Number of Phishing Websites Double and Unique Phishing Campaigns Triple in Q3

New data shows the bad guys have been working diligently to step up their game on both the front and back end of phishing attacks, despite still being mid-pandemic.
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Phishing Attacks in the U.K. Rise by 73% During Pandemic Months as Vishing and Smishing Attacks Also Increase

Cybercriminals have taken full advantage of COVID-19 by launching themed phishing attacks in previously unseen numbers targeting both individuals and businesses.
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Remote Workers Continue to Put Organizations Critically at Risk of Cyberattack

The Insecurity of the remote worker, their devices, personal networks, and bad cybersecurity habits create a massive threat surface for cybercriminals to easily take advantage of.
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One-Third of Employees Say Their Company Has No Cybersecurity Measures in Place While Working from Home

At a time when organizations should be implementing additional security measure to ensure the logical perimeter of their network is protected, new research shows companies aren’t prepared.
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Phishing Attacks Rose by 220% At Pandemic Peak Amid Global COVID-Related Fears

At a time when the last thing we need is more phishing attacks, new data shows that cybercriminals have been stepping up their game, taking full advantage of the pandemic.
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Organizational Security Posture Effectiveness Declines by 38% Due to COVID

Remote workforces, insecure devices, a lack of multi-factor authentication, and a lack of user education all add up to a security nightmare for the average organization today.
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[HEADS UP] Fraudsters are Exploiting High Demand Air Freight

Scammers are exploiting the high demand for air freight brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Loadstar reports. Charter veteran Steve Manser told the publication that fraudsters are ...
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[HEADS UP] Ransomware Attacks Skyrocket During COVID-19

2020 has been no match for organizations worldwide, including the significant increase of ransomware attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic. As organizations continue to work in a remote ...
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[HEADS UP] Cybercriminals Launch Phishing Campaign to Capitalize on President's Health

As we predicted just a few days ago, malicious actors are now exploiting the media firestorm surrounding President Donald Trump's diagnosis late last week with COVID-19.
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60% of the US Workforce Will Be Working Remotely by 2024 (and That’s a Problem)

The latest data from analyst firm IDC shows massive growth in the remote workforce in the coming years – something that puts organizations at greater risk for a cyberattack.
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KnowBe4 Receives a 2020 Tech Cares Award

Sticking to our values continues to pay off, as we have recently received a Tech Cares award from TrustRadius. This is a brand-new award crafted to celebrate organizations that have ...
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Contact Tracing: Real and Bogus

Scammers are posing as COVID-19 contact tracers and attempting to trick people into handing over their payment information, NPR reports. The scammers are using phone calls, texts, and ...
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The U.K. is Under Massive Cyberattack and They Are Nowhere Near Prepared

New insights into the cybersecurity readiness of U.K. organizations shows cyberattacks are plentiful and costly, and there aren’t enough cybersecurity pros to help.
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One-Fifth of Organizations Have Experienced a Security Breach Due to Their Remote Workforce

Having a remote workforce has been keeping organizations running, but new data puts a spotlight on the realities of what preparations were taken and whether organizations are truly secure.
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Credential Stuffing Attacks Shut Down Canada's Revenues Service

The Canada Revenue Agency is investigating two online hacking incidents affecting the personal information of thousands of Canadians, according to CBC News.
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U.K. Firms Have Dismissed Employees for Breaching Cybersecurity Policy Since COVID-19 Pandemic

Almost two-fifths of business decision-makers have fired employees because of a cybersecurity policy breach since the pandemic began, a survey has found.
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43,000+ NHS Staff Hit With Phishing Emails Since March

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request revealed that over 43,000 National Health Service (NHS) staff have had phishing emails slip through the cracks and into their inboxes in the past ...
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COVID-Themed Phishing Scams Are on Their Way Out While Some Scammers Use a Vaccine as a Last-Ditch Effort

The latest data on COVID-related phishing scams from security researchers at CheckPoint comes with some good news and insightful trends that may help keep you secure.
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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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