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Hacker's Movie Guide: The Complete List of Hacker and Cybersecurity Movies

Is alert fatigue getting to you? I found a guide that allows you some well-deserved personal downtime, and still has something to do with work so that you can justify getting away with ...
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Stu's Law: "You get the future you ignore"

I have read a lot of Sci-fi. Thousands of books actually. You can't help but start recognizing patterns of how the future might look like. Many Sci-fi books were made into movies. One of ...
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What is a Good Completion Percentage for Security and Compliance Training?

Completion percentages on compliance and security training campaigns have become a popular topic of discussion.
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How Does Quantum Impact Passwords?

Yeah, quantum computers are likely to be able to crack passwords from every angle.
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Do Not Get Fooled Twice: Mailchimp's Latest Breach Raises Alarm Bells – Protect Yourself Now!

For the second time in less than a year, Mailchimp has found itself in a precarious situation, having to admit that it has been breached. It appears that a social engineering attack ...
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[Security Masterminds] Breaking It Down to Bits & Bytes: Analyzing Malware To Understand the Cybercriminal

In our latest episode of Security Masterminds, we have the pleasure of interviewing Roger Grimes, Data-Driven Defense Evangelist for KnowBe4, who has held various roles throughout his ...
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Phishing Campaign Impersonates Japanese Rail Company

Researchers at Safeguard Cyber describe a phishing campaign that’s posing as a Japanese rail ticket reservation company.
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2022 Report Confirms Business-Related Phishing Emails Trend [INFOGRAPHIC]

KnowBe4's latest reports on top-clicked phishing email subjects have been released for 2022 and Q4 2022. We analyze 'in the wild' attacks reported via our Phish Alert Button, top subjects ...
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New QR Code Phishing Campaign is Impersonating the Chinese Ministry of Finance

Researchers at Fortinet warn that a phishing campaign is impersonating the Chinese Ministry of Finance. The phishing emails contain a document with a QR code that leads to a ...
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Cybercrime The World’s Third Largest Economy After the U.S. and China

Cybersecurity Ventures released a new report that showed cybercrime is going to cost the world $8 trillion USD in 2023.
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Ransomware Has SMBs Reprioritizing Their Cybersecurity Spending to Combat Attacks

New data shows that SMBs can clearly see where they have cybersecurity issues and are taking great strides to put their devoted budget to security technology and services that actually ...
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The Current State of Cybersecurity Should Fear AI Tools Like ChatGPT

Malicious use of the text-based AI has already begun to be seen in the wild, and speculative ways attackers can use ChatGPT may spell temporary doom for cybersecurity solutions.
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Unusual Blank-Image Phishing Attacks Impersonate DocuSign

An unusual phishing technique has surfaced this week. Avanan, a Check Point Software company, released a blog Thursday morning detailing a new attack in which hackers hide malicious ...
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[Eye Popper] Ransomware Victims Refused To Pay Last Year

Finally some good news from the ransomware front!  Despite bad actors launching a number of ransomware campaigns throughout 2022, organizations refused to submit and paid criminals an ...
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How South Africa's Largest Law Firm Was Fined R5.5m for Not Educating Customers

Africa’s largest law firmordered to pay R5.5 million to a woman who fell victim to a hacking syndicate. When Judith Hawarden was buying a house, hackers changed the bank account number in ...
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Phishing For Industrial Control Systems

Mandiant has published a report describing phishing emails that have breached organizations in the industrial sector. Mandiant explains that the majority of phishing attacks are ...
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The Amazing Thing Is that DHL Phishing Campaigns STILL Work

Researchers at Armorblox warn that a phishing campaign is impersonating DHL with fake shipping invoices.
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Spear Phishing Campaign Targets Southeast Asia

Researchers at Group-IB are tracking a previously unknown threat actor dubbed “Dark Pink” that’s using spear phishing attacks to target government, military, and religious organizations. ...
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