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Top 12 Most Common Rogue URL Tricks

It’s nearly impossible to find an Internet scam or phishing email that doesn’t involve a malicious Uniform Resource Locator (URL) link of some type. The link either directs the user to a ...
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How to Keep SOX on Track During a Pandemic

It’s been several weeks since COVID-19 entered our vocabulary and made working from home the new normal, according to Accounting Today. Professionals over the last month are adapting to ...
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Find Out How to Use Your Organization's Data to Become a Risk Management Expert

Risk management is about recognizing the right risks, assigning the right likelihood, and assessing potential damage. Yet, most risk managers are doing it wrong, driven by decades of ...
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Microsoft on COVID-19 Themed Cyberattacks

Microsoft’s Threat Protection Intelligence Team has published a report providing a detailed look into the proliferation of COVID-19-themed phishing over the past several months. The ...
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[MSP News] Manage Your KnowBe4 Accounts Faster With NEW Managed Phishing Functionality

You have been asking for a better way to manage your multiple KnowBe4 accounts, and we heard you! We've made enhancements to the KnowBe4 phishing platform and added the NEW Managed ...
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The Face of APT Actors

If I were to ask you to picture in your mind a shady criminal organisation consisting of cyber mercenaries, ones that took money from clients, asked no questions, and over the period of ...
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Researchers Uncover Six Years of Russian Attempts to Mold International Politics

Researchers uncover six-years-worth of Russian attempts to mold international politics using fake news and forged documents. Social media research group Graphika published today a ...
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Phony Data Theft, Like Phony Sextortion

Extortionists are sending phony threats to website owners informing them that their sites’ databases will be leaked unless they pay a ransom of between $1,500 and $3,000, BleepingComputer ...
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Increase in BLM Domain Names Forecasts BLM Phishing Attacks

There has been a significant increase in DNS domain names containing blacklivesmatter or George Floyd’s name and there’s a good chance some of those are owned by people with malicious ...
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BEC Isn't Back; It Never Left

Business email compromise (BEC) attacks aren’t new, but they’re growing increasingly effective, according to Zeljka Zorz at Help Net Security. Zorz cites an article from BakerHostetler, ...
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Another Bitcoin Scam, with Bogus SpaceX on the Side

Scammers took over three popular YouTube channels and used them to impersonate the official SpaceX channel to generate cryptocurrency, according to Lisa Vaas at Naked Security. The ...
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Fraudsters Are Exploiting Newborns and Recently Deceased People

Criminals are crafting detailed fake identities using data belonging to newly born and recently deceased people, according to Sanjay Gupta, Vice President, Global Head of Products and ...
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Australian Beverage Manufacturer Shutdown IT Systems After Cyberattack

A cyberattack forced Australian beverage manufacturer Lion to shut down its IT system, interrupting manufacturing and orders, the company disclosed on June 9.
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Japan CERT: 75% of BEC Email Scams Involve the Forgery of an Invoice from a Business Partner

New research from the Japan Computer Emergency Response Team provides needed insight into what tactics and methods are used as part of Business Email Compromise scams.
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Multifactor Authentication Versus Credential Stuffing?

You shouldn’t assume multi-factor authentication will protect your accounts from credential stuffing attacks, according to Gerhard Giese at Akamai. Credential stuffing is a type of ...
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Maze Ransomware “Cartel” Adds More Ransomware Gangs to its Data Leak Platform

It’s one thing if you’re up against one ransomware cybercriminal group. But what happens when they start acting like the good guys and joining forces?
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Pretexting Defined

Pretexting is a social engineering tactic in which an attacker attempts to gain information, access, or money by tricking a victim into trusting them, according to Josh Fruhlinger at CSO ...
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[HEADS UP] Recent Phishing Attack in Germany Hits Coronavirus Task Force

An ongoing phishing attack has been targeting executives of a company working to provide the German coronavirus task force with protective gear. The company is multinational and more than ...
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The Enduring Threat of Ransomware During COVID-19

Ransomware attacks continue to blight organizations of all sizes and sectors. The number of incidents involving ransomware reported to Beazley Breach Response (BBR) Services in the first ...
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[EXCLUSIVE] Indian Cyber Firm Spied on Investors and Politicians Across the Globe

A little-known Indian IT firm offered its phishing services to help clients spy on more than 10,000 email accounts over a period of seven years.
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