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Social Distancing Elevates Both Personal and Organizational Risk

With many countries participating in social distancing and “shelter in place” directives, remote workers are subjecting themselves and their employer to a number of risks. Find out why.
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Bad News from the (Fake) CDC: You've Got Malware

Malicious actors continue to probe organizations' security and defenses with malicious emails explicitly crafted to create and exploit sense of panic in the wake of the COVID-19. Over the ...
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They're Here! COVID-19 Stimulus Check Phishes Finally Arrive

Last week the FBI warned Americans to be on the look-out for malicious emails attempting to bamboozle users with news surrounding economic fiscal stimulus checks that were to be delivered ...
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The Best Computer Security Solvers Look Beyond the Problem

Who doesn’t love a good computer security “cowboy”? That’s a man or a woman who is a recognized authority in their field of expertise, who groks their subject, who is truly a subject ...
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New Potential Phishing Scam Begins with A Phone Call

A recent suspicious phone call was brought to our attention. It looks to be the beginning of a phishing campaign and demonstrates the lengths cybercriminals will go to in order to ensure ...
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70% to 90% of All Malicious Breaches are Due to Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks

If you’ve heard me speak the last two years, read any of my articles, or watched any of my webinars, you’ve probably heard me say, “Seventy to ninety percent of all malicious breaches are ...
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The Dilemma: Should you phish test during the COVID-19 pandemic?

By Perry Carpenter,  KnowBe4 Chief Evangelist and Strategy Officer. There’s no question, these are challenging times. Employees and organizations around the world are doing their best to ...
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An Uber Phish

London's Transport for London (TfL) is the entity that manages public transportation and public carriage licenses. In November 2019, TfL stated it would not renew Uber’s Private Hire ...
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Trends in Phishing, as Seen From a Mountain View

Researchers from Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) released details on recent state-sponsored phishing campaigns from around the world. The researchers said that Google’s phishing ...
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Scammers Hijacking Twitter Accounts To Sell Face Masks

Scammers cashing in on the Coronavirus crisis are now hijacking Twitter accounts to heavily promote a web site purporting to sell face masks, respirators, digital thermometers, and toilet ...
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The Creation & Development of a COVID-19 Phish

As we documented in a recent blog piece, malicious actors are aggressively exploiting the COVID-19 crisis by re-purposing and overhauling phishing emails they were running before the ...
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[HEADS UP] Cybercriminals Attempt to Exploit Stimulus Package for COVID-19

In several recent blog posts we've showed you the myriad ways in which malicious actors have aggressively -- even ruthlessly -- deployed social engineering tactics to leverage the ...
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FBI Warns of Stimulus Check Scams

The FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) issued an alert warning of coronavirus-related phishing attacks, particularly surrounding economic stimulus checks. The news that the US ...
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New KnowBe4 Benchmarking Report Finds 37.9% of Untrained End Users Will Fail a Phishing Test

The 2020 Phishing By Industry Benchmarking Report compiles results from the third annual study by KnowBe4 and reveals at-risk users across 19 industries that are susceptible to phishing ...
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Beware! The FCC Releases Audio Samples of Coronavirus Phone Scams

Scammers sink to a new low with these phone scams preying on the fears of U.S. citizens offering hopes of better protecting themselves from the Coronavirus.
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Sitting Ducks: When Employees Work from Home

As the COVID-19 health crisis rages on and millions of workers and students move to working from home (WFH) and online distance education, no one should make the error of thinking that ...
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Ransomware Incidents Increase 131 Percent with the SMB Being the Primary Target

The recent release of new data from U.K. cyberinsurer Beazley’s brings to light what kinds of attacks their customers are experiencing and who’s at risk.
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Sextortion Scam Combines Lust and Envy

A sleazy phishing campaign is trying to tempt people into opening an attachment that supposedly contains nude pictures of a friend’s girlfriend, BleepingComputer reports. The attackers ...
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Brand Impersonation Phishing Attacks Grow While Organizations Fail to Protect Their Brand Using DMARC

New data from Security vendor Agari shows how identity deception techniques are being used to fool recipient victims as organizations lack the needed safeguards to ensure emails are ...
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