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Protecting Your Digital Footprint: The Dangers of Sharing Too Much on Social Media

For most folks, social media has become integral to their daily lives in today's hyperconnected world. They use platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share their thoughts, ...
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Analysis Shows 2023 to be “Worst Year for Phishing on Record”

Newly-released data highlights our worst fears about the prevalence of phishing, and some glimmer of hope that the good guys may be winning the fight.
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Is RogerLovesTaco$24 a Strong Password?

Is "RogerLovesTaco$24" a strong password? No! Everyone has a ton of passwords. They should be strong and unique for every site and service you use. Everyone knows this.
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Navigating the Masquerade: Recognizing and Combating Impersonation Attacks

With all great power, there comes an equal potential for misuse. Among the sophisticated arsenal of threat actors, impersonation attacks have surged to the forefront, which questions our ...
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[CASE STUDY] Healthcare Organization Hardens Employee Defenses Against Insidious Callback Phishing Attacks

A major U.S. healthcare provider significantly reduced their employees' susceptibility to callback phishing attacks after using KnowBe4's callback phishing simulation and training ...
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North Korean Threat Actors Target Software Developers With Phony Job Interviews

Suspected North Korean threat actors are attempting to trick software developers into downloading malware during phony job interviews, according to researchers at Securonix.
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Phishing Failures: How Not to Phish Your Users

This blog was co-written by Javvad Malik and Erich Kron. Let’s dive into the cautionary world of phishing simulations gone wrong. You know, those attempts to train users not to fall for ...
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FBI Warns of Verification Scams Targeting Dating Site Users

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued an advisory warning of a scam campaign targeting users of online dating platforms. The scammers are attempting to trick users into ...
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How New College Graduates Can Avoid Increasingly Personalized Job Scams

For many fresh out of college, the drive to land that first professional role is a top priority. Yet, new graduates can be exposed to sophisticated scams that can jeopardize not just ...
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Targeted Smishing Attacks by Threat Group “The Com” On The Rise

Cyber activity by the group "The Com," which leverages (SIM) swapping, cryptocurrency theft, swatting, and corporate intrusions, is increasing.
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The Art of Huh?

One of the best things you can teach yourself, your family, and your organization is how to recognize the common signs of phishing and how to mitigate and appropriately report it.
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Phishing Campaigns Spoof the U.S. Postal Service

Researchers at Akamai have found that phishing sites impersonating the U.S. Postal Service get as much traffic as the real USPS website.
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Your KnowBe4 Compliance Plus Fresh Content Updates from April 2024

Check out the April updates in Compliance Plus so you can stay on top of featured compliance training content.
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How an Athletic Director Exploited AI to Frame a Principal with Fabricated Racist Comments

In an unsettling turn of events, a high school athletic director in Maryland is accused of using artificial intelligence (AI) in a morally horrible manner.
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US Justice Department Accuses Iranian Nationals of Launching Spear Phishing Attacks

The US Department of Justice has indicted four Iranian nationals for allegedly launching spear phishing attacks against the US government and defense contractors. In one instance, the ...
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Next Week is World Password Day!

May 2nd is World Password Day. Despite the computer industry telling us for decades that our passwords will soon be gone, we now have more than ever!
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Your KnowBe4 Fresh Content Updates from April 2024

Check out the 33 new pieces of training content added in April, alongside the always fresh content update highlights, events and new features.
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New Report Finds That 27% of Small Businesses Would Be Put Out of Business By A Cyber Attack

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the pressure is mounting on small and medium businesses (SMBs), as they must get their cyber preparedness correct or the next cyber attacks ...
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AI-Assisted Phishing Attacks Are on the Rise

Threat actors are increasingly using generative AI tools to improve their phishing campaigns, according to a new report from Zscaler.
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