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Phishing Attacks 61% Up Over 2021. A Whopping 255 Million Attacks This Year So Far

Authored/Shared By Stu Sjouwerman of KnowBe4

Security Magazine wrote this week about the recent eye opening SlashNext State of Phishing report.  "SlashNext analyzed billions of link-based URLs, attachments and natural language messages in email, mobile and browser channels over six months in 2022 and found more than 255 million attacks —a 61% increase in the rate of phishing attacks compared to 2021. 

Avoiding Student Aid Scams

You might be contacted by a company saying they will help you get loan discharge, forgiveness, cancellation, or debt relief for a fee. You never have to pay for help with your federal student aid. Make sure you work only with ED and our loan servicers, and never reveal your personal information or account password to anyone.

Our emails to borrowers come from noreply@studentaid.gov, noreply@debtrelief.studentaid.gov, or ed.gov@public.govdelivery.com. You can report scam attempts to the Federal Trade Commission by calling 1-877-382-4357 or by visiting reportfraud.ftc.gov.

FBI: Cyber Criminals Will Continue Targeting Healthcare Payment Processors Through Phishing Campaigns and Social Engineering

Authored by: Stu Sjouwerman of KnowBe4

Despite the pandemic being largely considered over, a recent Private Industry Notification focused on the Healthcare industry indicates that organizations should remain vigilant.

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