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Social Engineering stories - Page 2

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Top risky security behaviours of employees revealed
Wed, 7th Jun 2023
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knowbe4
Security awareness training and simulated phishing platform KnowBe4 has unveiled the top 10 risky behaviours of employees on work devices.
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Ransomware, social engineering costs skyrocket – report
Wed, 7th Jun 2023
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ransomware
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verizon
Ransomware attacks are becoming more costly, with the median cost per incident doubling to $26,000, according to Verizon Business.
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Social engineering a profitable business for hackers
Thu, 6th Apr 2023
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phishing
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email security
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ai security
Widespread accessibility to generative AI tools, like ChatGPT, means that email scams are more convincing than ever before.
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Mandiant details prolific North Korean cyber-espionage group
Wed, 29th Mar 2023
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cybersecurity
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Mandiant has assessed with high confidence that APT43 is a moderately-sophisticated cyber operator that supports the interests of the North Korean regime.
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Blockchain: Why I prefer Proof of Stake (And why Ethereum does too)
Fri, 22nd Jul 2022
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network infrastructure
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network management
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Proof of Stake is the preferred consensus mechanism for Ethereum and CENNZnet, offering energy efficiency and scalability. Find out why.
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Threat actors ramp up their social engineering attacks
Fri, 24th Jun 2022
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advanced persistent threat protection
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cybersecurity
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cyber threats
As people get better at identifying potential threats in their inbox, threat actors must evolve their methods. Their new M.O? Social engineering.
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KnowBe4 appoints Natalie Burrows as ANZ director of sales
Fri, 3rd Jun 2022
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leadership
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nz
Natalie Burrows appointed as ANZ director of sales to help improve overall security culture and tackle social engineering for APAC organizations.
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Fortinet launches security awareness and training service
Tue, 19th Apr 2022
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firewall
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malware
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ransomware
Fortinet has launched a new security awareness and training service to enhance workforce cyber awareness and mitigate threats.
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Hacking humans: Social engineering exploits business vulnerabilities
Fri, 15th Oct 2021
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cios
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hacking
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eftsure
The rise in online transactions has led to a surge in cyber-attacks, with fraudsters exploiting vulnerabilities in corporate payment systems, warns eftsure.
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Sharp increase in cyber attacks in last quarter of 2020 - report
Thu, 22nd Apr 2021
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cybersecurity
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retail
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cyber attacks
Attacks on trade enterprises have significantly risen, with a 56% increase in the trade industry, according to Positive Technologies.
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Security threats endanger tens of millions working from home
Thu, 9th Jul 2020
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vpn
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cybersecurity
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cios
There are pressures to stay trading, but it is imperative to ensure that actions taken now don’t encourage security disasters in the future.
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COVID-19 could boost need for cyber insurance
Wed, 25th Mar 2020
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cybersecurity insurance
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iot
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cloud services
Cybercriminals exploit COVID-19 fears, targeting vulnerable groups with scams and malware, raising cyber insurance need.
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Why CEOs can be the weakest link in cybersecurity – Mimecast
Fri, 31st Jan 2020
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breach prevention
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cybersecurity
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mimecast
Research by Vanson Bourne revealed that 44% of respondents believed that their CEO was the weak link in their cybersecurity operation.
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Venafi uncovers suspicious retail lookalike domains using valid certificates
Mon, 18th Nov 2019
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venafi
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retail
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cios
The total number of certificates using lookalike domains is more than 400% greater than the number of authentic retail domains.
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Organisations' cybersecurity readiness for new regulations still low - ESET
Mon, 11th Nov 2019
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ransomware
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phishing
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malware
Across all countries surveyed, prioritisation was identified as the biggest organisational cybersecurity challenge (20%).
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Overcoming deepfakes with deep learning
Thu, 4th Jul 2019
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deep instinct
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social engineering
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deepfakes
Deepfakes raise alarm as AI-crafted videos blur truth lines, challenging media integrity.
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Cybersecurity: Starting with the human factor
Wed, 3rd Jul 2019
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phishing
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email security
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cios
In a recent report by Dell EMC, it was discovered that data-loss incidents cost Singapore organisations an average of US$1.4 million over 12 months.
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Why it’s time for organisations to rethink their cybersecurity strategy
Wed, 8th May 2019
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email security
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phishing
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cybersecurity
Proofpoint says commonly targeted accounts are not necessarily people who are known or actively tracked by the security team.
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Cyber threats progressing as defenses evolve - Trustwave
Mon, 29th Apr 2019
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cybersecurity
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report
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cios
2019 Trustwave report unveils evolving cyber threats and data breach trends.
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Okta launches $50mil fund to fuel identity solutions startups
Thu, 4th Apr 2019
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okta
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venture fund
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social engineering
The fund will seek out startups that are aligned with Okta's vision of enabling any organisation to use any technology.
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Email fraud increased by 476% in last year - Proofpoint
Fri, 8th Feb 2019
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email security
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phishing
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proofpoint
As these threats continue to grow in volume and sophistication, it is imperative that organisations implement a people-centric security approach.
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Proofpoint: Social engineering and credential stuffing attacks up in 2018
Wed, 30th Jan 2019
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cloud services
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phishing
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email security
Proofpoint's report reveals a surge in phishing attacks, with 83% of firms hit in 2018.
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Dialling up deception: ‘Vishing’ scams prey on human trust
Fri, 11th Jan 2019
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martech
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phishing
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seo
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) recently warned of a sophisticated phone scam, manipulating Australians for a reported $830,000 in November.
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2019 threat landscape predictions - Proofpoint
Tue, 18th Dec 2018
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malware
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email security
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cybersecurity
Proofpoint researchers have looked ahead at the trends and events likely to shape the threat landscape in the year to come.