Cyber Security News Update – Week 13 of 2020

Cyber Security News Update – Week 13 of 2020

Apparently there’s someone out there using the idea that a family member has been a car wreck as an opportunity to phish you in Bowling Green, KY. “According to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, if a family member was involved in a ‘wreck’ they do not need you to immediately send them money. Also, do not give out your date of birth or social security number.”

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Now We Know Why the Healthcare Industry is so Vulnerable to Ransomware

Now We Know Why the Healthcare Industry is so Vulnerable to Ransomware

If you’ve been paying any attention, you’ve seen that the healthcare industry is under a constant threat from phishing attacks that lead to ransomware. Every week it seems there’s another healthcare organization hit with a data breach or ransomware. The question is, why? And now we know the answer.

The short answer is, healthcare organizations are an easy target for hackers because their cyber defenses stink. So, the real question is, why do healthcare organizations cyber defenses stink? The short answer here is, it’s just not a priority for them. And apparently, the hackers know it.

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Latest Research Confirms the Ineffectiveness of Security Awareness Training

Latest Research Confirms the Ineffectiveness of Security Awareness Training

Security Awareness training companies love to point out how important employee training is in keeping organizations safe from ransomware and malware. And to be sure, training employees to spot phishing emails is better than not doing it. But, the ubiquity of security awareness training advertising has led to two large problems.

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Cyber Security News Update – Week 8 of 2020

Cyber Security News Update – Week 8 of 2020

Got an Amex or a Chase credit card? Then you were the target of a new phishing campaign this week. According to Information Security Buzz, “A new phishing campaign involves scammers sending fake Chase and Amex fraud protection emails asking users if the listed card transactions are valid. Victims who click the no button in the message to dispute the transactions will be redirected to a fake yet legitimate-looking Chase or American Express login site where they will go through a fake verification process that invites them to enter their username, password, birth date, social security number, as well as their bank and credit card information.” Continue reading “Cyber Security News Update – Week 8 of 2020” »

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