A COVID-19 Phishing Caper

A new phishing campaign is exploiting the ongoing uncertainty about company policies related to COVID-19, according to Roger Kay at INKY. The campaign uses emails that purport to come ...
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UK IT Decision Makers Fear Their Remote Workers Put Company Data at Risk for Data Breach

According to an annual survey from Apricorn, UK IT decision makers are fearing the worst as their staff continues to work in a remote environment.
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell Cites Cyberthreats as Current “Biggest Concern” to Financial Institutions

Fears of a resurgence of COVID-19 and increased cyberattacks are mentioned as top risks that can materially impact the finance sector and the economy, by Jerome Powell in a recent ...
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Security Culture Influenced by the Global Effects of COVID-19

In the Industry Benchmark section of the 2021 Security Culture Report, we describe the security culture scores of each industry sector in detail. This section of the report can be used to ...
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The Digital Workplace is a Cybersecurity Disaster!

New data reviewing how the 2020 shift to a remote workforce impacted organizational security shows all too well that since the pandemic onset, cybersecurity has become critically worse.
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[Security Culture Report 2021] A Global Security Culture Perspective During a Pandemic

The 2021 KnowBe4 Security Culture Report is the largest study of its kind, measuring organizations' security cultures and surveying more than 320,000 employees across 1,872 ...
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A Can of Phishbait: from Surveys to Rule Changes to Your Boss's Boss

Employees need to continue being wary of phishing scams as they begin to return to the office, according to Roger Kay at INKY. Kay describes several phishing templates that INKY has ...
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Why Should You Be Using DMARC? 3 Billion Spoofed Emails are Being Sent Everyday

In a recent report from TechRadar, email is still the most popular form of malware distribution. Billions of emails that are spoofed are being sent everyday.
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Another Tax Season, Another Opportunity for Scams

It’s the start of tax season. This is the time of year when we collect our receipts and tax forms and hope for a nice big refund from the U.S. government. Unfortunately, cybercriminals ...
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Give Me £1,000 to Stop Calling You

Some scammers are taking a more direct approach to asking for money, according to BBC reporter Jane Wakefield. Wakefield received a call from a scammer who claimed to work for Microsoft, ...
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Beware: Lots of COVID-19 Vaccine-Related Attacks Are Active and Looking for Their Next Victim

From spear phishing attacks, to malicious domains, to credential-hunting – as I predicted, COVID vaccines are the hot attack theme right now from just about every angle.
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More NHS-Themed COVID-19 Vaccine Phishing

A phishing campaign spoofing the UK’s National Health Service has surged its output, Infosecurity Magazine reports. Researchers at Mimecast warn that the attackers behind the campaign are ...
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U.K. Phishing Attack Targets Those Seeking the COVID-19 Vaccine

This latest phishing scam impersonates the UK’s National Health Service, telling recipients that are eligible for the vaccine in order to collect valuable banking and credit card details.
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[HEADS UP] NHS Issues Warning as UK COVID-19 Vaccine Scams Are Still Running Rampant

The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK recently sent a warning that cybercriminals are using social engineering tactics to target people wanting a COVID-19 vaccine email that is ...
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A UK Case Study: Recognizing COVID-19 Phishing

A phishing campaign is using convincingly spoofed offers for COVID-19 vaccination sign-ups, according to Tom Allen at Computing. As vaccines are now being distributed around the world, ...
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CISA's New Anti-Ransomware Campaign

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is launching a campaign to raise awareness of the ways organizations can defend themselves against ransomware attacks.
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Healthcare Sees Double the Increase in the Amount of Ransomware Attacks Since November

With an average of 626 ransomware attacks weekly on healthcare organizations, it’s evident that the bad guys are stepping up their tactics and focus where they believe the money to be.
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Email Scammers Impersonate U.S. Government Agencies Offering Pandemic Financial Assistance

Taking advantage of people in their time of need, these bottom feeders of the cybercriminal world promise assistance and, instead, collect personal details to make a buck.
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Beware of Puppy Scams

Researchers at Anomali have discovered eighteen scam websites offering pets for sale. Most of the websites purport to be selling dogs, although some offer cats and birds as well. The ...
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BEC Attacks Nearly Doubled in 2020

A new report from Barracuda Networks found that business email compromise (BEC) attacks have nearly doubled over the past year. These attacks made up 12% of all spear phishing attacks in ...
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