Category: Managed IT

Eye Opening and Terrifying: How Easy it is to Hack Technology

Posted on 12th April 2018

I recently had the pleasure of attending a conference where Kevin Mitnick, the "world's most famous hacker," presented.    Kevin is a bestselling author, and top cyber security speaker who hacked into 40 major corporations simply for the challenge...

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Despite FBI Warning – Two Texas Employers Fall for W-2 Phishing Scam

Posted on 8th March 2018

With the US tax filing deadline just a little over a month away, tax-themed phishing season is also upon us. Watch out for compromised email accounts or spoofed emails pretending to be from company executives requesting W-2 information.   These scam emails...

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SamSam Ransomware Hits Colorado DOT – Shuts Down 2,000 Computers

Posted on 28th February 2018

The Colorado Department of Transportation (DOT) has shut down over 2,000 computers after systems got infected with the SamSam ransomware on Wednesday, February 21. The agency's IT staff is working with its antivirus provider McAfee to remediate affected workstations and safeguard...

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Phishing Scam Alert! A New Wave of Payroll Direct Deposit Phishing Attacks

Posted on 7th February 2018

In a recent post from Ogletree Deakins relates to a new phishing scam that you should be aware of. Employers beware: Companies are experiencing a wave of phishing scams that target employee paychecks!   Here is the scenario:

  • The employee receives an...

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Bugs in modern computers leak passwords and sensitive data! Windows and Mac

Posted on 4th January 2018

Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware bugs allow programs to steal data which is currently processed on the computer. While programs are typically not permitted to read data from other...

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