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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.

Zelle Users Continue to be the Target of Scams Intent on Fraud

The wildly popular payment app is a cybercriminals playground where users are easy prey for money laundering, scams, mules, and just plain old fraud.
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Half of all Breaches Start with Phishing and Social Engineering

New data shows successful attacks on internal networks, cloud environments, and POS systems all are very susceptible to this common attack vector.
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The Need for Pandemic Financial Relief Spurs a Phishing Attack Impersonating the U.S. Federal Reserve

Scammers use realistic-looking emails and a well-designed website under the guise of the Paycheck Protection Program to trick victims into providing banking credentials.
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Is That COVID-19 Email Legitimate or a Phish?

It’s no surprise that phishers and scammers are using the avalanche of new information and events involving the global coronavirus pandemic as a way to successfully phish more victims. ...
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April Content Update: Including New Work from Home Training Module from Twist & Shout

Here are a few important updates and news to share with you from the past month.
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Scammers Can Use Recent Transactions to Trick You

KrebsOnSecurity reports that scammers are using caller ID spoofing to impersonate their victims, and then socially engineering victims’ banks into divulging information about recent ...
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[NEW FEATURE] Brandable Content Now Available

You asked, we listened! We’re excited to introduce the new Brandable Content feature within your KnowBe4 platform! You now have the option to add branded custom content to the beginning ...
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[Heads Up] Microsoft: Ransomware Gangs That Don't Threaten To Leak Your Data Steal It Anyway

That means you can from now on count a ransomware infection as a data breach with all the consequences that this brings. Moreover, the so-called "human-operated" ransomware gangs have ...
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[Click Alert] So, What Is The Phish-prone Percentage On Recent Coronavirus Phishing Tests?

I had some numbers run on the usage of our new, dedicated COVID-19 phishing templates to find out what the Phish-prone percentage was, since this is an unprecedented worldwide event.   ...
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Can COVID-19 Related Data Breach Worries Stop Your Mergers Or Acquisitions?

The WSJ just reported that the new coronavirus has thrown the M&A dealmaking into disarray. They said: "cybersecurity experts say the workplace upheaval caused by the pandemic will ...
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COVID-19 Spam Delivers Remcos RAT

A phishing campaign is impersonating the US Small Business Administration (SBA) in an attempt to deliver the Remcos remote access Trojan, according to researchers at IBM X-Force. The ...
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Two-thirds of Remote Workers Received No Security Awareness Training in the Last Year

This alarming bit of news about U.K. remote workers comes at the worst time when attacks are on the rise, insecure personal devices are being used, and workers are more susceptible to ...
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'Florentine Baker Group' Use Microsoft 365 Functionality to Scam Private Equity Firm Out of $1.2 Million

A new investigation by Check Point’s Incident Response Team (CPIRT) demonstrates how brazen cybercriminals are and the lengths they will go to in order to see their scam succeed.
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See me On-Demand at the WSJ Pro Webinar: Covid-19 Themed Cybercrime

On the latest WSJ Pro webinar Rob Sloan, Research Director, WSJ Pro at Dow Jones was  joined by CEO of TruSTAR Patrick Coughlin who discussed tracking all of the Covid-19 themed ...
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Postcards from a Film Director. The challenges of creating a sitcom during COVID-19 Lockdown

By Jim Shields, Managing Director of U.K.-based Twist & Shout - a KnowBe4 company. When we first created Restricted Intelligence over seven years ago, we had no idea it would be so ...
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How Sharing Personal Information Helps Scam Artists

The FBI's Charlotte office released an alert describing how scammers can use personal information on social media to break into online accounts, BleepingComputer reports. As people are ...
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Phishing Kit Prices Rise

The price of phishing kits on the black market rose by 149% in 2019, according to researchers at Group-IB. ZDNet reports that the researchers tracked the pricing of 16,200 phishing kits ...
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COVID-19 Emails go From Zero to Half a Million a Day in Just Three Months

According to new data from security researchers at Forcepoint, the interest in coronavirus-themed emails and websites by cybercriminals is cause for concern.
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German Health Authorities Lose €1.5 Million in COVID-19 Mask Purchase Scam

Reaching an all-new low, an international team of individuals setup an elaborate online scam taking advantage of the current need for healthcare equipment to fight COVID-19.
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Apple, Netflix, and Yahoo Were the Most Impersonated Brands in Q1 2020

10% of all brand-impersonation phishing attacks spoofed Apple in the first quarter of 2020, according to a new report from Check Point. Netflix came in second with 9%, followed by Yahoo ...
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