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Report: 85% of Ransomware Victims Get Taken Offline For A Week or More [INFOGRAPHIC]

New research reveals that the majority of ransomware victims (85 percent) had their systems taken offline for at least a week, costing businesses thousands in financial damage each day.

2016 Exceeds All Records in Numbers of Phishing Attacks

Year over year sustained growth in phishing campaigns produces yet another record number of attacks

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) observed that 2016 ended as the worst year for phishing in history. According to the APWG’s new Phishing Activity Trends Report, the total number of phishing attacks in 2016 was 1,220,523. This number represents the highest ever recorded, and fully a 65 percent increase over 2015.

CyberheistNews Vol 7 #9 Survey: Most Hackers Break in Within Six Hours

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MySQL instances attacked by database blackmailers

Copycats delete databases without dumping them first.

Internet-facing instances of the popular MySQL information store are being targeted by attackers following similar attacks on insecure databases earlier this year.

Security vendor GuardiCore this month spotted hundreds of attacks emanating from a Dutch web hosting company. 

Which User Will Infect Your Network With Ransomware?

We've got something really cool for you: the new Phishing Security Test v2.0!

It's got several great new features, and sending simulated phishing emails to train your employees is a fun and an effective best practice to patch your last line of defense... your users.

The phish-prone percentage is usually higher than you expect and is great ammo to get budget. You can now find out the current Phish-prone percentage of your organization and who might infect your network with ransomware.

Phishing Attack Uses Stuxnet Technology And Makes PCs Into Roombugs

Researchers have uncovered an advanced malware-based operation that siphoned more than 600 gigabytes from about 70 targets in a broad range of industries, including news media, and scientific research.

The operation uses malware to capture audio recordings of conversations, screen shots, documents, and passwords, according to a blog post published last week by security firm CyberX. Targets are initially infected using malicious Microsoft Word documents sent in phishing e-mails.

Survey: Most Hackers Break In Within Six Hours

A recent survey of 70 professional hackers and penetration testers found that 60% of them take a maximum of just six hours to compromise a target. The research titled The Black Report, was done at the 2016 Black Hat USA and Defcon by Australian technology company Nuix.

CyberheistNews Vol 7 #8 Google: "Office Inbox Receives 6.2X More Phishing Than Your Inbox at Home".

CyberheistNews | KnowBe4

I just learned how to hoverboard... LOL 

Forrester TEI™ Live Webinar: Value of KnowBe4 Goes Beyond ROI

KnowBe4 recently commissioned Forrester to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study, examining the potential Return on Investment (ROI) enterprises might realize by implementing the KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training and Simulated Phishing Platform.
The resulting research paper assesses the performance of the KnowBe4 Platform.
How does 127% ROI with a one month payback sound?
Join Stu Sjouwerman, CEO at KnowBe4 along with special guest speakers Nick Hayes, Forrester Analyst, and Reggie Lau, TEI Principal Consultant, to get insights into the detailed findings of the report.
At the end of the webinar, you will have a framework to evaluate the ROI of the KnowBe4 Security Awareness Training and Simulated Phishing Platform on your organization, and how you can leverage your end-users as your last line of defense using KnowBe4. 
Live Webinar Date: Monday, February 27 at 2:00 PM EST

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