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Security Awareness Training Blog

Read the latest news about security awareness training, best practices, why you need it, and what happens when you don't have it in place.

May Content Update: Including New When You Report, We Get Stronger Video Series

Check out new training content added to the KnowBe4 ModStore in the month of May.
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Prediction: Ransomware Attacks to Spike as Employees Return to the Office

Because of the nature of ransomware attacks and the mass numbers of workers at home, anti-malware vendor Emisoft believes we’re going to see a rise once work returns to normal.
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[HEADS UP] Cybercriminals in Australia Harass Recipients with Abusive Transaction Descriptions on Bank Statements

There are bad guys in Australia that have given away money in order to use social engineering and harass people with abusive transaction descriptions that appear in online banking ...
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Excel Macros Bypass Your Filters and Slip in Malware Payloads

Researchers at Lastline warn that attackers are increasingly utilizing Excel 4[.]0 macros to deliver malware while avoiding detection by security products. Excel 4[.]0 (XL4) macros were ...
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Remote Work Isn’t Good for Corporate Security (Part 2): 30% of Organizations Have Been the Victim of Phishing Scams Since the Lockdown

Lots of new data is now just coming out of the woodwork demonstrating some of the harsh realities of having employees work from home without proper security in place.
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Remote Work Isn’t Good for Corporate Security (Part 1): 6 in 10 Employee’s Online Accounts Have Been Compromised Since Working Remotely

Working from home has its advantages. But, according to new data, one of them isn’t keeping the organization secure.
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COVID-19 Tax Refund Phishing Attacks Offering Fake U.K. Government Grants

Researchers at Forcepoint describe an unusual phishing attempt that purported to come from the UK’s tax office, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The email itself was clearly a phishing ...
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[Heads Up] The REvil Ransomware Gang Is Now *Auctioning Off* Their Victim Data

Intrepid investigative Reporter Brian Krebs had the news first. "The criminal group behind the REvil ransomware enterprise has begun auctioning off sensitive data stolen from companies ...
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How Low Will Cybercriminals Go?

Surely Bond villains only exist in movies -- I mean people aren’t truly evil are they? Especially ones who sit behind a computer. This was part of a discussion I was having with my ...
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Prepare Your Organization to Work From Home More Securely With Ridiculously Easy Security Awareness Training and Phishing

Join us for a live demo on Security Awareness Training and phishing in action!
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Human Performance as a Risk Factor

Most organizations don’t place enough focus on the human elements of cybersecurity, according to Stephen A. Wilson, Dean Hamilton, and Scott Stallbaum from consulting firm Wilson Perumal ...
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Supreme Court “Summons” is the Latest Phishing Attack Aimed at Stealing Your Microsoft 365 Credentials

Even the Supreme Court isn’t safe from brand impersonation in this scam intent on getting victims to click on a link to a supposed subpoena to attend a hearing.
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Verizon: Phishing is the Attack Vector Most Often Seen in Data Breaches

This year’s much-anticipated Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report sheds some light on how cybercriminals use phishing to achieve their goal of stealing data.
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EasyJet Becomes the Latest Victim of Data Breach Impacting 9 Million Customers

In an apparent attack intent on stealing intellectual property, EasyJet announced that their customer’s personal data had been “accessed” as part of the attack.
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[Eye-Opener] More Than Half Of Your Employees Cut Security Corners When They Work Remote

More than half of your employees are cutting corners with regards to cybersecurity while working from home, putting your organisation at risk. The coronavirus pandemic has forced all of ...
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Beware of Phony LogMeIn Security Updates

Researchers at Abnormal Security warn that a phishing campaign is trying to steal LogMeIn remote desktop credentials. The attackers are sending phishing emails that purport to come from ...
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Phishing Campaigns Using Google Firebase Storage

Scammers are hosting phishing pages on Google Firebase Storage to bypass email security filters, Threatpost reports. Firebase is a Google-owned application development platform that ...
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[Scam Of The Week] Microsoft Warns To Look Out for This Massive Covid-19 Excel Phishing Attack

Microsoft this week warned about a massive phishing attack that started on May 12. The campaign sends emails that look like they are from the "Johns Hopkins Center", and they have an ...
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[Heads Up] The COVID Remote Work Mandate Skyrockets "Work From Home" Training Enrollments

KnowBe4 was one of the first to warn first about the impending COVID phishing tsunami on Jan 31, 2020.  The bad guys did not disappoint and went all-out, all cylinders firing, and pulled ...
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Nearly Every Organization is More Concerned about Cybersecurity Than Before COVID-19

New data from security vendor Tripwire highlights how the shift to remote working has changed the face of cybersecurity for both the current work climate and the future.
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