Scammed out of my Car

Here is an example of social engineering at its best, and unfortunately it happened to someone we know! We all know that feeling we get when we experience terrible customer service, and one of the best places to express dismay with a brand, is on Social Media. A...

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Facebook Ad Scam Alert

SCAM ALERT!   It may seem hard to believe, here at Popcorn, we keep ourselves up to date on the latest scams so that we can educate and protect you, but sometimes even one of us can get caught off guard.  This is our Operations Manager’s story: “It all started with a...

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Bitcoin Scam Alert

DON’T LET BUYING BITCOIN BITE YOU! Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are quite the buzzwords. As with all things shiny and new, a lack of awareness around threats involved creates a perfect playground for cybercriminals and fraudsters. Crypto-coins are high on the list of...

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Cyber Monday – Scam Alert

Shop Cyber Safe this Festive Season Whether you are taking advantage of the crazy Cyber Monday sales or your Christmas planning, one can’t deny the increasing appeal to shop from the comfort of your own home and avoid the manic malls at this time of year. However, as...

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Bad Rabbit – Scam Alert

RASCALLY RABBIT The latest cyber-attack has seen computers go down all over the world. Dubbed ‘Bad Rabbit’ this ransomware locks users out of their computers and demands a ransom before allowing the user to regain access. It bears similarities to the WannaCry and...

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SIM Swap Scam Alert

SCAM ALERT! How  does it work? Criminals trick you into divulging your online banking login details such as PIN and password via cleverly constructed cyber-attacks such as: Targeted phishing scams Using malicious software Using fake apps that pretend to be your...

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Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner positions Popcorn Training in the “Visionary” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Security Education Awareness Computer Based Training Vendors for 2016. According to Gartner, “Humans can be either the strongest or weakest defense against threats. Security...

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WanaCry – Scam Alert

The US National Security Agency, hacking weapons to command computers, espionage bent on bitcoins ... you wouldn't be blamed for thinking that you were reading a Sci-Fi script.  However, far from Sci-Fi and nearer to WiFi is the reality of ransomware. Ransomware works...

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Popcorn Training Launches in Cape Town

Popcorn Training, Security Awareness Training firm, held their official Cape Town launch at the V & A Waterfront’s Cinema Nouveau. Popcorn Training has created a unique awareness program. Its effective story based approach addresses the weighty topic of Cybercrime and...

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Popcorn Training launches at IT Web Security Summit

“Today there is no doubt that the human element is one of the weakest links in the Internet security chain. With the convenience of mobile devices, cyber criminals are relying on the communal and trusting nature of people, as a way to steal companies information...

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Scammed out of my Car

Scammed out of my Car

Here is an example of social engineering at its best, and unfortunately it happened to someone we know! We all know that feeling we get when we experience terrible customer service, and one of the best places to express dismay with a brand, is on Social Media. A...

read more
Facebook Ad Scam Alert

Facebook Ad Scam Alert

SCAM ALERT!   It may seem hard to believe, here at Popcorn, we keep ourselves up to date on the latest scams so that we can educate and protect you, but sometimes even one of us can get caught off guard.  This is our Operations Manager’s story: “It all started with a...

read more
Bitcoin Scam Alert

Bitcoin Scam Alert

DON’T LET BUYING BITCOIN BITE YOU! Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are quite the buzzwords. As with all things shiny and new, a lack of awareness around threats involved creates a perfect playground for cybercriminals and fraudsters. Crypto-coins are high on the list of...

read more
Cyber Monday – Scam Alert

Cyber Monday – Scam Alert

Shop Cyber Safe this Festive Season Whether you are taking advantage of the crazy Cyber Monday sales or your Christmas planning, one can’t deny the increasing appeal to shop from the comfort of your own home and avoid the manic malls at this time of year. However, as...

read more
Bad Rabbit – Scam Alert

Bad Rabbit – Scam Alert

RASCALLY RABBIT The latest cyber-attack has seen computers go down all over the world. Dubbed ‘Bad Rabbit’ this ransomware locks users out of their computers and demands a ransom before allowing the user to regain access. It bears similarities to the WannaCry and...

read more
SIM Swap Scam Alert

SIM Swap Scam Alert

SCAM ALERT! How  does it work? Criminals trick you into divulging your online banking login details such as PIN and password via cleverly constructed cyber-attacks such as: Targeted phishing scams Using malicious software Using fake apps that pretend to be your...

read more
Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant

Gartner positions Popcorn Training in the “Visionary” quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Security Education Awareness Computer Based Training Vendors for 2016. According to Gartner, “Humans can be either the strongest or weakest defense against threats. Security...

read more
WanaCry – Scam Alert

WanaCry – Scam Alert

The US National Security Agency, hacking weapons to command computers, espionage bent on bitcoins ... you wouldn't be blamed for thinking that you were reading a Sci-Fi script.  However, far from Sci-Fi and nearer to WiFi is the reality of ransomware. Ransomware works...

read more
Popcorn Training Launches in Cape Town

Popcorn Training Launches in Cape Town

Popcorn Training, Security Awareness Training firm, held their official Cape Town launch at the V & A Waterfront’s Cinema Nouveau. Popcorn Training has created a unique awareness program. Its effective story based approach addresses the weighty topic of Cybercrime and...

read more
Popcorn Training launches at IT Web Security Summit

Popcorn Training launches at IT Web Security Summit

“Today there is no doubt that the human element is one of the weakest links in the Internet security chain. With the convenience of mobile devices, cyber criminals are relying on the communal and trusting nature of people, as a way to steal companies information...

read more