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Elections In Russia Mean 16 More Years Of Job Security For InfoSec Pros

Russian voters have overwhelmingly backed a ploy by President Vladimir Putin to rule until 2036 in a referendum. 
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See Ridiculously Easy Security Awareness Training and Phishing

Join us for a live demo on Security Awareness Training and phishing in action!
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A "Secure DNS" Scam: an Upgrade that's a Downgrade

A phishing campaign is targeting website owners with convincing, personalized emails that purport to come from WordPress, Naked Security reports. The emails claim that WordPress is ...
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COVID-19 Related Phishing Scams Target Passport Details

The Coronavirus phishing scams have only gotten more aggressive and targeted now than ever before, InfoSecurity Magazine reports. Now researchers at Griffin Law are tracking self-employed ...
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Australia Spending Nearly $1 Billion on Cyberdefense as China Tensions Rise

The NY Times reported some surprising numbers: "Officials promised to recruit at least 500 cyberspies and build on the country’s offensive capabilities to take the online battle overseas. ...
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Phishing in Irish Streams

Netflix is warning users in Ireland to be on the lookout for another phishing campaign that’s impersonating the streaming service, reports. The emails inform recipients that ...
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It's the Best of 2020! Cyber CSI: Learn How to Forensically Examine Phishing Emails to Better  Protect Your Organization

Roger Grimes' lesson on how to forensically examine phishing emails received the highest viewer rating of any webinar so far this year. In case you missed it, make sure to watch this ...
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60% of Organizations are Hit by Cyberattacks Spread by Their Own Employees

The unwitting participant appears to be alive and well, based on new data from security vendor Mimecast. With employees being the source of attack surface expansion, what’s an org to do?
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New Sextortion Method Uses Social Engineering and Doxing To Identify and Target Victims

According to the SANS Internet Storm Center, cybercriminals are engaging their victims online, using social engineering tactics to collect needed details to extort money.
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New Dropbox-Based Pandemic Relief Payment Scam Targets U.K. Microsoft 365 Users, Bypassing Email Security

Using a Dropbox Transfer page, this new scam presses all the urgency buttons while eluding detection as being malicious in an effort to steal the victim’s online credentials.
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Hit Them When They're Down: Two Cyberattacks Leave Operations Halted with a Ransom to Pay

A recent cyberattack on Australian beverage manufacturer Lion demonstrates how even a modicum of precaution after an attack can spell doom for operations.
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One Letter Away: Impersonation, Bitcoin, and Phishing Expeditions

KrebsOnSecurity reports that a phishing website has been impersonating the private messaging service in order to steal Bitcoin. The real Privnote is a free site that allows ...
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Phishing Attacks Significantly Increase in Singapore During COVID-19 Pandemic

The number of phishing attacks in Singapore to give up personal information has almost tripled in the last year and doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Cybersecurity ...
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Work From Home in America Sets Major Target for Russian Hackers

A Russian ransomware group named "Evil Corp" who was indicted by the Justice Department in December is now targeting employees working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic and ...
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[Heads Up] A New Devilish Malware Worm Called Lucifer Is Targeting Your Windows Workstations

Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 Security experts have identified a malware worm called Lucifer, that targets Windows systems with cryptojacking and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) ...
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New Training Modules Added on Data-Driven Defense

We have exciting news to share! Two new modules have been released about data-driven defense, both featuring Data-Driven Evangelist Roger Grimes.
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Survey Says...You've Been Pwned

Surveys are enticing, and so are survey scams. But they’re easy to recognize if you know what to look for, according to Paul Ducklin at Naked Security. Ducklin describes a typical survey ...
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‘New VPN Configuration’ Email Tricks Microsoft 365 Users Out of Credentials

Scammers are taking advantage of the prominent use of VPNs by remote workforces to send out this very topically relevant phishing email that just wants to steal your credentials.
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20% of Organizations Provided No Cybersecurity Guidance to Users Making the Shift to Working from Home

At a time when cyber risk is at its highest levels, new data shows how little organizations have done to ensure employees are prepared for cyber attack while working from home.
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