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May Content Update: Including New When You Report, We Get Stronger Video Series

Check out new training content added to the KnowBe4 ModStore in the month of May.
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Prediction: Ransomware Attacks to Spike as Employees Return to the Office

Because of the nature of ransomware attacks and the mass numbers of workers at home, anti-malware vendor Emisoft believes we’re going to see a rise once work returns to normal.
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[HEADS UP] Cybercriminals in Australia Harass Recipients with Abusive Transaction Descriptions on Bank Statements

There are bad guys in Australia that have given away money in order to use social engineering and harass people with abusive transaction descriptions that appear in online banking ...
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[BEWARE] New Report on Doxxing Exposes Cybercriminal Trends

A new threat intelligence report on doxxing, researched by cybersecurity experts at Kivu, reveals that the majority of attacks occur in the U.S., with companies in the consumer sector ...
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[HEADS UP] More Australian Companies Hit By Mespinoza/Pysa Ransomware

Two more Australian companies have been hit by attackers using the Mespinoza/Pysa Windows ransomware, the same malware that was used to take down the Australian money management firm ...
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Excel Macros Bypass Your Filters and Slip in Malware Payloads

Researchers at Lastline warn that attackers are increasingly utilizing Excel 4[.]0 macros to deliver malware while avoiding detection by security products. Excel 4[.]0 (XL4) macros were ...
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Combatting Rogue URL Tricks: How You Can Quickly Identify and Investigate the Latest Phishing Attacks

Don't click phishy links. Everyone knows that. But are your end users prepared to quickly identify today's tricky tactics being used by the bad guys? Probably not. Cybercriminals have ...
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Remote Work Isn’t Good for Corporate Security (Part 2): 30% of Organizations Have Been the Victim of Phishing Scams Since the Lockdown

Lots of new data is now just coming out of the woodwork demonstrating some of the harsh realities of having employees work from home without proper security in place.
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Remote Work Isn’t Good for Corporate Security (Part 1): 6 in 10 Employee’s Online Accounts Have Been Compromised Since Working Remotely

Working from home has its advantages. But, according to new data, one of them isn’t keeping the organization secure.
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COVID-19 Tax Refund Phishing Attacks Offering Fake U.K. Government Grants

Researchers at Forcepoint describe an unusual phishing attempt that purported to come from the UK’s tax office, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The email itself was clearly a phishing ...
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Ransomware Gangs Team Up To Form Extortion Cartel

Today, BleepingComputer was told by cyber intelligence firm KeLa that the Maze operators added the information and files for an international architectural firm to their data leak site.
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Pandemics, Killer Insects, and Riots Stir Up Cybercriminals

What a year 2020 has been. We have not even gotten half way into the year and we have dealt with a global pandemic, potential murder hornets, protests and riots and even the possibility ...
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[Heads Up] The REvil Ransomware Gang Is Now *Auctioning Off* Their Victim Data

Intrepid investigative Reporter Brian Krebs had the news first. "The criminal group behind the REvil ransomware enterprise has begun auctioning off sensitive data stolen from companies ...
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Phishing for Supermarket Deliveries

Scammers are exploiting the increased demand for online shopping by setting up spoofed supermarket websites, Teiss reports. Researchers at Mimecast recently found thirty websites ...
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How Low Will Cybercriminals Go?

Surely Bond villains only exist in movies -- I mean people aren’t truly evil are they? Especially ones who sit behind a computer. This was part of a discussion I was having with my ...
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The Latest Ransomware Attacks Can Require a Data Breach Notification

Ransomware variants shifting tactics to include extortion may be cause for organizations to treat them as data breaches and, therefore, quickly notify affected parties.
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Prepare Your Organization to Work From Home More Securely With 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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Human Performance as a Risk Factor

Most organizations don’t place enough focus on the human elements of cybersecurity, according to Stephen A. Wilson, Dean Hamilton, and Scott Stallbaum from consulting firm Wilson Perumal ...
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Supreme Court “Summons” is the Latest Phishing Attack Aimed at Stealing Your Microsoft 365 Credentials

Even the Supreme Court isn’t safe from brand impersonation in this scam intent on getting victims to click on a link to a supposed subpoena to attend a hearing.
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