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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.

[Heads-up] This Evil New Child Porn Phishing Attack Could Absolutely Ruin Your Life

Oh my. Bad guys have come up with a sinister new strain of blackmail/sextortion. Just when you thought things couldn't get worse, the bad guys sink lower.  Eric Howes, KnowBe4's Principal ...
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[NEW BOOK!] Transformational Security Awareness: What Neuroscientists, Storytellers, and Marketers Can Teach Us About Driving Secure Behaviors

Knowbe4's very own Chief Evangelist Strategy Officer Perry Carpenter has written a brand new book! I recommend you pre-order at Amazon, here is the blurb from the new page promoting the ...
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WOW, Phishing Attacks Are Now More Common Than Malware!

Microsoft’s security team is uniquely positioned to analyze trends in cyber security threats. Their frequent Security Intelligence Reports (SIR) are an excellent indicator of these ...
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Beazley Data Reveals A 133% Increase In Business Email Compromise Incidents From 2017 To 2018

Business email compromises (BEC) accounted for 24% of the overall number of incidents reported to Beazley Breach Response (BBR) Services in 2018, compared to 13% in 2017, according to a ...
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Bots Impersonate Organizations to Spread Disinformation

Four congressmen have written to the FBI to request an investigation into social media accounts that are impersonating veterans’ organizations in order to spread fake news, according to ...
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[Heads-up] Bad Guys Are Moving To Mobile Phishing for Gift Cards Scams

Scammers are shifting to SMS to carry out business email compromise (BEC) attacks, since text messaging offers less visibility to the victim and more flexibility to the attacker, says ...
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Another Major Hack Of Singapore Government By Russian Cyber Criminals

SINGAPORE Straits Times reported that e-mail log-in information of employees in several government agencies and educational institutions, as well as details of more than 19,000 ...
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[World Premiere] KnowBe4's New 12-Episode Security Awareness Video Series - The Inside Man

We’re excited to announce the world premiere of an innovative new security awareness video series for our customers called ‘The Inside Man’. In KnowBe4’s new 12-episode video series, a ...
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Online Retail Experienced 28 Billion Credential Stuffing Attacks Occurred in the Second Half of 2018

Mass automated attacks using stolen credentials are on the rise, according to Akamai’s 2019 State of the Internet / Retail Attacks and API Traffic report, putting consumers and retailers ...
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Software Supply Chains and Phishing Top Microsoft’s List of Greatest Cyberthreats

Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report highlights the trends seen in 2018 with phishing as the preferred attack method and supply chains as a primary attack target.
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Credentials and Personal Data Continue to be the Primary Targets of Social Engineering Scams

Targeted attacks are increasing, with cybercriminals focused on stealing information that can be used to impersonate a user and perpetuate their scams.
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[Live Webinar] Top 5 IT Security Myths Your CISO Believes are True… BUSTED!

Facts are facts… but what happens when IT security pros take myths at face value? That got us thinking… what if we whip out our magnifying glasses, pull out the trench coats and use our ...
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Matrix Ransomware Uses a “Swiss Army Knife” of Tools to Infect, Compromise, and Spread

Since the days of EternalBlue, we’ve been concerned with malware spreading within a network. The latest iterations of Matrix Ransomware use a sophisticated list of embedded tools to do ...
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Passwords and Their Encryption Are Easy Prey for Cyber Criminals in Account Takeover Attacks

Passwords serve as the foundation for most security today. But security vendor SpyCloud have recovered over 3.5 billion credentials, demonstrating just how insecure they really are.
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Cyber Criminals use Domino Effect Chain Attacks to Leverage One Compromised Bank to Infect the Next

New details from international security company Group-IB show how cybercriminals are no longer looking to just steal from one bank. Instead they chain their attacks to improve their ...
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New Facebook Phishing Scam is So Good It Will Fool Even You

Scams seeking to harvest online credentials have long tried to replicate known logon pages. But this newly found instance is just about perfect.
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KnowBe4 Fresh Content & Feature Updates - February 2019

NEW 'TARGETED TRAINING' FILTER IN MODSTORE You can now easily browse the industry and role based training content in the KnowBe4 ModStore.
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Healthcare Continues to Prepare in the Face of Growing Cyber Attacks

According to the latest data in the 2019 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey, the healthcare industry is keenly aware they are a target, and are taking steps to reduce the risk of successful ...
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[Scam Of The Week] Robocall scams surge to 85 billion globally

Robocall spam has surged to 85 billion calls globally with bank account, credit card and extortion being common scams, according to Hiya, a company that makes apps to fend off unwanted ...
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Discovered: A Whole New Strain Of Voice Phishing Attacks

What if social engineers, instead of calling victims with voice phishing attacks, intercepted phone calls their victims make to legitimate phone numbers? Malicious apps let cybercriminals ...
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