New Hampshire City Forced to Pay More Than $150K for Virus Removal

Having a computer virus may seem like an incredibly inconvenient but relatively minor issue… until it affects an entire city’s computer system. That’s exactly what happened in Portsmouth, New Hampshire earlier this year. The town was hit by a...

Phishing Litmus Test - Do your employees know how to recognize this common e-mail scam?

We have written at length about the Human Firewall and how it can either be your business’ greatest defense or largest liability. So much of the human firewall’s strength depends upon how well employees are trained and empowered to respond to...

'Tis The Season To Be Careful - Holiday IT Security

by Jack Harasimowicz | December 14, 2017 | Security, Tools, Scams, cyber attacks

“The scams that we get all year long are the same scams that happen around the holiday season. It’s just that people are more apt to maybe fall for them during the holidays.”

This is a quote from Donna Gregory, the unit chief for the Internet...

Avoid tech support phone scams

Wednesday night, coincidentally on the eve of attending a security conference, I received a call from a man who claimed to be “Microsoft Support”. The caller said he was “following up on my support case” and needed access to my computer. Since...

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