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Common Types of Cyberattacks

Cyberattacks are running rampant today. It’s like an epidemic, with one major attack after another making headlines in national and worldwide news. These threats attack individuals and organizations, with mass attacks on organizations being especially catastrophic, since they compromise centralized sources of information that can impact millions

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What is Social Engineering?

Social engineering (SE) sounds like some kind of futuristic, scientific experiment, but the core of it is very simple to understand. Social engineering is the art and skill of psychologically manipulating people to take a certain course of action or share some type of information. Social engineering

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Ways to Check If You’re Visiting a Safe Site

We spend so much time on the Internet today shopping, filling out forms, and paying bills. After a while, all of these sites start to look the same. Since they all look the same, many of us figure that as long as nothing looks out of the

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Cyber Fact: Social Engineering

According to Security Magazine, Hackers attack every 39 seconds, with 1 in 3 Americans attacked this past year alone. Additionally, 62% of companies have experienced phishing social engineering attacks, making it one of the top three cyberthreat concerns for 2016. What is social engineering? Social engineering is

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UNM4SK3D: CIA, Dark Web, and China

UNM4SK3D: CIA, Dark Web, and China

#wikileaks (they just keep coming). You know that feeling you get when your favorite artist continues dropping singles but doesn’t release an album? The same can be felt for Wikileaks, but instead of anticipation, their releases cause anxiety. The latest series of documents from the Vault7 project was released

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History of Phishing: Then and Now

History of Phishing: Then and Now

 Last year (2016) turned out to be a banner year for phishing. According to APWG (Anti-Phishing Working Group), the total number of phishing attacks in 2016 was 1,220,523, a 65% increase over 2015. In the fourth quarter of 2016, APWG saw an average of 92,564 phishing attacks

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Hacked Through Phishing: An Ugly Security Awareness Lesson Learned

Hacked Through Phishing: An Ugly Security Awareness Lesson Learned

Given we’re a cyber security education company, we like to preach (maybe too much at times) about how darn important security awareness training for employees really is. So, we thought we’d share the hideously ugly lesson that internet authority company, ICANN, learned about security awareness not too long

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