Capital One Data Breach Affects More Than 100 Million Customers

July 30th, 2019 by admin

Capital One Data Breach Affects More Than 100 Million Customers and Small Businesses in The U.S. & 6 Million in Canada On July 29, 2019, Capital One reported that their customers’ confidential information was compromised. This includes the Social Security and bank account numbers of more than 100...

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Important Warning From The FBI

June 17th, 2019 by admin

Hackers Now Using HTTPS To Trick Victims Via Phishing Scams Everything you’ve heard about the safety of https sites is now in question. According to a recent FBI public service announcement, hackers are incorporating website certificates (third-party verification that a site is secure) when sending...

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Was Your Photo and License Plate Number Breached?

June 11th, 2019 by admin

 CBD Reports 100,000 Photo and License Plate Breach The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported today that nearly 100,000 travelers’ photos and license plate data were breached. If you’ve driven in or out of the country within the six-week period where the data was exposed, you could have been...

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LabCorp Data Breach: What We Know

June 5th, 2019 by admin

Are You One Of Many Affected By The LabCorp Data Breach? Financial & Personal Information of 7.7 Million Exposed Just yesterday we wrote about the Quest Diagnostics’ breach affecting nearly 12 million. Today we’re writing to tell you about a LabCorp breach affecting 7.7 million people. Both of these...

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Quest Diagnostics Breach: Latest News

June 4th, 2019 by admin

Are You One Of Many Affected By The Quest Diagnostics Breach? Financial & Medical Information of 12 Million Exposed Quest Diagnostics reports that almost 12 million people could have been affected by a data breach. On Monday, June 3, 2019, Quest Diagnostics said that American Medical Collection...

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Malware attack hits US accounting firms

May 9th, 2019 by admin

A major accounting software and cloud services company has been hit by malware, affecting their many clients across the US. Wolters Kluwer, a major provider of tax accounting software and cloud services, has been hit by malware. The many financial software services they offer to clients across the...

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Microsoft Accounts Targeted For Months, Hackers Serve A Security Reminder

April 26th, 2019 by admin

Microsoft began notifying Outlook.com users of a 2019 security breach that occurred between January 1st and March 28th. Hackers were unintentionally given unauthorized access to some accounts, where they were then able to view subject lines, email addresses, and folder names. While no login details—including...

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Windows 7 Support Is Ending

March 26th, 2019 by admin

  Did you know? Microsoft is ending support for Windows 7 in January 2020. Beginning this April, Microsoft will start displaying pop-ups on all Windows 7 computers alerting the users that their support for Windows 7 will be ending. Don’t be alarmed.  Microsoft also did the same thing with Windows XP...

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Severe Ransomware Attack Hits Global Firm

March 19th, 2019 by admin

Norsk Hydro just got hit with a major ransomware attack that took down their entire worldwide network. It happened this morning, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, and we wanted to share this with you. They experienced widespread system outages. This has been such a disaster that their aluminum production plants...

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New Threat Advisory: TrickBot (Warnings/Recommendations)

March 18th, 2019 by admin

TrickBot is up to its tricks again. Once cyber experts get a handle on it, TrickBot releases new modules that advance its capabilities. Here’s what you need to know to protect your organization from TrickBot. Don’t Get Tricked By TrickBot TrickBot is up to its tricks again. Once cyber experts get a...

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Warning: Foreign Hackers Compromised Citrix Systems

March 11th, 2019 by admin

Citrix said the FBI warned them on Wednesday, March 6th that hackers compromised its IT systems and stole “business documents.” Citrix doesn’t know precisely which documents the hackers obtained nor how they got in. It’s suspected that this is a sophisticated cyber espionage campaign supported by a...

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Windows 7: Under One Year Until Support Ends

January 24th, 2019 by admin

Use Windows 7? Do you love your Windows 7? Will your need or desire to continue to use Windows 7 surpass this year? If so, you should be aware that in just under one year — January 14, 2020, specifically — Windows 7 Extended Support ends for most users. As such, there are things you need to know and...

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FBI Warns Businesses Of Cyber Attack From China

January 17th, 2019 by admin

Who Has Been Impacted by Chinese Cyber Attacks? At the beginning of the year, the FBI warned businesses to protect themselves from cyber attacks by foreign entities, saying activity has spiked in the past 18 months. Hewlett Packard and IBM are among the businesses most recently targeted. There’s a National...

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Should Your Business Upgrade It’s Website To WordPress 5.0.2

January 4th, 2019 by admin

Only a few short weeks ago, we wrote about the introduction of WordPress 5.0 in early December and discussed whether or not your company should upgrade now, never or at a later date. Our recommendation was to wait until some of the bugs had been worked out of the system and until your business has a...

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Have You Made Up Your Mind Regarding Your 2019 Technology Plan?

December 31st, 2018 by admin

December 31st is Make Up Your Mind Day As New Year’s Eve approaches, it’s time to remember its other name: Make Up Your Mind Day. As the last day of the business year for most companies, it’s also a vital point for putting your plans for the next year into action. Unfortunately, creating a business technology...

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Happy Wright Brothers Day – December 17

December 17th, 2018 by admin

On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight in a mechanically propelled airplane. To celebrate the accomplishment and commemorate the achievements of the brave brothers, December 17 became Wright Brothers Day by a 1959 Presidential Proclamation. Wright Brothers Day...

