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Social Oversharing, Online Quizzes, and Prizes are the Makings of a New Form of Phishing

Phishing is moving beyond the Inbox to your online experience in an effort to collect personal details and share out the attack on social networks, according to a new report from Akamai ...
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Chinese Hackers Take Phishing and CEO Fraud to Another Level Raking in $18.6 Million

A talented group of Fraudsters used phishing, social engineering, and pure chutzpah to convince the India arm of Italian engineering company Tecnimont to part with millions of dollars.
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[INFOGRAPHIC] Q4 2018 Top-Clicked Phishing Email Subjects from KnowBe4

KnowBe4 reports every quarter on the top-clicked phishing emails. Here we have the results for Q4 2018. We track three different categories: general email subjects, those related to ...
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EY UK: "We've seen a huge proliferation of very successful phishing attacks"

Bethan Moorcraft at InsuranceBusiness Mag UK wrote an excellent article about the current state of cyber insurance in Europe. Here is an extract with the link to the full article at the ...
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Firm in $1.7-million dispute with insurer because of social engineering fraud

Global law firm Dentons Canada LLP is locked in a $1.7-millon dispute with its insurer after staff at the firm’s Vancouver office fell victim to an alleged social engineering attack.
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Cybercrime could cost companies trillions over the next five years

A new report (PDF) by Accenture indicates that over the next 5 years, cyberattacks could result in global costs totaling $5.2 trillion.
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The internet's 'father' says it was born with two big flaws

BusinessInsider just posted an article that confirms something I have been saying for years. There is some contrary data though. We may be looking at a light version of rewriting history. ...
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"Ransomware Humor" Two Words You Thought You Would Never See Together

Someone's got a warped sense of humor. See the spoofed ransomware email below:
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[VIDEO] KnowBe4 Quarterly Platform Update

Every quarter, the KnowBe4 Technical Content team creates an update of all the new content and features that have been added the last three months. Here is the Jan 2019 issue, which ...
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Proposed N.C. Bill Would Require Ransomware Disclosures

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein released a report on Thursday that highlights the impact of data breaches on the state in 2018, and paired the report with a bipartisan bill to ...
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Ransomware Attack Makes Government Offices in Del Rio, Texas Resort to Pen and Paper

This latest ransomware attack demonstrates how an entire network can be taken down, bringing operations to a screeching halt.
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BenefitMall Hit by Months-Long Data Breach

The Dallas-based payroll firm BenefitMall announced on January 4 that nearly 112,000 customers may have had their personal information exposed during a four-month long data breach. The ...
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The U.S. Government Blaming Cyber Attacks on Russia May Cost One Business $100 Million

Governments attributing cyberattacks to specific countries usually ends in nothing more than a line in a news story. But sometimes these kinds of claims can have unforeseen consequences.
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[Heads-up] Are Any Of Your Users Exposed In This Brand New Humongous Data Breach?

Troy Hunt, the site admin of Have I Been Pwned just released some disconcerting news. A new data breach of humongous proportions has just been made public, we are talking astronomical ...
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What Does KnowBe4 Think About Link Re-writing?

This is a question that was asked by a customer who was implementing our Phish Alert Button so that employees could report phishy emails.
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Modern Ransomware Goes After Data Backups

Ransomware is using a variety of methods to reduce or nullify the effectiveness of data backups, writes Maria Korolov at CSO. Restoring from a backup is one of the best strategies that ...
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The Top 10 Big Risk Picture From Way High Up

What keeps you up at night? These are the biggest risks facing our world in 2019. Top world leaders were surveyed for the latest edition of the World Economic Forum's Global Risks Report. ...
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Increase in Office 365 Attacks and Data Breaches Should Be Expected as We Approach the 2019 Tax Season

Experts warn of uptick in phishing attacks against businesses leveraging Office 365 as the tax season begins, tensions run high, and opportunities to trick off-guard users will be plenty.
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[THIS IS NOT A DRILL] KB4 Training Template Used As Phishing In The Wild

It's a known fact that once your market share is big enough, the bad guys are going after you. Used to be that viruses and malware were only developed for Windows, but when Apple got to ...
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