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Enterprises Experience Nearly Five Times as Many Mobile Phishing Attacks as Last Year

With every organization looking at protecting their corporate devices, the bad guys are increasingly setting their focus on one of the softest targets: the mobile device.
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New Ransomware Strain CryCryptor Targets Canada on COVID-19 Tracing App

There is a new ransomware strain that has been targeting specifically Android users in Canada, ESET reports. CryCryptor has distributed on two websites disguised as an official COVID-19 ...
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Phishing and Redirection

Researchers at Check Point have observed a phishing campaign that, to avoid detection, abused servers belonging to Adobe, Samsung, and the University of Oxford. The attackers used several ...
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[HEADS UP] Sodinokibi Ransomware Strain Learns New Trick

Already one of the most dangerous forms of ransomware, now Sodinokibi looks like it could also be attempting to make money from stolen payment information too.
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Slack Phishing

People need to be able to use their instincts in order to spot new phishing techniques, according to Ashley Graves, a Cloud Security Researcher at AT&T Alien Labs. On the CyberWire’s ...
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How to Combat the Fake News and Disinformation Being Used to Attack Your Organization

A global cold war is being fought in cyberspace, and IT pros like you are finding themselves in the trenches. With all of this going on, how can you equip your employees and protect your ...
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Pyongyang's Phishing with Job Offers

An attack campaign with possible ties to North Korea’s Lazarus Group targeted aerospace and military companies in Europe and the Middle East with spear phishing attacks late last year, ...
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Microsoft 365 to Provide Detonation Details About Malicious Email Content

In a step towards educating customers on why attachments and URLs are deemed “malicious”, Microsoft’s is set to augment its Advanced Threat Protection product in July.
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Microsoft Warns of New Java-Based “PonyFinal” Ransomware Used as Part of Human-Operated Attacks

Microsoft’s recent posts detailing a new Java attack that uses PowerShell and other legitimate tools to infect victims with ransomware sheds light on human-operated attacks.
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WARNING: The List of Ransomware-Turned-Data Breach Operators is Getting Long

Seeing a better opportunity to generate more “revenue” from their victims, the idea of ransomware also exfiltrating data to be used to extort the payment is gaining steam.
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[Heads Up] North Korean State Hackers Plan a June 21 COVID-19 Phishing Attack That Targets 5 Million in Six Nations

ZDNet reported: "Singapore, Japan, and the US are amongst six nations targeted in a COVID-19 themed phishing campaign that is reportedly scheduled for June 21, during which 8,000 ...
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[Heads Up] Australian Government and businesses hit by massive cyber attack from ‘sophisticated, state-based actor’

News.com.au reported that Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has "announced in an urgent press conference called this morning in Canberra, Mr Morrison said the ongoing, ...
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How to Keep SOX on Track During a Pandemic

It’s been several weeks since COVID-19 entered our vocabulary and made working from home the new normal, according to Accounting Today. Professionals over the last month are adapting to ...
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Find Out How to Use Your Organization's Data to Become a Risk Management Expert

Risk management is about recognizing the right risks, assigning the right likelihood, and assessing potential damage. Yet, most risk managers are doing it wrong, driven by decades of ...
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Microsoft on COVID-19 Themed Cyberattacks

Microsoft’s Threat Protection Intelligence Team has published a report providing a detailed look into the proliferation of COVID-19-themed phishing over the past several months. The ...
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[MSP News] Manage Your KnowBe4 Accounts Faster With NEW Managed Phishing Functionality

You have been asking for a better way to manage your multiple KnowBe4 accounts, and we heard you! We've made enhancements to the KnowBe4 phishing platform and added the NEW Managed ...
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Researchers Uncover Six Years of Russian Attempts to Mold International Politics

Researchers uncover six-years-worth of Russian attempts to mold international politics using fake news and forged documents. Social media research group Graphika published today a ...
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Phony Data Theft, Like Phony Sextortion

Extortionists are sending phony threats to website owners informing them that their sites’ databases will be leaked unless they pay a ransom of between $1,500 and $3,000, BleepingComputer ...
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Twitter Takes Down Over 32,000  Nation State Accounts Involved in Disinformation Campaigns

Manipulation/disinformation campaigns are running rampant on social media and Twitter just took action -- again. "Disinformation" is a form of propaganda honed into an art form by Russia. ...
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