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5 Ways to Improve Your Security Awareness Training Program

In today’s world, it’s essential to implement security awareness training in the workplace. Without security awareness training, how would your employees know how to stay safe? A lot of ...
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[On-Demand] Addressing the Challenge of Third-Party Vendor Risk: Securing Your Supply Chain

Your customer data, intellectual property, and financials are the lifeblood of your organization. If lost or leaked, there could be significant implications to the viability of your ...
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Catphish and Honey Traps

Hundreds of Israeli soldiers had their phones compromised by malware after falling for catfishing attacks purportedly launched by Hamas, Forbes reports. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) ...
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A U.S. Natural Gas Operator Shuts Down For 2 Days After A Phishing Attack Infects It With Ransomware

Dan Goodin at Ars Technica reported something worrisome: "A US-based natural gas facility shut down operations for two days after sustaining a ransomware infection that prevented ...
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Over 500 Browser Extensions Secretly Stealing Millions of Users Private Data Yanked From Chrome Store

Unfortunately, cyber criminals never stop their innovation. Now they have come up with a novel method to both poison Google's extension ecosystem, combined with  social engineering ...
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New Convincing Verizon Smishing Scam Makes SIM Swaps A Breeze

Cybercriminals intent on using a mobile device as a second factor of authentication are now using texts and very realistic-looking mobile sites to steal details needed to perform SIM ...
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The Good Taxi Driver

A taxi driver in Roseville, California saved an elderly passenger from being scammed out of $25,000, CNN reports. Rajbir Singh, the owner of Roseville Cab, recently picked up a ...
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[World Premiere] KnowBe4's New Season 2 of Security Awareness Video Series - 'The Inside Man'

We’re excited to announce Season 2 of the award-winning KnowBe4 Original Series - ‘The Inside Man’. This network-quality video training series delivers an entertaining learning experience ...
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[Heads-up] The World Health Organization Warns of New Coronavirus Phishing Attacks. Inoculate Your Employees!

The World Health Organization (WHO) is putting out an alert about ongoing Coronavirus-themed phishing attacks that impersonate the WHO and try to steal confidential information and ...
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Texas Ranks Second in Number of Ransomware Attacks on Health Care Organizations

According to new data from Comparitech, since 2016 Texas has experienced 14 ransomware attacks impacting a total of 483,000 patients, and costing as much as nearly $20 Million in damages.
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New Ransomware Variant Disables MSP Remote Management Processes To Evade Detection

Researchers at HuntressLabs “@Huntress” uploaded a YouTube video and commentary on their Twitter account that demonstrates a new variant of Ragnar Locker /Ragnar Locker Ransomware that ...
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This Is a Map of KnowBe4's 30,000+ Customers Worldwide

Every once in a while it's just fun to use some mapping software and see the geographic picture of where your customers are. We have tens of thousands or organizations using KnowBe4 all ...
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Emotet-Based Sextortion Scams Net 10 Times More than Necurs-Based Scams

The Emotet trojan just won’t die and appears to be gaining steam as sextortion scams are netting cybercriminals a massive return in exchange for their devious efforts.
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It Only Takes One Phish: Phishing Attack Results in Network Infiltration, IT Incompetence, and $217,000 in Paid Ransom Fees

The recent attack on a Dutch university demonstrates much of what IT organizations shouldn’t do to avoid an attack.
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This is the Phone Company: Give us Your D.O.B, Your Firstborn Child...

SMS scammers are posing as Verizon Wireless and sending text messages telling recipients to click a link to validate their account security, according to Chris Hoffman at How-To Geek. ...
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Cyberattacks in 2019 Cost over $3.5 Billion in Victim Losses with Business Email Compromise Taking in Half

The FBI’s annual year-in-review breaks down how 467,000 cyber attacks succeeded in taking consumers and businesses alike for billions of dollars.
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It Only Takes One Phish: Puerto Rico Gets Scammed Out of $2.6 Million

Once again, it was the human factor and skilled phishing tactics from the bad guys that was responsible for such a material loss. And, from the sound of it, policy and procedure either ...
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Fake News and Misplaced Trust

Fighting deepfakes and fake news requires society as a whole to treat what they see with more skepticism, according to Lisa Forte, founder of Red Goat Cyber Security. On the CyberWire’s ...
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Phishing Remains the Most Frequent Attack Vector Used for Initial Access

With cybercriminals always looking for the most successful way to carry out a successful attack, phishing once again proves to be one of the most adaptable and viable attack vectors.
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