Vista Equity Partners has joined Thoma Bravo in the take-private cybersecurity spree, offering to buy security awareness training behemoth KnowBe4 at a $4.22 billion valuation. KnowBe4 says it has received a nonbinding offer from Vista of $24 per share for the shares not currently owned by Vista.
Research by Dun & Bradstreet says business identity fraud jumped 254% in 2020. Tools can help prevent this fraud but may create greater friction, say Andrew La Marca, senior director at Dun & Bradstreet, and Ralph Gagliardi, agent in charge, High Tech Crimes Unit, Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
Signal says 1,900 of its customers have been affected by the recent phishing attack on its third-party vendor Twilio. Signal says phone numbers and SMS verification codes of 1,900 customers are compromised, potentially transferring access of these accounts to the attackers.
"Credential phishing is off the charts," says Tonia Dudley of Cofense. She discusses the challenge for organizations to strike a balance between having the right controls in place to block malicious emails and stopping the business from receiving legitimate emails.
Phishing is no longer restricted to just emails. As attackers broaden their arsenal, businesses today also need to be on the lookout for impersonation attempts via SMS text messages or voice calls, says Roger Grimes, a data-driven defense evangelist at KnowBe4.
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The number of major health data breaches posted to the federal tally so far in 2022 - and the total number of individuals affected by those breaches - has surged in recent weeks as reports of large hacking incidents continue to flow in to regulators.
Are data breaches getting worse? So far for 2021, the number of records that were reportedly exposed declined slightly, while the total number of reported data breaches increased both in the U.S. and globally.
Researchers report that because of increased use of multifactor authentication, attackers are developing phishing kits that steal tokens and bypass this trusted layer of security, enabling them to "man in the middle" a browser session and steal credentials and session cookies in real time.
In 2021, there were 1,862 data compromises - a 68% increase over 2020, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center's Annual Data Breach Report. "In this past year, there were more cyberattack-related data breaches than there were all forms of data breaches in 2020," says ITRC COO James E. Lee.
North Korean advanced persistent threat group Lazarus - an entity sanctioned by the U.S. and the United Nations - has emerged with a fresh spear-phishing campaign that exploits Windows Updates to execute a malicious payload, using GitHub as a command-and-control server.
"Email security doesn't get the attention it deserves" because "phishing is not going away and is not getting any less," says Jess Burn, a senior analyst at Forrester. She shares best practices for phishing prevention.
As ransomware attacks continue to pose a significant threat to enterprises and individuals, "We will keep banging the message that basic cyber hygiene makes a big difference to lots of people," says Andy Bates of the Global Cyber Alliance. He also discusses the alliance's top priorities for 2022.