A cyber hacker gets scammed when he targeted a Clearwater cyber security firm.
KnowBe4 trains corporate clients on defending against “phishing attacks”, a term for using realistic-looking but fake emails for illicit gain.
Last Friday, the company’s chief financial officer received an email purportedly from the chief technology officer requesting instructions on wire transferring nearly $20,000.
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) pulled a number of officers from the American Embassy in Beijing as a precautionary measure after a massive cyberattack in June compromised the personal data of over 22 million federal employees, according to a report Tuesday.
U.S. officials reportedly said the data breach was conducted by a hostile party to identify spies and other American officials who could be blackmailed to provide information. The records, stolen from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), contain the background checks of State Department employees.
State Auditor Nicole Galloway on Wednesday announced the launch of a cybersecurity audit initiative in Missouri schools.
The initiative will focus on identifying practices that improve the security of information that schools have on students and their families.