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We report on the latest trends in cybercrime to help you stay informed and aware of what the current threat landscape looks like.

Add Wi-Fi Proximity to Your Cyberattack Concern List

The latest attack from the Russian GRU involves both traditional spear phishing and close access attacks in an attempt to thwart an investigation of the nerve agent attack in the UK.
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Cyber Attacks Mean Double the Trouble in 2018

According to the 2018 Traveler’s Risk Index, the percentage of businesses that have been the victim of a cyberattack has doubled… and most businesses aren’t even remotely ready.
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Is Your Incident Response to Cyber Attacks Useless?

A new report from Carbon Black sheds some light on exactly what cybercriminals are doing, and why traditional incident response is unprepared at best.
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Well-Known Cybercrime Group Continues Attacks on Banks

The notorious criminal group Cobalt—aka Carnanak—impersonates vendors or partners to gain access to bank networks, with each successful attack taking in as much as €10 Million.
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Think Size Matters to Hackers? It Doesn’t

The largest of organizations aren’t the only ones being hit with cyberattacks. Everyone from the SMB on up is at risk and is actively a target.
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[INFOGRAPHIC] Cybercrime Pulls In A Million Bucks A Minute

More than a million dollars is lost every minute to cybercrime. That staggering stat comes to us by way of RiskIQ who published new research showing that despite businesses spending ...
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Cybercrime Takes Advantage of Agile Development

The bad guys have long benefited from vulnerabilities in any part of an OS or application. Now they’re going a bit deeper and looking for ways to benefit from development cycles.
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Organizations Remain Unprepared for Cyber Attack in 2018

With such an abundance of information around attack methods, vulnerabilities, and potential targets, you would think IT has a handle on cybersecurity. Accenture shows us they don’t.
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Tech Support Scammers Increase Success with Call Optimization

Like legitimate call centers, tech support divisions, and organizations with inbound calling, scammers are using call optimization to improve callback success rates in tech support scams.
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Cybercrime Carbanak Gang Leaders Arrested After Causing 1 Billion In Damage

The FBI announced Wednesday, August 1st, that an international manhunt had collared three leaders of the Carbanak gang. Also known as Fin7, Carbanak specialized in phishing business for ...
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Is Your Country One of the Best Prepared for Cyber-Attack?

A global ranking of countries exists to demonstrate which are the most committed to raising awareness for cybersecurity in preparation for cyber-attacks. How does your country rank?
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WSJ: "Russian Hackers Reach U.S. Power Utility Control Rooms"

Now here is some news that concerns me deeply. I knew it was bad, but I did not know it was this bad.
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The FBI recently published its 2017 Cybercrime Report highlighting trends and statistics

The FBI recently published its 2017 Internet Crime Report highlighting trends and statistics compiled by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (“IC3”) during 2017. The report compiles ...
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[ALERT] There Is A New Hybrid Cyber Attack On Banks And Credit Unions In The Wild

A customer just called me. He found a new strain of attack that's the next scary thing your organization may become the target of.
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Banking Still a Major Target of Cybercrime

1950’s bank robber Willie Sutton was once—erroneously—quoted as saying “I rob banks because that’s where the money is.” Sutton never said it, a reporter made up the quote. However, cyber ...
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[Heads-up] Massive Downtime Caused By Bad Guys Killing Bank's 9,500+ Systems To Hide Stealing 10 Million Dollars Via SWIFT

A cyberattack against Banco De Chile (BDC)—that country's largest financial institution—bricked a hair-raising 9,000 workstations and 500 servers. However, killing these machines was ...
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What Is The Reason Why The Ransomware Threat Is Not Going Away Any Time Soon?

It's KnowBe4's general policy to not mix business with politics or religion. However, sometimes geopolitics—which focuses on political power in relation to geographic space—is the only ...
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Britain braces for Russian cyber warfare targeting transport links, water supplies, hospitals and airports

The UK Mirror reported that Britain is braced for a wave of crippling cyber attacks in Russian retaliation for the Syrian missile strikes. Here is an excerpt: "Vital transport links, ...
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Leader of Carbanak Cybercrime Group Who Stole Over 1Billion Arrested in Spain [InfoGraphic]

March 26, 2018 -- Some good news for a change! Police in Spain have arrested an individual identified as Denis K. who is believed to be the mastermind behind the Carbanak (also known as ...
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Five things to know about Russian cyber attacks on the energy grid

Morgan Chalfant at The Hill wrote: "Trump administration officials on Thursday accused the Russian government of staging a multi-year cyberattack campaign against the energy grid and ...
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