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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.

Phishing Attack Targets Humanitarian Organizations

Researchers at Lookout have discovered an ongoing phishing campaign targeting humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs), including UNICEF and the Red Cross. The infrastructure ...
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FBI Updates Initiative to Protect U.S. Elections from Cyberattacks

FBI has updated and expanded the resources and tools designed to help political campaigns, private businesses, and individuals to better understand and mitigate risks posed by foreign ...
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What Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Can Teach Us About Phishing

One of the greatest inventions in modern history is the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. I feel sorry for any human who existed before the “age of the cup” because they never got to know the ...
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Credential Phishing With a Masked URL

Cofense warns of a phishing campaign going after credentials for the Stripe online payment platform. The attackers are sending emails purporting to be from Stripe Support, telling the ...
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A New Strain of Tech Support Scam in the U.K.

The BBC reports a tech support scam that caused a British man, Doug Varey, to lose £4,000. The scam began when Mr. Varey saw an online ad for twelve years’ worth of computer security ...
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Smishing and Carrier Impersonation

While most phishing campaigns involve email, SMS text messages are an ideal alternative for attackers, according to Paul Ducklin at Naked Security. Text messages are brief and uniform in ...
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Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords

Ars Technica is on a roll lately with some very good articles! Here is another one that made me go "Yikes!"
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Can An Employee's Bad Conscience Be A Vulnerability?

It can be useful to remember that social engineering succeeds much better when its marks are stressed or hurried. That appears to be the case with an ongoing scam campaign that lays its ...
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KnowBe4 Wins ComputingSecurity Award: Education and Training Provider of the Year

We are extremely pleased to announce we won the ComputingSecurity Award for Education and Training Provider of the Year. Here is the team accepting the award.
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Don’t Fall Victim to Breach Fatigue

People shouldn’t let news of data breaches dissuade them from trying to protect their information, according to security researcher Ray [REDACTED]. On the CyberWire’s Hacking Human ...
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An Unusually Vile Bit of Social Engineering

A woman in Wales lost £1,000 to a scammer who posed as a police officer and threatened that she would lose her children if she didn’t pay the money within an hour, Wales Online reports. ...
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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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A Lawyer's Look at "Big Game Phishing"

Ransomware attacks have increasingly been going after high-value data in order to extract larger ransoms from victims, according to the well-known law firm Cooley. This trend was ...
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Security Awareness Training is a Key Part of an Effective Cyber Risk Resilience and Prevention Strategy

Organizations investing in cyber security technology and process are expressing risk in economical terms, helping to drive a cost-effective security stance – one that includes training.
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Microsoft Recommends: "Top 6 Email Security Best Practices"... And One Of Them Is Phishing Simulations

Girish Chander, Microsoft's Group Program Manager of Office 365 Security wrote an excellent post on their blog titled "Top 6 email security best practices to protect against phishing ...
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[INFOGRAPHIC] Cost of Ransomware Related Downtime Increased More Than 200 Percent, an Amount 23 Times Greater Than the Ransom Request

Datto, a leading global provider of IT solutions delivered through managed service providers (MSPs), announced its fourth annual Global State of the Channel Ransomware Report. The survey ...
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North Korean Front Company Used to Compromise Mac Users

Suspected North Korean hackers used a front company to spread a malicious cryptocurrency app to both Windows and Mac users, BleepingComputer reports. The APT known as the Lazarus Group ...
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A New Attack Category is Born: You Now Need to Also Worry About Evasive Spear Phishing

Researchers have combed through 25 million emails and found a new method of attack that blends two previously seen attack types combined into a single attack.
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MSPs Should Offer Security Awareness Training as Part of a Complete Security Service Offering

The opportunity to both better secure customers while generating recurring revenue through customer end-user education is ripe for the taking for MSPs focusing on security services.
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I Can Phish Anyone

I’m a bit surprised by some aggressive corporate anti-phishing policies which say they will fire anyone for one accidental phishing offense. Send me the names and email addresses of the ...
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