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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.

New COVID-19 Malware Variants Render Your Endpoints Useless

Forget cybercriminals out to steal your money and credentials. Security researchers are now finding more malware intent on rewriting master boot records and wiping file systems.
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Quarantine Text Scam Tricks U.K. Residents into Paying “Fine”

Because of the ambiguity of current lockdown restrictions, a new text scam pretending to be from the government feels a bit too real to U.K. residents, turning them into victims.
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Netflix Scams Target People Sheltering in Place

With people sheltering in place during the pandemic emergency, they’re both teleworking and finding their entertainment online. Google searches for Netflix jumped 142% since the advice to ...
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Damage From Phishing Doubles For Dutch Banks

Dutch banks saw damage from phishing double last year compared to the previous year. This concerns both phishing for 2FA security codes and phishing for credit and debit card numbers, ...
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[Heads-Up] Hacking Attacks Double Against Users Who Now Suddenly Work From Home

Reuters just reported that hacking activity against corporations in the United States and other countries more than doubled by some measures last month as digital thieves took advantage ...
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Re-Opening the American Economy? Malicious Actors Have a Plan...

By Eric Howes,  KnowBe4 Principal Lab Researcher.  If you've been following the news over the past week or so then you know that a robust debate has opened at federal, state, and local ...
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Phishing Trend: Quality, Not Quantity?

A new report from CyberCube found that sophisticated cybercriminals are increasingly shifting to launching business email compromise (BEC) attacks against executives, Insurance Business ...
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Spanish Hospital Faces Netwalker Ransomware Attack in the Midst of Pandemic

At a time when hospitals are already stretched thin for budget, one of many attackers still thinks it’s a good idea to hold hospitals for ransom, showing organizations always need to be ...
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Coronavirus-Related Spear Phishing Attacks See a Massive 667% Increases in March

Attackers are taking advantage of the pandemic, looking for every way possible to achieve their malicious goals via targeted phishing campaigns of every kind.
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When the Implausible Seems, Well, More Plausible

Everyone is vulnerable to social engineering and no security tool can block every phishing email, according to Kevin Casey at The Enterprisers Project. Casey talked to a number of ...
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See me at the WSJ Pro Webinar - Wednesday 22nd April. 1pm ET / 10am PT.

On the latest WSJ Pro webinar Rob Sloan, Research Director, WSJ Pro at Dow Jones will  be joined by CEO of TruSTAR Patrick Coughlin who will discuss tracking all of the Covid-19 themed ...
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Phishing *Better* Than the Bad Guys During the Pandemic

By Katie Brennan, KnowBe4 Product Content Director.  The COVID-19 pandemic has had cyber criminals in a phishing frenzy for months. They’ve been sending countless attacks, with the ...
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3 Eye Opening Reasons Why Security Awareness Training is Even More Critical Now That You Have a Remote Workforce

In the history of IT and cyberthreats, there has never been a more critical time for organizations to employ security awareness training than now. With employees working from home, the ...
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Three More Ransomware Families Join the Extortion Game

As ransomware creators look for ways to ensure they get paid for their malicious efforts, many are taking a page from the Maze ransomware manual and are posting stolen data if not paid.
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Novel, but Retrospectively Obvious: a QR Code Generator Scam

A scammer has stolen more than $45,000 worth of bitcoin over the past month by tricking people with fake QR code generators, ZDNet reports. Harry Denley, Director of Security at MyCrypto, ...
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Removing Zoom Meeting ID's: Treating the Symptom, Not the Cause

Zoom has been under a lot of scrutiny lately, and it's commendable that the vendor has been working through as many security issues as it has. With great growth and visibility comes great ...
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The Bad Guys Use A New Text Reversal Technique To Get Phishing Attacks Past Your Security Filters

Dark Reading reports that researchers at Inky have observed attackers using a text reversal technique to get their phishing emails past security filters. Many email security filters ...
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Hackers have hit every country on Earth with coronavirus-themed cyberattacks

Cyber criminals have launched coronavirus-themed cyberattacks in 241 countries and territories, new research from Redmond showed. "Every country in the world has seen at least one ...
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Struggling with the Whole WFH Thing? Fear Not! The Bad Guys are Here to Help!

By Eric Howes, KnowBe4's Principal Lab Researcher.  Over the past month we have provided readers with regular updates on the growth and development of Coronavirus-themed phishing emails ...
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Zoom's Recent Hypergrowth Challenges -- And How To Use It In A Secure Way

The massive uptick in use of the popular video conferencing service Zoom has resulted in a rise in stock price, a class action lawsuit, and a huge opportunity for cybercriminals.
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