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KnowBe4 Customers By Industry 2013

We took a look at our customers in December 2013, and saw some interesting numbers when we broke them out by industry. Over 400 organizations, Banking and Finance together are 35% of the ...
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Ponemon: Phishing part of 50% of APT's

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CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 49

CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 49
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Social Engineering Causes Seattle Hospital 90K Databreach

Personal Health Information of 90,000 patients was accesssed by hackers because an employee opened an infected email attachment early October this year. When will they learn that ...
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The Antivirus Industry’s Dirty Little Secret

[Updated 5/1/2016]. The Antivirus industry has a dirty little secret that they really don’t want anyone to know. Despite the claims of their marketing departments, their products are not ...
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CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 48

CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 48
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Your AntiVirus Does Not See NSA's Botnet

The revelations are getting wilder by the week. The NSA has its own botnet, they infected more than 50,000 computer networks worldwide with malicious software designed to steal sensitive ...
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Why you shouldn’t connect to just any free Wi-Fi

Our friends at MalwareBytes put up a great blog post that explains in detail why you should not just connect to any free Wi-Fi. The risk is that you will connect to a hostile Wi-Fi access ...
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CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 47

CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 47
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Edward Snowden Used Social Engineering To Hack NSA

Ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden used user names and passwords that colleagues at a spy base in Hawaii gave him to access some of the classified material he exfiltrated. Around 20-25 ...
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CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 46

CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 46
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CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 45

CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 45
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CyberheistNews Vol 3, 44

CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 44
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A Serious Legal Liability: Bad or No Security Awareness Training

Please read this article and then forward it to the head of your legal department or the person in your organization who is responsible for compliance. Recently, the Department of Health ...
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Even the tech-savvy get their accounts hacked...

By Steve Ragan , Staff Writer at CSO wrote: "October 22, 2013 — The millennial generation, those of us who were born and raised alongside the Internet, should be wise enough to avoid ...
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CyberheistNews Vol 3, 43

CyberheistNews Vol 3, # 43
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Half Of Federal Security Breaches Caused By Employees

This week, MeriTalk, a public-private partnership focused on improving the outcomes of government IT, announced the results of a new report. The study compares what cyber security ...
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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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