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Social Distancing Elevates Both Personal and Organizational Risk

With many countries participating in social distancing and “shelter in place” directives, remote workers are subjecting themselves and their employer to a number of risks. Find out why.
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Bad News from the (Fake) CDC: You've Got Malware

Malicious actors continue to probe organizations' security and defenses with malicious emails explicitly crafted to create and exploit sense of panic in the wake of the COVID-19. Over the ...
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Malicious Actors Release Coronavirus Guidelines for America

You already knew this was going to happen. It was just a matter of waiting. Fast on the heels of the release of President Trump's "Coronavirus Guidelines for America," malicious actors ...
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Organizations Say They Want Employees to Prepare for Ransomware Attacks, But Do Little in the Way of Training

Organizations are keenly aware of the ramifications of ransomware attacks and the need to prevent them but aren’t empowering users to prevent becoming the victim.
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[UPDATE] Check Out the NEW Version of Ransomware Simulator

As ransomware techniques continue to evolve, the volume of attacks has surged in the last year with no signs of letting up. In fact, ransomware costs have doubled! The bad guys are ...
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A new ransomware strain called 'Save the Queen’, distributes itself from your own Domain Controllers

Sophisticated cybercriminals have continuously improved the effectiveness of ransomware attacks,  according to Yaki Faitelson, co-founder and CEO of Varonis. In an article for Forbes, ...
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Join us for a live demo on Security Awareness Training and phishing in action!
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They're Here! COVID-19 Stimulus Check Phishes Finally Arrive

Last week the FBI warned Americans to be on the look-out for malicious emails attempting to bamboozle users with news surrounding economic fiscal stimulus checks that were to be delivered ...
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Can You Be Spoofed? Find Out For a Chance to WIN a $500 Amazon Gift Card

Will you get spoofed by the Bad Guys?
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The Best Computer Security Solvers Look Beyond the Problem

Who doesn’t love a good computer security “cowboy”? That’s a man or a woman who is a recognized authority in their field of expertise, who groks their subject, who is truly a subject ...
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Sextortion Email Scams Now Include Threats to Infect Victims with COVID-19

In what may be either a moment of brilliance or desperation, scammers are attempting to use coronavirus infection threats as a means of further convincing victims to pay up.
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New Potential Phishing Scam Begins with A Phone Call

A recent suspicious phone call was brought to our attention. It looks to be the beginning of a phishing campaign and demonstrates the lengths cybercriminals will go to in order to ensure ...
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70% to 90% of All Malicious Breaches are Due to Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks

If you’ve heard me speak the last two years, read any of my articles, or watched any of my webinars, you’ve probably heard me say, “Seventy to ninety percent of all malicious breaches are ...
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The Dilemma: Should you phish test during the COVID-19 pandemic?

By Perry Carpenter,  KnowBe4 Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer. There’s no question, these are challenging times. Employees and organizations around the world are doing their best to ...
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An Uber Phish

London's Transport for London (TfL) is the entity that manages public transportation and public carriage licenses. In November 2019, TfL stated it would not renew Uber’s Private Hire ...
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Trends in Phishing, as Seen From a Mountain View

Researchers from Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) released details on recent state-sponsored phishing campaigns from around the world. The researchers said that Google’s phishing ...
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Who Doesn’t Like Free Money? Scammers Are Expected to Increase Use of the COVID Stimulus Bill to Line their Pockets

With cybercriminals loving to be able to target victims where money is directly involved, security experts are anticipating a massive uptick in Stimulus-related scams.
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Bad Guys Push New COVID-19 Message: You Are Infected

Malicious actors continue to craft ruthlessly aggressive, evil email attacks tailored to leverage mounting fears and anxieties surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States among ...
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New Video Module "Covid-19 Best Practices" from KnowBe4 and Transperfect

Here is a quick announcement!
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