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"Quebec is an embarrassment": Province urged to do more on cybersecurity

MONTREAL — On Sept. 10, municipal employees in a region between Montreal and Quebec City arrived at work to discover a threatening message on their computers notifying them they were ...
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IRS Issues Urgent Warning On Tax Transcript Scam

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is warning about a new “tax transcript” scam. In the scam, taxpayers are tricked into opening emails that look like they are from the IRS—but they ...
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Expert Insights Recognizes KnowBe4 as a ‘2018 Market Leader’ for Security Awareness Training

KnowBe4 has been ranked the top vendor in the category of Security Awareness Training by Expert Insights
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Phishing Accounts for 50% of All Fraud Attacks [InfoGraphic]

According to the latest research from RSA, attacks intent on committing financial fraud most frequently begin with tried and true phishing.
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Now here is something new: Russian Banks Targeted by Sophisticated Phishing Emails

This does not happen too often, and these attackers must be outside of Russia. If hackers inside Russia attack their own country, the FSB is on their doorstep with a SWAT team in no time.
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How better training, cybersecurity upgrades made one credit union safer

America’s Christian Credit Union, Glendora, Calif., reduced its cybersecurity threat plane by 90 percent by upgrading both its hardware and its resistance to phishing – and earned a ...
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Russian APT Comes Back To Life With New Us Spear-Phishing Campaign

A Russian state-sponsored cyber-espionage group has come back to life after a one-year period of inactivity with a relative large spear-phishing campaign that has targeted both the US ...
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Hacked Real Estate Firm Can't Claw Back $580,000 From Bank That Completed Transfer

Max Mitchell at Law.com has an interesting and rather painful story. Don't let this happen to your organization.
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Scam Of The Week: Black Friday & Cyber Monday Alert

We have been warning against these types of scams for years and the bad guys are at it again. The team at RiskIQ summarized it pretty well this time:
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KnowBe4 Modstore Release: Captain Awareness Has Arrived And Is Here To Help

The KnowBe4 Courseware Team is excited to announce the release of the first 6 episodes in a new comic book style animated series: Captain Awareness. These first two-minute modules cover ...
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Celebrate The Holidays! Here is a brand new free KnowBe4 training module!

Compliments of  Celebrate The Holidays!  With a free interactive training course for the 2018 Holiday season to help you stay safe while you travel A little over three-quarters (77 ...
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KnowBe4 Named a Leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Training

KnowBe4 has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Security Awareness Computer-Based Training for the second year in a ...
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Malware Targets 67 Online Brands Ahead of Black Friday

14 malware families have been discovered as part of an elaborate scam aimed at users shoppers of major e-commerce sites looking for pre-Black Friday deals. We’re all gearing up for some ...
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Watch Out Banks: New PDF Attack Avoids Antivirus Detection

The latest attack from the Cobalt Gang targeting banking institutions used specific tactics to ensure AV doesn’t detect the malicious PDF at the heart of the attack.
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New Study: Ransomware Attacks Surge 500% on Apple Operating Systems

This staggering growth in attacks on the MacOS signals that Macs are no longer safe.
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Phishing Attacks Rose by 30 Million in Q3 2018

Kaspersky Lab blocked 137 million phishing attempts in the third quarter of 2018, a 28 percent increase compared to Q2 2018. A report by the anti-virus company reveals that phishing ...
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Data Breaches Expose 3.6 Billion Records in 2018

With nearly 3,700 publicly disclosed data compromise events in the first 3 quarters of 2018, according to security information provider, Risk Based Security, breaches remain a risk.
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Fun Thanksgiving Landing Page

Just like we did for Halloween, Natalie has created a new Thanksgiving landing page, to coincide with any phishing tests set up to run around the Thanksgiving holiday.
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[LAST CHANCE] The Pesky Password Problem: Battle of the Red and Blue Team

  What really makes a “strong” password? And why are your end-users tortured with them in the first place? How do hackers crack your passwords with ease? And what can/should you do about ...
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