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CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 42

CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 42
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Spear phishing alert: Hong Kong Monetary Authority Invoice

Experts warn that cybercriminals are using fake Hong Kong Monetary Authority invoices to distribute a piece of malware. The emails are entitled “Invoice #3404196 – Remit File” and they ...
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CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 41

CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 41
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More Likely to Fall for a Phishing Scam If You’re a Neurotic Woman?

Softpedia published an article I have a problem with. There is so much wrong with this that I don't even know where to start. They started out with:
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Inside The Adobe Databreach Disaster

Last week Adobe announced probably the worst news ever for a tech company. Both their source code and customer lists had been stolen. EPIC FAIL!
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CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 40

CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 40
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Scam Of The Week: Affordable Health Care "Advisers"

Tomorrow, Tuesday October 1, 2013, the first stage of the new health care act kicks in. You can start shopping for policies on new insurance "marketplaces". There is going to be an ...
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Your Employees' Identity -Has- Been Stolen

There is the expression that there are two kinds of companies. The ones that know they are hacked and the ones that don't. It's safe to assume your network has already been compromised ...
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NEW Kevin Mitnick VIDEO: The Word Document Exploit

Check out a brand new 3:25 min Kevin Mitnick video where he shows live how an infected Word document allows a hacker to steal the employee's user name and password. This is just one of ...
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CyberheistNews Vol 3, 39

CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 39
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FBI: “Beta Bot” malware kills your anti-virus and steals data

This week, the FBI sent out a warning that a strain of malware known as "Beta Bot" can turn off your antivirus, stops access to the websites of antivirus vendors so that your antivirus ...
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Is Your Security Awareness Training Program Broken?

Steve Ragan over at CSO Magazine wrote:
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RAPID7 SECURING USER RISK

Rapid7 found 66% of IT professionals conduct user security awareness training to reduce the risk of successful phishing attacks.
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CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 38

CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 38
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Scam Of The Week: Ransomware Uses Child Porn Threat

Getting caught viewing child porn is a huge deal and instantly makes you an outcast in most western countries. Cybercriminals have cooked up a new way to blackmail people out of their ...
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CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 37

CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 37
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Scam Of The Week: "U.S. Starts Bombing Syria"

This one is crafty. There is a fake CNN spam being sent with a subject that reads: "The United States began bombing!" in Syria, but clicking on it will likely result in the workstation ...
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Data Breach? You WILL Be Sued...

It's almost 10 years ago that the first big data breach happened. That was data broker ChoicePoint and 160,000 consumer records were stolen. Dan Kaplan at SC Magazine had a long article ...
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What's Next for IT Debate #3 Does Infrastructure Really Matter?

You can see and hear me September 17th at 1pm, 10am PT. The subject is: "Does Infrastructure Really Matter -- What clients don't know can hurt them"
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KnowBe4 Finalist in Tampa Industry Achievement Awards

We just received word from the Tampa Bay Technology Forum that KnowBe4 has been selected as a finalist in TBTF’s 10th Annual Industry Achievement Awards in the Emerging Technology Company ...
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