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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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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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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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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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Hospitality Provider the Target of an Old-School BadUSB Social Engineering Attack

In what appears to be a mix of old- and new-school social engineering, an attack spotted in the wild using a USB thumb drive offers us a view into how one company could have become the ...
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Scammers Hijacking Twitter Accounts To Sell Face Masks

Scammers cashing in on the Coronavirus crisis are now hijacking Twitter accounts to heavily promote a web site purporting to sell face masks, respirators, digital thermometers, and toilet ...
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The Creation & Development of a COVID-19 Phish

As we documented in a recent blog piece, malicious actors are aggressively exploiting the COVID-19 crisis by re-purposing and overhauling phishing emails they were running before the ...
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[HEADS UP] Cybercriminals Attempt to Exploit Stimulus Package for COVID-19

In several recent blog posts we've showed you the myriad ways in which malicious actors have aggressively -- even ruthlessly -- deployed social engineering tactics to leverage the ...
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FBI Warns of Stimulus Check Scams

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) issued an alert warning of coronavirus-related phishing attacks, particularly surrounding economic stimulus checks. The news that the US ...
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