Category Archives: Security and Malware

Seven Deadly Sins

SEVEN DEADLY SINS These are the 7 deadliest sins a business owner can commit: 1. Thinking “It will never happen to me!” 2. Failing to carry out daily back-ups. We recommend a 3, 2, 1 approach 3. Not having a …

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Security recommendations to help prevent ransomware

Recently we have seen an increase in the activity of malware and ransomware throughout businesses. Ransomware usually comes in via infected emails and due to weak credentials. We advise to always keep vigilant whilst using your computer. Ransomware encrypts files, …

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Business Continuity

Companies must test their business continuity plans in the wake of storm Emma this month. A recent survey reveals that only 51 per cent of UK organisations are confident that their business continuity plan is up-to-date The recent snow storms …

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Beware of printer helpline scam

The National Trading Standards (NTS) eCrime Team has issued a warning about a scam targeting those looking for help with printer problems.The “printer helpline scam” differs from most scams as it requires consumers to contact the criminals directly using fake …

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YOU Systems IT Support warn Peterborough of rare ransomware worm as highlighted by Microsoft.

Microsoft has posted a warning to users about ZCryptor, a newly discovered ransomware variant which has the rare ability to self-replicate.  Security experts expect future ransomware will follow to become more efficient at spreading to and infecting larger targets. The …

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Facebooks Mark Zuckerberg’s Social Media Accounts get hacked.

A hacking group based in Saudi Arabia claims to have compromised the Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts of Facebook founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg The group known as OurMine claimed responsibility in a tweet that has since been removed …

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What is the best strategy for a business to protect against ransomware?

You don’t need to be a hacking genius to create ransomware. You can simply buy a ransomware kit, craft an extortion message, add preferred payment details and click go. If you don’t want to buy your own kit – which …

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Ransomeware Still Causing Havock

There is a vast amount of email messages containing ransomware and, despite my previous email, some of you have still opened the offending emails.  Luckily we have been able to delete the ransomeware before it has done too much damage. However, we can …

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New Bloxx Partnership

We are proud to announce our partnership with Bloxx.  Bloxx offers a great overall package on web security, email and media filtering. Not only does it cover your PC’s and laptops in the organisation but it will also secure companies …

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The security of the Windows 8 operating system

Microsoft has used the computer hardware to increase and speed up security in Windows 8. Computer components can now be used to ensure that malware is not loaded as the Windows 8 operating loads.  A self-encrypting hard drive makes your …

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