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Every week we report on the top scams making headlines in the cybersecurity world. Share with your users so they stay up to date on what to watch out for!

[SCAM OF THE WEEK] Sean Connery's Final Wish is Revealed

After the sad passing of famous actor Sir Sean Connery, Yahoo News released an article that revealed his final wish after he passed away peacefully with his family at his side.
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[Heads-up] Scam Of The Week: Coronavirus Phishing Attacks In The Wild

Yup, you can count on it, when there is a worldwide health scare, the bad guys are on it like flies on $#!+. We are seeing a new malicious phishing campaign that is based on the fear of ...
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Scam Of The Week: "Kobe Bryant Dead, Dies in Helicopter Crash"

Today, news broke that Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash. His daughter Gigi was also on board and died in the crash. This is a celebrity death that the bad  guys are going to be ...
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Scam Of The Week: Exit Windows 7, Enter Scams

Microsoft ended support for the Windows 7 operating system on January 14th, and scammers are taking advantage of the long-anticipated news to launch tech support scams, according to the ...
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[Scam Of The Week] Don't Fall For This Tricky: “Start your 2020 with a gift from us”

Paul Ducklin at Naked Security warned us about a scam that just surfaced and promises a gift by courier from overseas where the other person hasn’t told you what they’re sending – the ...
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Black Friday Cyberattacks Just Soared 275%: Alert Your Users

Black Friday deals are everywhere. Some of the deals just seem too good to be true . In a brand new report , threat researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point warn that the increasing ...
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[Scam Of The Week]: Black Friday & Cyber Monday Top 10 Fraud Alert Tips

We have been warning against these types of scams for years and the bad guys are at it again. Black Friday attracts crowds, crowds attract scammers, and that means you need to take extra ...
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[Heads-Up] Scam Of The Week: Thousands Of Hacked Disney+ Accounts Are Already For Sale On Criminal Sites

Apart from me, guess who has been anticipating the Disney+ channel?
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Scam Of The Week: Bogus Performance Review as Phishbait

New phishing attacks are imitating performance appraisals in order to steal employees’ credentials, according to IBM SecurityIntelligence. The attackers are posing as HR employees and ...
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Scam Of The Week: Equifax Settlement Phishing

Well, that did not take long! The Equifax Data Breach resulted in a settlement and those affected have a choice between free credit monitoring or a $125 payment.
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[Scam of The Week] New 'US State Police' Phishing Extortion Scam Includes Contact Numbers

Our friend Larry Abrams at Bleeping computer warned: "A new extortion scam is underway that pretends to be from a US State Police detective who is willing to delete child porn evidence if ...
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Scam Of The Week: Microsoft OneNote Audio Note Phishing Emails

Phishing scammers are coming up with more innovative methods to convince their targets to provide login credentials. Such is the case with a new OneNote Audio Note phishing campaign that ...
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Scam Of The Week: "When Users Add Their Names to a Wall of Shame"

Eric Howes, KnowBe4 Principal Lab Researcher, found out about another insidious bad guy trick: "If you work in IT there has undoubtedly come a dark moment when you wondered to yourself ...
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Scam Of The Week: Black Friday & Cyber Monday Alert

We have been warning against these types of scams for years and the bad guys are at it again. The team at RiskIQ summarized it pretty well this time:
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Scam Of The Week: Cryptocurrency On Twitter

The recent rash of cryptocurrency scams on Twitter show organizations that social media is there to share posts and can’t protect platform users.
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Scam Of The Week: Sextortion With A RATty Twist

Sextortion is a form of blackmail where the extortionist claims to have photos or video of the victim watching adult entertainment on their computer. The criminal threatens to send the ...
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SCAM OF THE WEEK: "The Boss Needs iTunes Gift Cards For Customers... NOW"

If you ever wondered if those iTunes gift card phishes really work, see the below email exchange.
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Scam Of The Week: SharePoint Phishing Attack On Office 365 Users

The attack dubbed “PhishPoint” by Cloud Security vendor Avanan demonstrates the craftiness and extent cybercriminals will go to in order to harvest Office 365 credentials.
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Fake Hotel Website Scams Target Travelers and Hotels

Cybercriminals will take advantage of any situation that separates people from their money. And what better way than to purport to be a reputable hotel and take reservations?
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Scam Of The Week: *Another* New CEO Fraud Phishing Wrinkle

So, here's a new CEO Fraud phish: see these fresh screen shots from emails reported to us through the free KnowBe4 Phish Alert Button. Bad guys spoof the managing partner and CPA and an ...
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