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New Cyber Attack Trends Report Reveals That Digital Criminals Made Off With $45 Billion in 2018

Scott Ikeda at CPO Magazine posted insights about a new report on cyber attack trends which combines information from a number of high-level sources. It reveals a startling amount of ...
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[LIVE WEBINAR] Hacking Your Organization: 7 Steps Bad Guys Use to Take Total Control of Your Network

The scary fact is that human error is a contributing factor in more than 90% of breaches. With so many technical controls in place hackers are still getting through to your end ...
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UK Mid-Sized Firms Lost £30bn to CyberAttacks in 2018

Phil Muncaster at InfoSec Mag reported that "Cybersecurity incidents have cost UK mid-market firms a combined £30bn over the past year as automated attacks become the norm, according to ...
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“Lack of Security Awareness” a Major Reason Why Financial Firms Are 300 Time More Likely to Fall Prey to Cyberattacks

The bad guys always go where the money is. And financial firms are grossly ill-prepared for cyberattacks and suffer higher costs in addressing successful attacks. Boston Consulting Group ...
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One more reason to keep your money stuffed under your mattress?

By Eric Howes,  KnowBe4 Principal Lab Researcher.  Every so often someone flags an email with our Phish Alert Button that isn't a phishing email but is still very interesting. In this ...
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ATM Card Number Scammer Sentenced to 32 Months in Prison

The story of one text-based scam shows how easy it is for literally anyone to become a cybercriminal. It also shows how the amateurs should leave it to the professionals.
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[Heads-up] The U.S. Launched A Cyber Attack On Iran, And We're Expecting Spear Phishing Strike Backs

The tension in the Middle-East apparently prompted a game-changing move by the U.S. President.  Washington Post sources say exactly 10 years after Stuxnet, the President approved a ...
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FBI Alert: Last Week Conflict With Iran Can Cause Spear Phishing Retaliation

This blog post has been superseded by a more recent one.  You can find this new post here.
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Why Do Organizations Still Under-report Cybercrime?

It’s estimated that organizations aren’t engaging with Law Enforcement when becoming a victim of a cybercrime in large numbers. We cover 5 reasons why organizations don’t.
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Massive Cyberheist Bankrupts Medical Debt Collector

AMCA, a medical billing collections agency that was hacked last year in an incident believed to impact millions of medical patients is now seeking a federal bankruptcy court’s protection ...
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Europol Reminder on Ticket Fraud

Offers that sound too good to be true probably are. It’s an old saw, but one that’s worth revisiting. The too-good-to-be-true offers are most likely fraudulent, according to an alert ...
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'BlueKeep' Microsoft Windows Flaw Warning from NSA, Video for How To Patch

Microsoft recently released a fix for for a critical Remote Code Execution vulnerability, CVE-2019-0708, in Remote Desktop Services - that affects older versions of Microsoft ...
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Global GozNym Takedown Shows The Anatomy Of A Modern Cybercrime Supply Chain

By Javvad Malik, our new Security Awareness Advocate for EMEA. A multi-national collaborative law enforcement effort has arrested individuals allegedly behind Nymaim and Gozi, also known ...
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Executives are Out and Employees are In as Cybercriminals Change Their Primary Targets for Cyberattack

Phishing and Social Engineering scammers are shifting tactics, focusing efforts on low-level employees using a variety of methods as a means to cast a wider net within a targeted ...
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A Mystery Agent Is Doxing Iran's Hackers And Dumping Their Code

Alyssa Foote at WIRED wrote: "NEARLY THREE YEARS after the mysterious group called the Shadow Brokers began disemboweling the NSA's hackers and leaking their hacking tools onto the open ...
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Phishing Attack Spoofs Email Security Firm

Ray Shultz at MediaPost's EmailINSIDER wrote about a nasty new way that the bad guys are trying to establish trust: spoofing the return path and received email headers of Barracuda in an ...
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Organizations Face a 63% Likelihood of Being the Victim of Successful Cyberattack in Next 12 Months

The latest data from 1,200 IT organizations shows organizations seeing attacks as inevitable and, for some industries, successful compromise as even more a given.
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Tallahassee Loses Half a Million From Cyberattack

Hackers stole approximately $498,000 from the city of Tallahassee, Florida, by diverting city employees’ paychecks, according to USA Today. The attackers hacked a third-party vendor that ...
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Cybercrime market selling full digital fingerprints of over 60,000 users

  ZDNet reported something surprising. A new dark web market called Genesis is selling users' personal data, complete with digital fingerprints, such as account credentials, cookies, ...
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The Total Risk Value of Cybercrime Has Risen to $5.2 Trillion Over the Next Five Years

According to new data from Accenture, the average company sees 145 security breaches annually, with the cost of experiencing any kind of cyberattack rising.
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