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Beware of fake purchasing order scam

Gardaí are warning businesses of a purchase order scam, following a spate of incidents in Cork recently. In this scam the fraudsters will attempt to order items from suppliers by providing them with a fake purchasing orders purporting to come from a legitimate and trusted buyer. How does it work? You, the supplier will

2017-07-08T20:35:37+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Scams|Comments Off on Beware of fake purchasing order scam

Ransomware – The Complete Survival Guide

In light of the recent global ransomware attacks by the Wannacry virus and the more recent Petrwrap virus, we at IT.ie decided to serialise a number of Blog post to help our clients and friends in business, greatly reduce their chances of a cyber-attack. The piece that follows is a single document constructed from our

2017-07-18T12:24:21+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Ransomware – The Complete Survival Guide

Cybercrime Part 4 – Lessons learned

In the final part in this series on cybercrime, I will highlight some other forms of cybercrime that you should be aware of and that have the potential to negatively impact your business operations. I will then finish off by summarising what has been covered throughout the series in a section titled "lessons learned" Other

2017-07-04T19:40:20+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Websites|Comments Off on Cybercrime Part 4 – Lessons learned

Cybercrime Part 3 – Fighting the Attack

In Part 2 of this series on cybercrime I explained what Phishing is and how a particular form of phishing, known as ransomware has come to prominence and accounts for a reported 97% of all phishing attacks. In this section I will explain the steps we at IT.ie highly recommend that you immediately take

2017-07-04T19:40:45+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Cybercrime Part 3 – Fighting the Attack

Cybercrime Part 2 – Prepare for the Attack

In part 1 of this series on cyber crime, I explained its origins and that in its infancy, hacking was a tool used to improve early computer programs and not originally designed with theft in mind. To be fair to hackers, the majority have no interest whatsoever in engaging in illegal activity. In fact many

2017-07-04T19:41:22+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Cybercrime Part 2 – Prepare for the Attack

Cybercrime Part 1 – A Brief History

In light of the recent global ransomware attack by the Wannacry virus, I have decided to put together a series of posts to help you, the business owner greatly reduce your chances of a cyber-attack. Before I get into this, let me be very clear - nobody can give a guarantee that you won’t

2017-07-04T19:41:51+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Cybercrime Part 1 – A Brief History

Online Backup v Online Storage

It can be tricky understand the difference between online backup services vs cloud storage service. Both services effectively store your information in the cloud but offer a very different feature set. Knowing the difference between the two is vital to helping you understand what you can expect when you look to the cloud for

2017-07-04T19:44:23+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Online Backup v Online Storage

RANSOMWARE: Common Bad Practices Are Your Biggest Threat

    2016 was without doubt, the year where ransomware became a real threat to business’s worldwide. Ireland has not escaped the reach of global cybercriminals. Dell EMC has described it as one of the biggest cyber threats ever, to both SME’s and large multinationals. Unlike phishing, up 115% in the second quarter of

2017-07-04T19:44:39+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Ransomware, Scams, Security, Uncategorized, Virus|Comments Off on RANSOMWARE: Common Bad Practices Are Your Biggest Threat

Domain Scam – Data Assortment Ireland

Here's another scam which surfaced in January of this year. This one is very similar to the Internet Register Ireland scam. Note the discreet advertisement payment of €958 which it seems is "valid for the next three years".  You should promptly assort this data into your bin!    

2017-02-09T13:48:04+00:00 March 11th, 2014|Scams|Comments Off on Domain Scam – Data Assortment Ireland

CryptoLocker Ransomware. Your Files held to Ransom!

If you are unlucky enough to have been hit by the CryptoLocker ransomware virus, I’m afraid you’re not going to receive any solace from this article. In a nutshell, this software encrypts all office related documents and in some cases images on your desktop pc or laptop. Worse again, if you’re connected to an office

2017-02-09T13:48:04+00:00 October 8th, 2013|Scams|Comments Off on CryptoLocker Ransomware. Your Files held to Ransom!