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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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