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Sextortion Scam Pretending To Come From Your Hacked Email Account

December 14th, 2018 by admin

A recent sextortion scheme highlights the vulnerability users face when their data is stolen and used against them. The widespread threat made it seem as though a hacker had compromising video of a victim taken while visiting adult pornographic websites. The scammers threatened to release the video unless...

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Happy National App Day: December 11th

December 11th, 2018 by admin

Even though the word App is relatively new, it has become popular in everyday terminology as its uses have changed lives in the modern world. Almost all mobile phones are now smartphones, so even those individuals who were apprehensive about using new technology now use apps on a daily basis. That is...

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Important FBI/DHS Warning: Update On FBI and DHS Warning: SamSam Ransomware

December 7th, 2018 by admin

The Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a critical alert Dec. 3, warning users about SamSam ransomware and providing details on what system vulnerabilities permit the pernicious product to be deployed. According to the alert, which came from the DHS’s National...

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Threat Advisory: SamSam Ransomware

December 6th, 2018 by admin

SamSam Ransomware is becoming a massive problem for multiple industries across the United States. In fact, the problem is so big that The Department of Homeland Security, (DHS), National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, (NCCIC), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI), have...

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Marriott Data Breach: What You Need To Know

December 3rd, 2018 by admin

Heads up if you’ve stayed or made reservations at a Marriott or Starwood property over the last decade. A major security issue was just announced and the scope of the problem is actually quite astonishing. Here’s what you need to know about the Marriott International data breach. What is the Marriott...

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What Is Small Business Saturday? (November 24th, 2018)

November 23rd, 2018 by admin

How do you usually shop when you need something like a gift for a friend, a new pair of shoes, or a bike for your son or daughter? Today more than ever before, Americans make a beeline for the computer or a big box store when it comes to getting through their shopping list. And it’s not just clothes,...

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How You Can Celebrate Entrepreneurs’ Day in 2018?

November 20th, 2018 by admin

Look around you. Your desk lamp, your headphones, that smartphone in your hands — everything you own and use daily was created in the mind of an entrepreneur. Sure, it may be mass-produced now, but at one time, every item in existence had to be thought up, created, and marketed for the very first time....

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What Are We Most Frightened Of This Halloween?

October 26th, 2018 by admin

7 Cyberattack Facts This Halloween we’re celebrating by sharing some scary cyberattack facts. Why? Because, unfortunately, cyber attacks are increasing. The cyber threat landscape is rapidly becoming more of a concern. Not only are businesses seeing an increase in the number of attacks, but these cyber...

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Do You Have Good Computer Habits?

October 24th, 2018 by admin

We know it’s important to have good habits in many parts of our lives, from our work to our daily hygiene. However, quite a few of us forget that we need to have good computer habits, too. Developing wise practices in connection with our computers and smartphones can make our lives much easier and help...

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Happy Spreadsheet Day!!!

October 17th, 2018 by admin

What Are You Doing for Spreadsheet Day? Spreadsheets: some people love them, some people hate them, and some people are a little afraid of them. No matter which category you may currently fall into, you probably know that spreadsheets are vital to the inner workings of organizations ranging in size...

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October 16th Is Steve Jobs Day

October 16th, 2018 by admin

Steve Jobs Day Sheds Light On Apple Founder’s Legacy In today’s modern world, the name “Apple” has become synonymous with technology. It’s no wonder then that Steve Jobs, the company’s late co-founder, has become such an influential figure in American history. His contributions are well documented in...

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How To Ensure A Secure Home Network

October 9th, 2018 by admin

Most homeowners and renters understand the importance of home security. In fact, in today’s world, it’s not uncommon for homeowners to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on home protection. But while securing your belongings is considered good common sense, homeowners don’t as often consider...

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Google Shutting Down Google+

October 8th, 2018 by admin

Google+ Social Media App Will Soon Move Off Into The Sunset Google+ has never really been a popular social media network. In fact, most people say they’ve never used it and don’t know how it works. So it’s not too surprising to hear that Google has finally decided to pull the plug. Google just announced...

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New Gift Card Scam Hits Just In Time For The Holidays

October 1st, 2018 by admin

There’s a new Gift Card scam going around that has already cost consumers lots of money, frustration, and headaches. Here’s how it works. You’ll get an email from a friend or relative asking you to go buy them a gift card. The email will say that your friend or relative has been busy or sick and unable...

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Important News: Potential Facebook Data Breach

September 28th, 2018 by admin

Facebook Was Breached Were You Or A Facebook Friend Affected? Facebook has confirmed that more than 50 million user accounts have been breached. They made the announcement today, Friday, September 28th.  However, their engineering team discovered the security breach back on Tuesday, September 25th,...

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What’s New in the September Update of Office 365?

September 28th, 2018 by admin

The September update of Office 365 includes some major additions and changes to tools such as Microsoft Teams, PowerPoint, and Excel, just to name a few. It is important to keep up with these developments, so here is a list of the major advancements of which you need to be aware. Microsoft Teams: Skype,...

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Did You Know That October Is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month?

September 26th, 2018 by admin

Online security is something that should get everyone’s attention. Threats exist all around us: ransomware, viruses, spyware, social engineering attacks and more. There’s so much you need to know to keep your personal and business information safe.   But… where do you start? As trusted cybersecurity...

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Can Business Benefit From Microsoft Office 365?

September 14th, 2018 by admin

In today’s business world, it’s important for companies to stay ahead of the trends when it comes to the latest in tools for productivity. Office suites like Microsoft’s Office 365 have become popular among organizations hoping for more effective performance and communication. With Office 365’s subscription...

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