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Scammers Phishing for financial credentials on Twitter

Steve Ragan at CSO wrote: "Scammers are using Twitter as a vehicle to target people looking for customer support or asking general questions. They interject themselves into legitimate discussions, offering friendly chatter and a link that directs the target to a Phishing page designed to harvest credentials.

Cybersecurity IQ: Americans Have Trouble Recognizing Phishing Attacks

A new Pew Research Center survey titled "What the Public Knows about Cybersecurity." tallied responses from 1,055 adults last year about their understanding of concepts important to online safety and privacy. The results are troublesome.

Hacking Compromised Brazilian Bank Top To Bottom

Now here is an IT hacking horror story for you! Kaspersky's blog tells the tale of a bank in Brasil who lost their full online presense and had all of its 36 domains, corporate email and DNS seized by a criminal hacker group who then used the websites to drop malware on the unsuspecting bank customers. Ouch.

Can Your Domain Be Spoofed? Find Out For A Chance To WIN!

Can You Be Spoofed? Find Out For A Chance To WIN! 
Did you know that one of the first things hackers try is to see if they can spoof the email address of someone in your own domain? Now they can launch a "CEO fraud" spear phishing attack on your organization.
KnowBe4 can help you find out if this is the case with our free Domain Spoof Test and enter you to win an awesome Stormtrooper Helmet Prop Replica at the same time. 

Which phishing emails fooled the most people? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Kevin Mitnick, our Chief Hacking Officer forwarded this great poster to me he found on Twitter today: "Which phishing emails fooled the most people?"   Share it with your users!

KnowBe4 Is TampaBay's No.1 Midsize Best Place To Work 2017

I did not get much sleep last night. Too excited. Donna Winchester, Times Correspondent sent me an email yesterday that today at 5am the story would go live. 

What story?Where KnowBe4 would wind up in this year's Best Place To Work midsize workplace in TampaBay. We made it No.1 in last year's small business section but we were far from sure if we could make it a repeat performance.

What we did know is we would be in good company and congratulations to everyone on the list, Tampa Bay is a great place to live, work and play!

KnowBe4 Gets Top Award At InfoSecWorld Conference

Drum roll!!!

We were given some great news last night and informed that we were honored with a top award from Black Book at the InfoSecWorld Conference in Orlando, FL. One of the nice things about this award is it was unsolicited by us.

KnowBe4 Reports Record Q1 2017 Performance

Friday March 31, 2017 was the best day of my professional career. A "million-dollar day", highest-ever month and highest-ever quarter. A massive thank you to all our existing and new customers!

Here is a bit of the celebration with 240 KnowBe4 employees, (Note - this is a temporary page that will disappear soon):

Here is some of the official announcement: "The company today announced record results for its Q1 2017, increasing overall year-over-year sales growth of 261 percent. This marks the 16th-straight quarter of growth, driven by a continually increasing demand for its new-school approach to security awareness training because of its effective approach. Recent notable company milestones include:

New Cerber Ransomware Starts Evading Machine Learning

A new version of the Cerber ransomware family has adopted new techniques to make itself harder to detect by endpoint security software that uses machine learning for detection.  It is now using a new loader designed to hollow out a normal process where the code of Cerber is run instead.

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