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Smishing and Deepfakes Top the List of Cyber Attack Methods Expected in 2020

You want to know what to expect from data breaches, phishing attacks, and other calculated methods in 2020? There’s no better source than Experian’s seventh-annual Data Breach Industry ...
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Business Email Compromise Attack Uses a “Man-in-the-Middle” Email Attack to Steal $1M

Dubbed the “ultimate” Man-in-the-Middle attack by security researchers at Checkpoint, this CEO fraud attack shows how brazen cybercriminals can be – and how organizations need to be ...
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Ransomware Attacks Step Up their Game and Now Look for NAS Devices

It used to be that ransomware just looked for office files. Then backups became a secondary victim. New data from Kaspersky shows NAS devices are being added as targets.
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New TrickBot Malware Attack Leverages Google Drive to Deliver Its Payload and Ensure Infection

New details from Palo Alto Network’s Unit 42 research team show TrickBot rearing its ugly head once again, using legitimate cloud services – and employee greed – as its path to success. ...
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Penn State Warns of Spear Phishing Attacks

Penn State is warning its community about a recent spike in phishing attacks targeting the university’s employees. Attackers are sending emails posing as real Penn State employees and ...
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[FUN DEPT] So, How Do You Say Congrats In A *Really* Big Way?

I was scratching my head. How do you say Congrats to your team when they have done a truly AWESOME job in 2019, and totally knocked it out of the park in the last quarter?
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CyberheistNews Vol 10 #2 [Heads-Up] The U.S. Government Issues a Warning About a Possible New Wave of Iranian Cyber Attacks

CyberheistNews Vol 10 #02 [Heads-Up] The U.S. Government Issues a Warning About a Possible New Wave of Iranian Cyber Attacks Christopher C. Krebs, Director of America's CISA, the new ...
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Business Email Compromise During Tax Season: Spotting and Defending Against Common BEC Tax Scams

Tax season is upon us, which makes this prime time for hackers to target your unsuspecting users with the latest Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams. From evolved W2 fraud to ...
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Security Generation Gaps

People from different generations tend to approach cybersecurity differently. Organizations should tailor their security programs and phishing tests with this in mind. According to Azeem ...
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Announcing A New 8-Minute Training Module - Social Media: Staying Secure in a Connected World

As you probably know, social media is the number one place that attackers can get intel about your organization to make their "hacking of your humans" more effective. We have been hearing ...
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U.S. Government Issues Warning About Possible Iranian Cyberattacks

Christopher C. Krebs, Director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued a warning about a potential new wave of Iranian cyber-attacks targeting U.S. assets after Maj. ...
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Seven Kinds of Malware, and all Arrive by Social Engineering

Naked Security outlines seven different categories of malware and describes how each of them through social engineering techniques can affect your organization. Some or all of these ...
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Global Climate Change Phishbait

A number of phishing campaigns have been using Christmas-themed emails encouraging recipients to support climate activist Greta Thunberg, according to Paul Ducklin at Naked Security. ...
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Wawa Data Breach Class Action Filed

There was a massive data breach suffered by Wawa, a convenience store chain of more than 850 stores around the country. Wawa had recently disclosed that it had suffered a data breach that ...
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75% of European Enterprises Cite a Lack of Awareness Training a Challenge to Establish a Proper Cybersecurity Stance

The latest data from VMware and Forbes Insights shows organizations across EMEA are deficient in a number of fundamental cybersecurity needs.
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More Fake Windows 10 Updates Spell Hefty Ransoms for Victims

With Windows 7 ending support this month, organizations moving to or already on Windows 10 need to be wary of “update” phishing scams intent on installing ransomware.
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New Report Shows the Success of Business Email Compromise Come from a Calculated Attack Approach

The newest data from security vendor Barracuda provides insight into exactly how attackers execute BEC attacks and what makes them so successful.
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[Heads-up] Sextortion Crime Gang Now Uses New Tactics To Bypass Your Spam Filters

In a business environment, employees use Google Translate on a regular basis to get access to documents they need to work with, or websites that are in another language.
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Cities and Governments are the Latest Target in a New “Leakware” Attack

This new type of attack focuses on threatening to steal and publish data on the web, asking for a ransom to be paid to keep the attackers from doing so.
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Online Credential Scam Becomes a Phone Port Attack and then Turns into a Sextortion Scam

If experiencing a single cyberattack isn’t enough, this complex attack that shifted mid-stream demonstrates how attackers take advantage of victim details as an attack unfolds.
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