-producer.  Producers  are  Mike  Karz  (Blended)  and  William  Bindley  (Mother’s  Day).  Todd  Williams  (The  Illusionist)  is  the  executive  producer.  Jerry  Trainor  (iCarly)  also  stars  as  Nigel,  a  less-than-reliable  youth  soccer  coach,  alongside  Matt  Cornett  (Bella  and  the  Bulldogs)  as  Reagan’s  brother,  Logan;  Colin  Critchley  (Legends  of  the  Hidden  Temple)  as  Reagan’s  soccer-playing  pal,  Ben;  Chuiti  Tiu  (Nashville)  as  Reagan’s  mother,  Ann  Wills;  and  Jim  Klock  (True  Detective,  Scream  Queens)  as  Reagan’s  father  (and  biggest  fan),  Joe  Wills.  Jessica  Treska  (HBO’s  upcoming  Sharp  Objects)  plays  Reagan’s  arch-rival,  Claire.  “Alex  &  Me  is  a  heartwarming  film  that  will  inspire  young  children  to  follow  their  dreams,”  said  Mary  Ellen  Thomas,  WBHE,  Vice  President,  Family  &  Animation  Marketing.

“We  think  Alex  Morgan  fans,  soccer  enthusiasts,  and  young  girls  alike  will  fall  in  love  with  this  story  about  hard  work  friendship  and  family.”


  • Getting  to  Know  Alex
  • Aspire  to  Inspire:  Success  in  Hard  Work
  • Soccer,  Script  to  Set:  A  Playbook  on  Alex  &  Me
  • Outtake

BASICS  Street  Date:  June  19,  2018  Order  Due  Date:  May  15,  2018  Total  Runtime:  Approx.  80  minutes  SD:  $19.98  SRP    BD:    $24.98  SRP

About  Warner  Bros.  Home  Entertainment  Inc.
Warner  Bros.  Home  Entertainment  (WBHE)  brings  together  Warner  Bros.  Entertainment's  home  video,  digital  distribution  and  interactive  entertainment  businesses  in  order  to  maximize  current  and  next-generation  distribution  scenarios.  An  industry  leader  since  its  inception,  WBHE  oversees  the  global  distribution  of  content  through  packaged  goods  (Blu-ray  Disc™  and  DVD)  and  digital  media  in  the  form  of  electronic  sell-through  and  video-on-demand  via  cable,  satellite,  online  and  mobile  channels,  and  is  a  significant  developer  and  publisher  for  console  and  online  video  game  titles  worldwide.  WBHE  distributes  its  product  through  third  party  retail  partners  and  licensees.  Artwork  available  upon  request.

Film Clips:
“Different Way”
TRT – 1:07
“First Victory”
TRT - :56
“Goal Chart”
TRT - :57

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