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KB4Con 2022 – The Latest in Hacking Techniques with the World’s Most Famous Hacker

KB4Con 2022 ended on a high point as it involved an individual many of the attendees had been excited to hear from – someone who is widely considered to have coined the term hacking. It was none other than computing security consultant, author, “one-time world-most wanted hacker” and Chief Hacking Officer at KnowBe4, Kevin Mitnick. […]

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KB4Con 2022 – Cyber Resilience and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Humanity has always embraced technology and, today, we are seeing increased IoT integration, cloud adoption and vast wave of remote workers who are connecting to more online infrastructures. However, this is leading many to question the cyber resiliency of organisations, particularly at a time when cyber-attacks are at an all-time high. In fact, according to […]

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CyberheistNews Vol 12 #15 [Heads Up] Hard-boiled Social Engineering by a Fake “Emergency Data Request”

CyberheistNews Vol 12 #15  |   Apr. 12th., 2022
[Heads Up] Hard-boiled Social Engineering by a Fake “Emergency Data Request”

Bloomberg has reported that forged “Emergency Data Requests” last year induced Apple and Meta to surrender “basic subscriber details, such as a customer’s address, phone number and IP address.”

Emergency Data Requests (EDRs) come from US law enforcement authorities. But don’t they need a warrant to ask for this kind of information? Yes, normally they do. Brian Krebs explains, “In the United States, when federal, state or local law enforcement agencies wish to obtain information about who owns an account at a social media firm, or what Internet addresses a specific cell phone account has used in the past, they must submit an official court-ordered warrant or subpoena.”

CyberheistNews Vol 12 #14 [EYE OPENER] A Lack of Employee Cyber Hygiene is the Next Big Threat

[EYE OPENER] A Lack of Employee Cyber Hygiene is the Next Big Threat
 
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CyberheistNews Vol 12 #14  |   Apr. 5th., 2022
[EYE OPENER] A Lack of Employee Cyber Hygiene is the Next Big Threat

A new report suggests that everything from endpoints, to passwords, to training, to security policies, to a lack of awareness is all contributing to much higher risk of cyberattack.

Employee cyber risk is a multifaceted issue that revolves a lot around cyber hygiene, according to new data in Mobile Mentor’s inaugural Endpoint Ecosystem Report. It involves a number of issues that organizations are going to need to address effectively and quickly.

CyberheistNews Vol 12 #13 [Heads Up] Published Zelenskyy Deepfake Video Demonstrates the Modern War is Online

[Heads Up] Published Zelenskyy Deepfake Video Demonstrates the Modern War is Online
 
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CyberheistNews Vol 12 #13  |   Mar. 29th., 2022
[Heads Up] Published Zelenskyy Deepfake Video Demonstrates the Modern War is Online

The video uploaded to a hacked Ukrainian news website shows how far the technology has come, how it can be used in social engineering, and how the tech still needs to improve.

While much of the headlines today around the Russian invasion of Ukraine focus on the war on the ground and in the air, a cyberwar is being waged behind the scenes. It began with wiper ransomware attacks on Ukrainian businesses and government agencies and has culminated so far with a newly released deepfake video of Ukrainian president Zelenskyy asking his troops to lay down their weapons and surrender.

CyberheistNews Vol 12 #12 [New White House Alert] Train Your Users Against Threat of Russian Cyberattacks

[New White House Alert] Train Your Users Against Threat of Russian Cyberattacks
 
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CyberheistNews Vol 12 #12  |   Mar. 22nd., 2022
[New White House Alert] Train Your Users Against Threat of Russian Cyberattacks

With the recent cyber attacks between Russia and Ukraine and the current intelligence coming from the U.S. Government, organizations want to shore up their defenses to reduce the risk of a successful attack by any nation-state.

CyberheistNews Vol 12 #11 [Heads Up] FBI: Ransomware Gang Breached 52 U.S. Critical Infrastructure Orgs

[Heads Up] FBI: Ransomware Gang Breached 52 US Critical Infrastructure Orgs
 
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CyberheistNews Vol 12 #11 |   Mar. 15th., 2022
[Heads Up] FBI: Ransomware Gang Breached 52 U.S. Critical Infrastructure Orgs

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says the Ragnar Locker ransomware gang has breached the networks of at least 52 organizations from multiple U.S. critical infrastructure sectors.

CyberheistNews Vol 12 #10 [Heads Up] A New Phishing Attack Warns About A Suspicious Russian Login

[Heads Up] A New Phishing Attack Warns About A Suspicious Russian Login
 
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CyberheistNews Vol 12 #10  |   Mar. 8th., 2022
[Heads Up] A New Phishing Attack Warns About a Suspicious Russian Login

The human cost of war is horrific. All Knowsters are shocked and saddened by the all-out Russia-Ukraine land war. However, we are also inspired by the Ukrainian people for their bravery, resistance and resilience. As we all know, the price of freedom is eternal vigilance combined with the willingness to fight back.

CyberheistNews Vol 12 #09 [Heads Up] The Ukraine War Started A New Wiper Malware Spillover Risk

[Heads Up] The Ukraine War Started A New Wiper Malware Spillover Risk
 
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CyberheistNews Vol 12 #09  |   Mar. 1st., 2022

[Heads Up] The Ukraine War Started A New Wiper Malware Spillover Risk
 

The war in Ukraine increases the risk of wiper malware to spill over. I’m sure you remember NotPetya, which caused billions of dollars of downtime damage. The WSJ reports that Symantec observed wiper malware was put in motion just hours before Russian tanks arrived in Ukraine.

CyberheistNews Vol 12 #08 [Eye Opener] Here Are the 4 Traits of Most Scams

 
CyberheistNews Vol 12 #08  |   Feb. 22nd., 2022

[Eye Opener] Here Are the 4 Traits of Most Scams

Written by Roger Grimes

There are a lot of scams in the world, and they seem to be proliferating at an exponential rate. My Facebook friends’ accounts are compromised all the time and I get sent scam requests for easy money. I get at least one scam message via SMS every day. My email inbox is full of phishing scams.