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KnowBe4 Scam Of The Week: Beware of Fake "Do Not Call Registry" Emails

The latest attempts from the bad guys include fake emails insisting that your phone number’s registration for the Do Not Call list is about to expire. According to the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Information...

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KnowBe4 Scam Of The Week: Beware of Fake "You've Received a Payment" Emails

The bad guys are notorious for sending emails requesting payments for business-related financial transactions, online services, or to gain something of value, just to name a few. Lately, they’ve flipped the script and...

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KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Fake Meltdown And Spectre Patch Phishing Emails

You may have read in the press that it was recently discovered that practically all computer systems worldwide have a hardware bug called "Meltdown" and "Spectre". Hardware and software vendors have been working hard to...

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Tips for Buying a Safe Car

You’ve heard all the talk about driverless cars - but unfortunately, we’re still years away from living in a world where you just tell your car where to go, kick back and relax with a book (or, more likely, your phone)....

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KnowBe4 Scam Of The Week: A New High Risk of Evil AI Attacking Employees With Ransomware

Ransomware attacks will undoubtedly be on the rise in 2018 and we particularly need to watch out for sophisticated attacks harnessing AI. AI, or Artificial Intelligence, by definition is the capability of a machine to...

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KnowBe4 Scam Of The Week: W-2 Phishing Scams Will Resurface in a Few Weeks

[ALERT] The bad guys are starting their tax scams early this season! For ALL employees, look out for urgent emails and phone calls supposedly coming from the IRS or tax-related companies. HR and Accounting teams, be on...

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KnowBe4 Scam Of The Week: Don't Fall Victim to Increased Ransomware Attacks

Cyber criminal attacks are constantly becoming more sophisticated. The volume of malware-laced emails rose significantly during the third quarter of this year, according to a Quarterly Threat Report published by...

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KnowBe4 Scam Of The Week: Phishers Target PayPal Users With Fake "Failed Transaction" Emails

There is an especially sneaky PayPal scam tactic in the run up to the holidays, when many people struggle to remember the who/what/when/where/why of their festive spending. Scammers are banking on the holiday rush...

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Why Today’s Homes Burn Faster

From building materials to furnishings, many of the things in your home likely aren’t as flame-resistant as those from yesteryear. A fire in a modern home is a “perfect storm,” according to safety consulting and...

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KnowBe4 Scam Of The Week: Expect Uber-themed phishing attacks

Uber has suffered a data breach a year ago, and the address and email information of 57 million people were stolen. Uber paid off the hackers who then supposedly deleted the data, but that cannot be confirmed....

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