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[Heads-up] Survey Finds 82% Of You Are Impacted By Payment Fraud

Payment fraud continues to soar, as a record 82 percent of organizations reported incidents in 2018, according to the 2019 AFP Payments Fraud & Control Survey, underwritten by J.P. Morgan.
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A Powerful Malware That Tried To Blow Up A Saudi Plant Strikes Again

A highly capable malware reportedly used in a failed plot to blow up a Saudi petrochemical plant has now been linked to a second compromised facility.
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Organizations Face a 63% Likelihood of Being the Victim of Successful Cyberattack in Next 12 Months

The latest data from 1,200 IT organizations shows organizations seeing attacks as inevitable and, for some industries, successful compromise as even more a given.
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Tallahassee Loses Half a Million From Cyberattack

Hackers stole approximately $498,000 from the city of Tallahassee, Florida, by diverting city employees’ paychecks, according to USA Today. The attackers hacked a third-party vendor that ...
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Cybercrime market selling full digital fingerprints of over 60,000 users

  ZDNet reported something surprising. A new dark web market called Genesis is selling users' personal data, complete with digital fingerprints, such as account credentials, cookies, ...
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Pro Tip: Social Security Numbers Can’t be “Suspended”

A popular robocall scam is telling people that their Social Security numbers have been “suspended,” and then asking them to call back to speak a government agent about the issue, ...
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The Latest in Phishing Tackle

Phishing kits are using increasingly sophisticated techniques to avoid detection and make their scams more convincing, according to Prakhar Shrotriya at Zscaler.
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New Phishing Attacks Make 2FA Useless

These latest attacks are designed to proxy login requests that incorporate SMS-based authentication as a way to seamlessly bypass 2FA protection without being noticed.
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Ransomware Attacks Take Down County Government Offices Time and Time Again

It seems like government offices aren’t learning their lesson, with ransomware attacks continuing to impact operations and cost time and money to recover.
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The Total Risk Value of Cybercrime Has Risen to $5.2 Trillion Over the Next Five Years

According to new data from Accenture, the average company sees 145 security breaches annually, with the cost of experiencing any kind of cyberattack rising.
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90 Percent Of Critical Infrastructure Hit By Cyberattacks

  A new survey of professionals in industries using industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT) finds 90 percent of respondents say their environment has been damaged ...
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Scam of The Week: Realistic Phishing Attacks Take Advantage of U.S. Tax Season

With Tax Day only a few days away, cybercriminals are trying to take advantage of tax season through widespread phishing campaigns that aim to trick people into providing sensitive ...
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KnowBe4 Was Chosen For The Fourth Year As Top Workplace In Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Times yearly chooses Top Workplace for small, midsize and large local companies. They said: "In four appearances in the Top Workplaces survey, cybersecurity awareness ...
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Researchers Unearth 74 Facebook Cybercrime Groups With 385,000 Members

A monthslong study by Cisco Talos has identified 74 Facebook cybercrime groups with a total of 385,000 members. While some groups resembled market places for illicit goods such as ...
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New 2019 Report: "AI Is Here To Stay: Are You Prepared?"

I contributed to a new Foley & Lardner report, “Artificial Intelligence is Here to Stay: Are You Prepared?” which outlines the use, opportunities and legal risks of AI. I strongly ...
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NCAA-themed Scams During Basketball Playoffs

Scammers are capitalizing on the hype for March Madness with a bevy of malicious streaming sites and phishing scams, according to Lindsey O’Donnell at Threatpost. Researchers at Zscaler ...
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Game of Thrones as Phishbait, with Hook

Game of Thrones is the top TV show used to deliver malware-infected pirated content, researchers at Kaspersky Lab have found. Threatpost says the researchers saw nearly 21,000 users ...
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KnowBe4 Fresh Content & Features Updates - March 2019

Check out the content and feature updates in the KnowBe4 platform for the month of March!
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KnowBe4’s Q1 2019 Year-Over-Year Sales Grow 70%

I'm excited to announce our massive year-over-year Q1 2019 sales increase, growing more than 70% over Q1 2018's sales, breaking all records, and customer accounts now well over 24,000.
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