CyberHoot Newsletter – Volume 9

Hacker’s Court Hearing Disrupted By Porn Clip

The FBI caught the perpetrator involved in the recent Twitter Hack, 17-year old Graham Clark. Clark was having his arraignment virtually on a Zoom meeting when hackers streamed pornography into the hearing, forcing the meeting to close. 

Facial Recognition Takes A Step Back

Facial Recognition (FR) software has been improved by AI and Machine-learning. However, recent AI advances have fooled FR solutions with fake images falsely identified as someone they’re not. At the annual Black Hat USA event, McAfee demonstrated how new AI technology could fool FR systems . 

GandCrab Ransomware

Belarus law enforcement arrested a 31 year old man believed to be behind the GandCrab Ransomware, extorting over 1000 victims in 2017 and 2018. This hacker attacked victims by sending out millions of Phishing emails. Users who infected themselves and their companies were asked to pay fractional Bitcoin payments of $400 to $1500.

Garmin Ransomware Attack

If you run or bike, you probably heard or experienced Garmin recent outages due to a suspected ransomware attack. Customer support was disrupted alongside may of their applications. Many bikers and runners use their Fitness Watches to track their exercise for the day, tracking calories, steps, distance, and the entire route taken during your session.

Jackpotting Reaches the US

Hackers have been able to break into ATM machines in a way that causes them to spit out all their cash.  This form of attack is known as Jackpotting. Taiwan ATM’s lost $2 million dollars back in 2016 to ATM Jackpotting attacks. Jackpotting has now made its way to the US with multiple cases being reporting in the past year. 

U.S.S.S. Reporting Increase In Hacked MSPs

Back in June, the United States Secret Service (USSS) sent out a security alert about a spike in attacks on Managed Service Providers (MSPs). MSPs are the lifeblood of Small to Medium sized Businesses (SMB), providing remote management, monitoring, and support of IT infrastructure. USSS global investigations investigated multiple incidents where hackers had breached MSPs. Hackers used these MSPs to access the internal networks of their customers.

Customer Spotlight

"Working with the team at Cyberhoot has been great! Their approach to security training is vastly different than most online training programs. Our staff have benefited from the training, governance, and compliance that Cyberhoot's platform and services offer!
Tim Golden
Tim Golden
Chief Technology Officer | RMC Research Corporation

CyberHoot's Awarded Status

CyberHoot recently won Bronze for Start-Up of the Year | IT Services in the 2020 IT World Awards® . Click on the Press Release below for more information:

Cybrary Term of the Month

Situational awareness is knowledge combined with attitudes and behaviors that work to protect our IT assets. Being aware in cybersecurity means you understand what the threats you face are and that you take action to prevent or minimize them. Situational awareness is an important, valuable tool to have in your toolbox; even if you aren’t in the cyber industry.

In 2019, Kaspersky Lab found that 90 percent of corporate data breaches in the cloud happen due to social engineering attacks that target employees. In July 2020, Twitter suffered arguably one of its worst breaches due to a social engineering attack

What's Coming up in CyberHoot: New Reseller Branding

Email based authentication for Training.

Instant Access

CyberHoot provides password-less access. Zero time wasted searching for websites, resetting passwords, and delayed login. Click an email link for instant training access!

Email Based Assignments

Email Automation

Everything you need to learn cybersecurity skills is handled through email including training assignments, reminders, management compliance reports, and "My CyberHoot".

Manager Escalations

Manager Escalation

CyberHoot automates non-compliance through manager email notifications. Compliance status of employees for managers is enabled so you always know where you stand.

Micro Training

Cyber"Hoots" are most often 5 minutes or less. This ensures your staff get trained quickly with the most effective solution.

The Power of Open

CyberHoot is an open cybersecurity training Platform. Any video or PDF can be used to train and govern your employees.


In a survey of 100 CyberHoot users, 60% would be "Disappointed" or "Very Disappointed" if CyberHoot Training was stopped.

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