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Scam Of The Week: Orlando Nightclub Phishing Attacks

Just when you think they cannot sink any lower, criminal internet scum is now exploiting the tragedy in Orlando. Unfortunately, from this spot I have been warning about these lowlifes ...
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Looks Like 8 More Cyberheists By North Koreans

Gottfried Leibbrandt, chief executive of the world’s largest interbank funds-transfer system SWIFT, has said repeatedly that the prospect of cybercrime is what keeps him awake at night. ...
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[INFOGRAPHIC] Don't Be The Victim Of A Cyberheist

We have created a new infographic for your users, as part of your ongoing security awareness program. It's a few good reminders how to stay safe online, and to keep their awareness levels ...
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Are North Koreans The Bad Guys Behind Brazen Cyberheists?

In March, we posted a story about a cyberheist where hackers tried to steal a cool 1 Billion dollars from the Bangladesh Central Bank, but a simple typo thwarted most of their attempt. ...
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Shields Up! New DMA Locker V4 Unleashes Major Ransomware Assault

DMA Locker is an excellent example of cybercrime's furious speed of innovation. Version 1 showed up in January 2016, and V2 a month later, but the implementation of the encryption ...
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Users Really Do Plug in USB Drives They Find

Been suspecting that your users are plugging in any USB stick they find, to see what is on it? Well, you are right, they actually do that. Fresh scientific research by Google, and the ...
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2016 Will Show Increase In Shareholder Cybersecurity Lawsuits

NYSE Governance Services and Infosec company Veracode recently published results of a survey over of 276 board members titled "Cybersecurity and Corporate Liability". A massive 60 percent ...
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Banks Do Not Pay You Back If You Get Hit With A Cyberheist

I was very happy to see that NPR has jumped on a story I have been trying to get out for a while. John Ydstie has a new example, where he shows the incredible hassle and disappointment ...
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Blackhat 2015 What Was Hot And Scary?

It was another great BlackHat. If you could not make it, here is a roundup of things that I thought were particularly interesting from the perspective we have here at KnowBe4. It's a ...
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OPM: 'Victim-as-a-Service' Provider

Unconscionable. I would even say callous and criminal negligence, all on the current administration's watch, of the highly confidential and very private information of the people working ...
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Websense: Malware-as-a-Service Makes Cybercrime Easier

Websense released their annual Threat Report, which is interesting if you want to know what’s really happening in the criminal cyber landscape. Here are a few highlights, with a link to ...
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CEO Fraud Social Engineering Scam On The Rise

Known variously as the “CEO fraud,” or the “business email compromise,” highly sophisticated cyber criminals try to social engineer businesses that work with foreign suppliers. This ...
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Russia tops list of nation-state cyber threats against U.S.

I have been talking about cyber war / cyber threats from Russia on this blog for about two years now, and it looks like I was on the mark. 
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How To Get The OK To Phish Your Own Employees

IT people responsible for network security talk to us all the time. Almost all of them agree that end-users are their number one headache and managing that problem continues to be a big ...
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Billion Dollar Carbanak Cyberheist

As promised, here is more data about the Carbanak cyberheist in addition to the original post  First of all, a map that shows the IP addresses of the institutions that were hit. Kaspersky ...
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Review: Movie BlackHat go see it

I've been looking forward to this one and I was not disappointed. If you like slow-burn high-tech thrillers please go see this movie in the theater because it is worth it. I give it an 8 ...
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Train Employees And Cut Cyber Risks Up To 70 Percent

It's a well-known fact that employees are the weakest link in IT security. There is good news though! New research from our friends at Wombat Security Technologies and the Aberdeen Group ...
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Size Does Not Matter For Cybercrime

Most small- and medium business owners think that they are not a target for cybercrime. Well, if you think you are safe because you are just a little fish in a big pond, think ...
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Defense In Depth: Your Answer To Social Engineering

Organizations defend their networks on each of the six levels in the green graph you see. End-user Internet Security Awareness Training  resides in the outer layer: ‘Policies, Procedures, ...
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