Ransomware

Ransomware

Imagine this scenario: Just as the holiday shopping season approaches, a toy company is navigating a nightmare situation: Its database files have been infected by malware. Online criminals encrypted company files, making them unusable, and demanded a hefty ransom to...
Ransomware: What can you do to avoid becoming a victim?

Ransomware: What can you do to avoid becoming a victim?

Law enforcement officials reported a massive increase in security hacks, viruses, and ransomware attacks in businesses – small or large – over the past year. Most infections are from email attachments, malicious websites, web advertisements, and infected Word,...
Dropbox Malware

Dropbox Malware

There has been a recent spate of malware coming from what looks like Dropbox.    Emails have been circulating that contain a link appearing to point to a Dropbox location that actually uses a tinyurl.com address. We are sending you this notice in hopes of preventing...
The Basics of Email Security

The Basics of Email Security

If you’re anything like us, the go-to method of communication in your office is email. It’s not the best way to communicate, but it’s certainly one of the most widely adopted. Unfortunately, that means it’s one of the easiest places for someone with a nefarious agenda...
A Message Regarding Updates and Patching

A Message Regarding Updates and Patching

If your IT Management Reports show patching scores lower than normal this month, it isn’t because we’re all out fishin’, or that we are still recovering from the Solstice Parade.  It’s because Microsoft Patch Tuesday – one of our favorite days of the month – happened...