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Ransomware Extortion Attacks Continue to Rise in Frequency as Ransom Payments Decrease by 40%

Ransomware is having a very odd second quarter of the year as new variants enter the game governments finally take notice and insurers tighten their underwriting requirements.
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Phishing Attacks Target IT Professionals More Than Any Other Organizational Role

New data from security vendor Ivanti suggests that cybercriminals are focusing in on those in IT roles as targets of phishing attacks, with many admitting to falling victim for these ...
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How Social Engineers Use Social Media

People need to be aware of how their social media posts can be used against them, according to Darren Millar, senior vice president of operations at PiiQ Media. In an article for ...
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[HEADS UP] Microsoft Warns of Sneaky Phishing Campaign

Microsoft's Security Intelligence team recently sent an alert to Office 365 users and admins to watch out for a suspicious phishing email that uses spoofed sender addresses.
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New Phishing Campaign Uses Blackmail to Lure Victims

Bitdefender has observed a phishing campaign that tries to blackmail users into sending money by claiming their computer has been hacked. The emails contain real passwords that have been ...
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Visit KnowBe4 at Black Hat USA 2021 - Virtual & In Person Event

Are you attending  Black Hat USA 2021  (either in person or virtually) ? Be sure to stop by the   KnowBe4 booth   August 4th - 5th  to find out how to secure your last line of defense: ...
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Two of the Most Common and Successful Ransomware Attack Methods are Exposed

Researchers at Coveware recently analyzed ransomware attacks during Q2 of this year and noticed a similar trend in ransomware attack methods by cybercriminals.
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Ransomware Attacks This Year Are Already Higher Than 2020

According to the 2021 Cyber Threat Report by SonicWall, 304.7 million ransomware attacks occured in the first half of 2021, already surpassing the total number of ransomware attacks for ...
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Happy 22nd Annual SysAdmin Day from KnowBe4!

It’s the 22nd annual SysAdmin Day, a day when we celebrate all of the incredible System Administrators! While your job may not be easy (and sometimes not glamorous), your work on the ...
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Scammers Use Milanote App to Host Phishing Content and Avoid Detection by Secure Email Gateways

The “Evernote for creatives” collaborative platform is being used to legitimately host malicious links that point victims to phishing links, bypassing detection mechanisms.
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The World’s Most Impersonated Brand in Phishing Attacks Is… (and it’s NOT Microsoft!)

Despite so much news surrounding phishing attacks pretending to be from Microsoft’s Office 365 platform, a new report from Vade Secure provides a global perspective to impersonation.
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Over 700 Ransomware Victim Organizations are Named on Data Leak Sites in Q2

This massive increase in the number of victim organizations being named demonstrates the harsh reality of how far ransomware threat actors will actually go if ransoms aren’t paid.
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Image Inversion as a Phishing Technique

Researchers at WMC Global have found that a phishing kit is using images with inverted colors to avoid detection.
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Cybercriminals Are Growing More Organized

The cybercriminal underground is becoming increasingly organized, according to researchers at HP. The criminal underground functions like a regular economy, with people selling goods and ...
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Warning: A New Ransomware Cartel Has Formed Sharing Techniques, Code, and Infrastructure

In a new twist, security researchers at Analyst1 have identified four Russian ransomware gangs that actively work together to coordinate attacks, data leaks, and more.
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U.K. Employees Pose a Major Cybersecurity Risk to Business as They Return to the Office

After well over a year of getting used to working from home, as U.K. employees look to head back into the office, new data shows they don’t see themselves as a cyber risk (which makes ...
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77% of Organizations Are Unable to Access Systems or Networks Post-Ransomware Attack

The fallout after a ransomware attack is more devastating than previously thought. New data spells out what you should really expect after being hit with ransomware.
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Phishing Attacks Surged in Q2 2021

Phishing activity increased dramatically in the second quarter of 2021, according to a recent report by Vade. The company observed 4.2 billion phishing emails in June alone.
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Milanote Exploited to Host Phishing Content

Researchers at Avanan warn that attackers are exploiting the collaboration and note-taking app Milanote to host phishing links.
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