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Alert from KnowBe4 - Hovering Over Links

Oct 12, 2020 11:56:30 AM / by KnowBe4 posted in IT, Cyber-Security, Ransomware, Cybersecurity, Email Compromise, Vendor Email Compromise, VEC, Cybercrime, Cyber Crime, Small Business, Phishing

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How can you tell if an email is safe? Even if you catch red flags in an email, such as typos or poor grammar, an urgent demeanor, or even a spoofed domain, how can you truly decipher the safety of an email?

An immediate step you can take is to watch out for one of the most critical tell-tale signs of a phishing email  a mismatched or fake URL.

Why is hovering important? What can it do for you?
Hovering not only allows you a moment to think before proceeding, it allows you the opportunity to see where a link is going to redirect you. This is especially important because not all links lead to where they appear, or insinuate they'll go.

When you hover, check for the following to ensure you're staying safe and secure:

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COVID-19: Changing the Workforce

Oct 8, 2020 8:15:00 AM / by April L. Sy posted in industries, IT, security, Cyber-Security, Cybersecurity, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Remote workforce returning to the office, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Small Business, Business

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Infamous Twitter Hack Inspires a New Phishing Attack

Oct 2, 2020 10:36:41 AM / by KnowBe4 posted in IT, security, Cyber-Security, Cybersecurity, Email Compromise, Cybercrime, Cyber Crime, Phishing

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This past July, Twitter fell victim to an infamous social engineering attack. The attack gave hackers control of over one hundred high-profile accounts - from politicians to celebrities. The hackers used these accounts to scam Twitter followers out of money. Now, cybercriminals are using this event as bait for a convincing phishing scam.

The phishing email uses text that is very similar to the official statement that Twitter made in response to the July attack. The email claims that due to a security breach, you must confirm your identity by clicking on a link in the email. If you click the link, you are redirected to a site that looks very similar to the real Twitter login page. The site is actually a look-alike designed to steal your login credentials. Any information that you enter on this page is delivered straight to the bad guys.

Don’t be fooled! Follow these tips:

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Multifactor Authentication: Because Passwords Aren't Enough

Sep 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by April L. Sy posted in IT, Cyber-Security, Cybersecurity, Email Compromise, Vendor Email Compromise, Cybercrime, Small Business, Phishing, MFA, 2FA, Multifactor Authentication

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What is MFA and Why Aren't Passwords Alone Good Enough?

If you’ve heard of Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), then you’re familiar with MFA. MFA, or MultiFactor Authentication, simply requires an individual to provide two or more credentials to authenticate their identity, thus adding an extra level of protection to user accounts.

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Alert from KnowBe4 - Exploiting the Coronavirus: Financial Relief Scam Targeting Organizations

Aug 20, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by KnowBe4 posted in Cyber-Security, Cybersecurity, Coronavirus, Email Compromise, Business, Financial Relief, Phishing

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The Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact organizations across the globe. This hardship gives cybercriminals the perfect bait: a promise of financial relief. Currently, cybercriminals are impersonating the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) with a very convincing phishing email. While this specific scam targets organizations in the US, this tactic could be used in any country, for any kind of relief fund.

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Business Continuity vs. Disaster Recovery

Aug 19, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by Alma Vieru posted in IT, technology, Cybersecurity, COVID-19, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, BCDR, Small Business, Business

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It was the early morning hours when the phone rang. A fire had broken out in the building where we had our business. We threw on our coats and raced to the location. All I saw were flames and smoke as the firefighters worked to gain control of the blaze. It wasn't a surprise when I was informed the structure was a total loss - and everything in it. Where do we go from here? 

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Warning! Vendor Email Compromise on the Rise

Aug 12, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by April L. Sy and James Keeler posted in IT, security, Cyber-Security, Cybersecurity, Email Compromise, Vendor Email Compromise, VEC, Cybercrime, Cyber Crime, Silent Starling

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There’s a phishing attack out there that is stealthy and not easily detected until the damage is done. It’s called Vendor Email Compromise, and it’s worth billions worldwide.

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As We All Re-Open

Jun 18, 2020 3:01:00 PM / by Alma Vieru posted in Coronavirus, COVID-19, New York Reopens

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These past three months have truly been unprecedented. No one could have foreseen the dramatic effect COVID-19 would have on individuals, families, and businesses in New York State and around the globe. LMT has taken rigorous steps to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.

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Alert from KnowBe4 - Massive Excel Phishing Attack

Jun 10, 2020 10:19:35 AM / by KnowBe4 posted in Cyber-Security, Cybersecurity, Email Compromise

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Microsoft has reported a massive phishing campaign that uses an Excel attachment as bait. The phishing email looks like it is from the Coronavirus Research Center of John Hopkins University–a well known medical organization in the US. The email includes an Excel attachment that is disguised as an updated list of Coronavirus-related deaths, but the file actually contains a hidden piece of malware.

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Alert from KnowBe4 - Malicious Zoom Installer

May 29, 2020 12:31:30 PM / by KnowBe4 posted in Cyber-Security, Cybersecurity, Email Compromise

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Whether you’re working from home or trying to stay in touch with loved ones, video conferencing apps like Zoom are becoming the new normal. Cybercriminals have exploited this type of application before, but their latest scam may be the trickiest yet.

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