CyberHoot Newsletter – Volume XV

Israel Launches ‘Stuxnet 3.0’ On Iran

Iran blamed Israel for an alleged cyber-attack on its underground Natanz nuclear facility that damaged its centrifuges. While the Israeli government did not claim responsibility, Israeli media widely reported their country had orchestrated the attack. Fined Following Vishing Attack was breached through a Vishing attack using their phone and voicemail systems.This attack was important for SMBs to learn about due to fines levied on for not reporting this compromise quickly enough.

UK Census Smishing Attack

Like the US, the United Kingdom (UK) conducts a decennial (10 year) census of all residents. Unlike the US, the UK Census is not optional; non-cooperation can lead to fines of UK citizens. With any such requirement, citizens are ripe for social engineering and phishing attacks which is exactly what happened.

Instagram Scams: How To Avoid Them

Since Instagram’s official launch in 2010, it’s seen more than 1 billion accounts opened with users sharing close to 100 million photos every day. With this popularity, comes scammers and hackers seeking to personally profit of the platform. CyberHoot discusses the top 10 scams and how to avoid them on Instagram.

Customer Spotlight

"Cyberhoot is a wonderful resource to be able to utilize both personally and professionally. Their training videos are engaging and informative. I have learned so much through them. They also provide other educational resources that I have not seen anywhere else, such as their Cybrary, with hundreds of cybersecurity definitions. Overall, I am very please with my experience using CyberHoot!"
Sarah Goodrow
Sales Marketing Coordinator | Tekdoc Solutions

CyberHoot Added a Feedback Button?

Now when working inside the CyberHoot platform, administrators can give feedback on anything they like. As seen in the image above, the feedback button can be found in the top right-hand corner on any page. Feel free to give feedback on anything you love about CyberHoot, aspects you wish were better, or any bugs you encounter when working on the site. 

CyberHoot provides a powerful Survey module within its platform to allow MSPs and SMBs to create dynamic surveys to collect information from their customers and employees. One great way to take advantage of these surveys is to have your existing or potential customers sign up for the survey through your company website. This aritlce explains how you can set that very thing up!!!

CyberHoot received notification of a hacking forum publishing stolen phone numbers and personal data on 533 million Facebook users. The data was part of a private 2019 breach. This private data has now been made publicly available to anyone seeking social media profiles and information. Read the advisory to see what you should do to protect yourself.

American Cyber Awards Start Up of the Year 2020

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Cybrary Term of the Month

Deep Learning is a type of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) that mimics the way people gain certain forms of knowledge. It’s extremely beneficial to data scientists who are tasked with collecting, analyzing, and evaluating large amounts of data; deep learning makes this process faster and easier. Deep Learning is considered a subfield of machine learning, involving algorithms inspired by the structure and function of the brain called ‘artificial neural networks’.

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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