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Scam of the Week: Spike in Malicious PDF File Scams, Again!

PDF files are commonly used in most organizations, regardless of what industry you work in. That’s why PDFs are often thought of as a “safe” file type. Do you hesitate to open them? Over the past few months, there’s...

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Scam of the Week: Realistic Phishing Attacks Take Advantage of U.S. Tax Season

ALERT: Tax season scams are peaking. So, when you get any emails or phone calls about your taxes or W2 forms, verify whether the person sending the email or making the call is legitimate–whether you know them or not....

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Scam of the Week: Watch Out for Robocall Scams

The bad guys are automating robocall scams worldwide. Recently, there has been a rise in this type of fraud. They have a variety of attacks that you should watch out for. Here are a few examples: 1. Bank account and...

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Scam of the Week: Dangerous Office Attachments Bypassing Email Security

As always, you must be suspicious of all email attachments, because attackers are finding new ways to get around email security filters. The latest attack includes Microsoft Office attachments containing hyperlinks to...

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Scam of the Week: Watch out for Malicious “Love You” Malware

The bad guys always use holidays to their advantage, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. They’re now sending malware to your inbox with love. Cybercriminals are sending Valentine-themed spam emails containing...

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Look Out for Malicious Files on Legitimate File Sharing Services

The bad guys have come up with another way to trick you! Now, they’re using services like Dropbox, Google Drive, and other file hosting sites for their evil attacks. Cybercriminals are adding malicious files to these...

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Scam of the Week: Protect Your Mobile Device: Watch out for Malicious Apps in Your App Store

The bad guys are developing malicious applications with the hopes of making their way into your mobile device’s app store –and sometimes they’re successful. Recently, over 100,000 people across the globe downloaded...

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KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Watch out for W2 and Tax Fraud Phishing

The bad guys are starting their tax scams early this season! All employees should look out for urgent emails and phone calls supposedly coming from the IRS or tax-related companies in the next few months. For all...

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KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Watch out for "Apple Care" Vishing Attacks

Vishing scams are on the rise. Be aware of the common signs of a vishing attack to avoid becoming a victim. The latest attack goes like this: You receive a call from “Apple Care” claiming your iCloud information has...

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KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Watch for New Hybrid Attack Involving CEO Fraud

The bad guys are getting creative with a new hybrid attack that involves CEO Fraud and gift card scams. There is a massive campaign underway where they impersonate an executive and urgently ask for gift cards to be...

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KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Beware of New Social Media Attack

Be careful on social media! The bad guys have a new way of tricking you into giving them your personal information, and it’s called "angler phishing". When you make a public complaint on a company’s social media page (...

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KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Watch out for GDPR and Royal Wedding Attacks

Be on the lookout for a new, Apple-flavored phishing email Scam of the Week. A new European data privacy regulation is going into effect this week. It's called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and bad guys are...

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KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: Cryptocurrency Scams, More Than a "Bit" Unsettling

Cryptocurrency is now being used by the bad guys to scam you. If you’ve never heard of cryptocurrency, it is a digital currency that uses encryption methods to secure transactions. Completely managed online, it’s a “no...

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KnowBe4 Scam of the Week: MyFitnessPal Users are Now Phishing Targets

It's all over the news. A 150 million database with user names and passwords of Under Armour's super popular MyFitnessPal app has been hacked. Cyber criminals are going to use this to scare you into clicking on phishing...

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KnowBe4 Scam Of The Week: Compromised Business Email Accounts

Emails being sent from the bad guys have been increasingly hard to detect. These emails appear to be like any other normal email you’d receive. If a business partner or an employee at an organization your company is...

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KnowBe4 Scam Of The Week: Apple Phishing and Smishing

The bad guys love to spoof companies that we’re all familiar with. If you’re an Apple customer, you know they send emails on a regular basis, and this might make you inherently less suspicious of anything appearing to...

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KnowBe4 Scam Of The Week: Is That a Real Security Alert or a Phishing Email?

A couple of weeks ago, Google sent out legitimate Security notices to some user accounts affected by security issues. These notifications looked exactly like some commonly-seen phishing attempts. You can see an...

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KnowBe4 Scam Of The Week: Wave of Payroll Direct Deposit Phishing Attacks

There is a new Direct Deposit phishing attack you need to watch out for. It's a sophisticated scam that starts with an official-looking email that asks you to click a link and access a website. Next, they ask you to...

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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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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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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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KnowBe4 Scam Of The Week: This Scary New Phishing Attack is Very Hard to Detect

Heads up! The bad guys have come up with a new attack technique that’s just plain nasty. Last week, users began receiving emails from known contacts they had at another organization, or so they thought. At least one of...

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