Has Your Business Email Been Hacked?

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Has your business email been hacked?  More and more, we are running into just this issue with businesses throughout the Denver area.   Has Your Business Email Been Hacked? The truth is that most businesses have little to no security in place. This is part of the reason that we are seeing an epidemic of business email accounts being hacked.  A recent survey indicated that a whopping 52% of the workforce is reusing passwords.  Work, home, banking, credit cards, you get the drift. You would have to be living under a rock to not have heard of breach after breach being reported on the news over the last few years.  Well, every time there is a breach you can bet … Read More

Is Cyber Security Insurance a Get Out of Jail Free Card?

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We have been having a lot of conversations with Business Owners in the Denver area regarding Cyber Security Insurance recently.  One thing that we have really been struck by is this perception that if you have Cyber Security Insurance that it is a Get Out of Jail Free card for your business.  This it certainly is not.  You need to be taking reasonable and appropriate measures to protect your business. Should I Have A Cyber Security Insurance Policy for My Business?     Yes.  This is absolutely a requirement in this day and age.  However, any Business Owner that has filled out a Cyber Security Insurance policy will tell you the application is most certainly much more intensive than a … Read More

Is Your Business At Risk for Cyber Attack with Thumb Drives?

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Cyber Attacks are on the rise in Denver.  Hackers can use very sophisticated methods to try and gain access to your network.  Conversely, if they can gain access easily even better. This is a very simple way for a hacker to gain access to your network and remarkably effective.  How exactly does a Cyber Attack with Thumb Drives work? The Hacker will scatter USB Thumb Drives throughout the parking lot of a business or a business park Wait for an unsuspecting employee to pick it up and bring it in to the building Once the employee inserts the device into their computer behind the scenes a program is launched to infiltrate the computer network As business owners we need to … Read More

Password Pornography Ransom Emails Being Received in Denver

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We thought we had seen everything and then a new twist on ransomware emerged in our office last week.  Cyber Criminals are emailing people with a message similar to this one: (password) is your pass. Lets get directly to point. You do not know me and you’re most likely wondering why you’re getting this e mail? Absolutely no one has compensated me to investigate you. Let me tell you, I setup a malware on the xxx streaming (porn material) site and guess what, you visited this site to have fun (you know what I mean). While you were viewing videos, your web browser started out operating as a Remote control Desktop with a key logger which gave me accessibility to … Read More

How To Protect Your Business from a Cyber Attack

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Most small business owners have little to no security measures in place to protect their business against a Cyber Attack.  As someone who talks with business owners every single day I will tell you most trend towards the none versus the little. cy-ber-at-tack an attack by hackers to a computer network or system As a business owner the time where you could ignore Computer and Network Security when it comes to your business are over.  In 2017, Cyber Attacks against U.S. Businesses doubled.  Yes. Doubled. That only accounts for reported attacks most Cyber Attack incidents are not even reported.  The most important thing to know here is 93% of all attacks could be prevented with putting simple security measures in … Read More

What Can Your Business Learn From The Ransomware Attack on Mecklenburg County

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As you heard last week, Mecklenburg County in North Carolina is the latest to fall prey to a Ransomware attack.  The attackers demanded a $23,000 ransom from the County.  The County refused to pay the ransom. These ransomware accounts are significantly increasing month after month.  If you are a business owner of any size, there are things that you can learn and solutions you can implement to protect your business. What Should Our Company Do? Employee Training: When it comes to ransomware attacks this is the biggest issue.  Most of these attacks are being spread through phishing emails. This case is no exception.  An employee clicked on an attachment in an email and this spread the encryption virus throughout the … Read More

Computer Tech Support Virus Scams

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The number of calls that we have been getting related to computer tech support virus scams into our office has been increasing significantly over the last few months.  Truthfully, it has grown in sheer number of clients affected and dollar value as well. How it All Starts. A client typically will get a phone call from someone claiming to be with their “tech support” company or with various other claims.  The claims have run the gamut from claiming to being with Microsoft and being able to see the customer has computer viruses to asking about newly purchased equipment such as a modem exposing the client to viruses. What do They Want? These scammers want two things remote access to your … Read More

How to Protect Your Parents from Cyber Attacks and Computer Viruses

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We recently had a client call into our office to ask us “Do you know how to protect your parents from Cyber Attacks and Computer Viruses?” Oh boy.  This is a topic we are unfortunately all to familiar with . In addition to the regular computer viruses we can all be vulnerable to; many elderly are also being victimized by computer hackers. When it comes to Cyber Attacks the elderly are paying a big financial price. How To Protect Your Parents from Cyber Attacks and Computer Viruses  Gone Phishing.  Have a conversation with your parents about what Email Phishing is.  Email phishing is when scammers send an email posing as a well-known company.  In our office alone over the past … Read More

Why Should Small Business Owners Care about Computer and Network Security?

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Why Should Small Business Owners Care about Computer and Network Security?   This is a big one.  The world has changed significantly over the last few years.  We are experiencing advancements with technology the likes of which we have never seen before.  Hackers are constantly finding new ways to exploit our vulnerabilities as business owners. Not that long ago, when one technology came out we would really have time to assimilate to it before the next great thing came along.  This is no longer that case.  Innovation and changes in technology are coming at rapid speed. While these innovations can bring us increased productivity and tools we once only dreamed about; there is another side to the coin. Security.  The … Read More

Ransomware Virus Attacks on the Rise in Denver

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Ransomware virus attacks have seen a dramatic increase in Denver over the last few weeks and I suspect that this is true no matter what part of the country that you are in. As an I.T. Consulting firm we unfortunately hear more times than we would like from business owners after the fact.  We would prefer to put a proactive plan in place for businesses on the front end and save our clients a lot of headaches. Ransomware virus attacks first came on the scene a few years back with a Trojan virus by the name of Cryptolocker.  Typically, a user receives an email with an attachment that is a Zip file.  The emails are worded in a way to … Read More