Many US States Requiring Training on COVID-19 Before Return to Work

Many states across the US are now mandating that organizations provide training to your employees before they can return to work. Definitely check your local state guidelines but KnowBe4 ...
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Explosion of Zoom Meeting Phishing Attacks Over Spring and Summer of 2020 and Targeting Office365 and Outlook Credentials

Researchers at INKY have observed an “explosion” of Zoom-themed phishing attacks over the Spring and Summer of 2020. Most of the attacks are aimed at stealing credentials to services like ...
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Hacked High-Profile Twitter Accounts Are Used to Promote a Cryptocurrency Scam

Using the theme of partnering with a made up COVID-19 non-profit, the latest hack on twitter allowed some pretty prominent accounts to be used as pawns in a scam that netted $120K.
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New U.K. Phishing Scam uses a £400 Tax Cut as Bait

Pretending to be the U.K. Governments’ Digital Service Team, this latest COVID-related phishing attack seeks to con victims out of their credit card details.
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July Fresh Content Updates from KnowBe4: Including New Recommended Training Suggestions in the ModStore

Here are a few important fresh content and feature updates to share with you for the month of July.
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[HEADS UP] Coronavirus Scams in the U.K. You Should be Wary Of

According to a recent report from BBC News, the bad guys are using the coronavirus pandemic to use social engineering to trick people out of their cash.
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Don't Overlook Policy When Designing Security

There’s no single defense against phishing and other social engineering attacks, according to Kevin O’Brien, CEO and co-founder of email security company GreatHorn. On the CyberWire’s ...
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Testing 1… 2… 3…

Let’s face it, very few organizations thought they’d still be in workforce limbo as we near the six-month mark of the pandemic. This situation has stretched many organizations to adopt ...
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6000% Increase in Phishing Attacks Leveraging COVID-19, Healthcare Industry Often The Target

On July 3rd just before the holiday weekend, Mount Auburn Hospital's IT team identified suspicious activity. Alarmed, they quickly took steps to disconnect the Cambridge hospital's ...
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Vishing Attacks Yield Phone Fraud Take of Over $100 Million

While not a new tactic, vishing presents cybercriminals with an attack method that’s perfectly aligned with the pandemic shifts to remote workforces.
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COVID-19 Related Phishing Scams Target Passport Details

The Coronavirus phishing scams have only gotten more aggressive and targeted now than ever before, InfoSecurity Magazine reports. Now researchers at Griffin Law are tracking self-employed ...
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Phishing Attacks Significantly Increase in Singapore During COVID-19 Pandemic

The number of phishing attacks in Singapore to give up personal information has almost tripled in the last year and doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Cybersecurity ...
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Work From Home in America Sets Major Target for Russian Hackers

A Russian ransomware group named "Evil Corp" who was indicted by the Justice Department in December is now targeting employees working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic and ...
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20% of Organizations Provided No Cybersecurity Guidance to Users Making the Shift to Working from Home

At a time when cyber risk is at its highest levels, new data shows how little organizations have done to ensure employees are prepared for cyber attack while working from home.
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New Ransomware Strain CryCryptor Targets Canada on COVID-19 Tracing App

There is a new ransomware strain that has been targeting specifically Android users in Canada, ESET reports. CryCryptor has distributed on two websites disguised as an official COVID-19 ...
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How to Keep SOX on Track During a Pandemic

It’s been several weeks since COVID-19 entered our vocabulary and made working from home the new normal, according to Accounting Today. Professionals over the last month are adapting to ...
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Microsoft on COVID-19 Themed Cyberattacks

Microsoft’s Threat Protection Intelligence Team has published a report providing a detailed look into the proliferation of COVID-19-themed phishing over the past several months. The ...
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Increase in BLM Domain Names Forecasts BLM Phishing Attacks

There has been a significant increase in DNS domain names containing blacklivesmatter or George Floyd’s name and there’s a good chance some of those are owned by people with malicious ...
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The Enduring Threat of Ransomware During COVID-19

Ransomware attacks continue to blight organizations of all sizes and sectors. The number of incidents involving ransomware reported to Beazley Breach Response (BBR) Services in the first ...
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Security Awareness is the Biggest Security Challenge for Remote Workforces

As the dust from enabling employees to work remotely has settles, new data from security vendor PulseSecure highlights where remote security has been – and still is – a challenge.
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