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How to Protect Against COVID-19 Phishing Scams and Malware

Cyber criminals are preying on your corona virus fears to attack your technology networks. Hackers know all too well that during uncertain times—whether it’s international conflict or coronavirus—people become desperate for information and reassurance. In fact, a coronavirus-related domain is 50 percent more likely to be malicious than any other domain! One of the most…

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How to Stop Cybersecurity Breaches as They Happen

ACE IT Solutions has partnered with enSilo to provide our clients with comprehensive and affordable endpoint protection The detect-then-decide approach simply can’t keep up with today’s threats. enSilo provides a multi-layered, pre- and post-infection protection, that stops advanced malware real-time. Sophisticated malware is the new weapon of choice for criminals and nation states.  A multilayered self-defending security solution–agnostic to…

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DNC, Russia and Spearphishing: Educate Employees about Phishing Emails and Strengthen Your Defenses

With a trick as simple as spearphishing, hackers were able to create massive chaos around the 2016 election. It all started with a standard-looking security request from Google for John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, to change his password. Two days later, Russian hackers stole — and later leaked — more than 50,000 of Podesta’s private…

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What You Need to Know About WannaCry Ransomware

The WannaCry Ransomware attack has been touted as the biggest ransomware attack in history. The attack has engulfed businesses around the world, bringing many large enterprises and hospitals to a standstill. The ransomware affects Microsoft Systems, particularly older, unpatched operating systems such as XP. Microsoft released a patch for versions of Windows it no longer supports…

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Restore Systems After Ransomware without Paying

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority (SFMTA) was hit with a ransomware attack the morning of Friday, Nov. 25. It is reported that the hacker demanded approximately $73,000 USD to restore operations. Fortunately, the SFMTA had an information technology team in place and backup systems that allowed the SFMTA to bounce back without paying a cent.…

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Protecting Your Network From Ransomware: Tips from the FBI

Ransomware is the fastest growing malware threat, targeting users in all industries and businesses of all sizes. On average, more than 4,000 ransomware attacks have occurred daily since January 1, 2016. This is a 300-percent increase over the approximately 1,000 attacks per day seen in 2015. What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a form of malware that…

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Business’ Biggest Security Threat: Phishing

Phishing – the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details  or other financial information, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an email – is a major cyber security threat to businesses and their customers. In fact, phishing attacks jumped 19% in 2013. Approximately 156 million phishing emails are sent every day, with close to 16 million successfully…

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Fight Ransomware with Offsite Backup

CryptoWall ransomware has been known to do some serious damage. The ransomware takes down networks by encrypting files so that the target must pay a ransom to get access to files. This type of attack tempts most businesses to pay up rather than face the serious costs caused by days of downtime. The latest version of…

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Tips for Safe Internet Use

Information to help avoid today’s most common cyber threats Your employees are a key component in protecting the security of your business’ technology infrastructure. Most employees will use the Internet on a daily basis without incidences, but it can harbor some hidden dangers. These risks can include exposure of sensitive information and infection by malware,…

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Scareware: Protect Your Network from Fake Anti-Viruses

Fake antivirus, or scareware, uses social engineering to lure users to malicious sites and scare them into paying for fake threat removal tools. It is one of the most frequently encountered threats on the web today according to SophosLabs. Scareware pretends to be security software that finds dangerous threats lurking on your computer. The initial…

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