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Brute Force Ransomware Attacks are on the Increase: A Strong Password Policy is your Best Defence

2019-09-30T12:21:59+01:00September 30th, 2019|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Brute Force Ransomware Attacks are on the Increase: A Strong Password Policy is your Best Defence Recent research by leading cybersecurity firms such as SonicWall, McAfee and F-Secure has found that brute force attacks are now the preferred means of spreading ransomware however, phishing emails remain

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Clicking on links accounts for 99% of all of email attacks

2019-09-30T12:45:48+01:00September 23rd, 2019|Scams, Security|

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Just over a year ago we published an article looking at how email is the number one threat vector and unfortunately this hasn’t changed. According to Danny Palmer of ZDNet, 99% of email attacks rely on the victims clicking on links. A very small number of attacks

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The IT.ie Trinity – Meet the Family

2019-09-15T18:43:10+01:00September 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Back in 2004 our journey began when PCtechnix was founded by Eamon Gallagher. We primarily operated as a break/fix IT Support Company, for clients in the Dublin region. From the very start we understood that if we wanted to be successful then we had to work hard to ensure that our clients IT was

Beware of the latest Phishing Scam that Targets Your Google Calendar

2019-08-06T15:47:37+01:00July 2nd, 2019|Data Protection, Scams, Security, Virus|

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin No matter where you go online, you can expect the scammers to be waiting to try and take advantage of you. Most of us are used to seeing scams pop up in our inboxes on a daily basis. By now you know the drill, if in

SIM Card Swap Scam

2019-08-06T15:52:34+01:00March 21st, 2019|Data Protection, Mobile Devices, Scams|

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on pinterest What is SIM Card Swap Scam? This isn’t a new type of fraud but up until recently it hasn’t been reported in Ireland. SIM Card Swap Scam is when criminals dupe a mobile service provider into assigning a mobile number to a new sim. The legitimate

Domain Registration Scam

2019-01-10T12:16:45+01:00January 10th, 2019|Data Protection, Scams, Security|

IT.ie would like to advise our clients to be on the lookout for a new email scam that's doing the rounds at the moment.  If you receive an email from DNS Ireland, you should simply ignore or right click and block the sender. This is an example of the email that is typically received. We

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Avoid Malicious Spam and have a Very Merry Christmas

2018-12-20T10:56:25+01:00December 19th, 2018|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|

Avoid Malicious Spam and have a very Merry Christmas Days Hours Minutes Seconds Christmas is a particularly prevalent time for malicious spam messages.  In addition to the regular email phishing, phones are also targeted through SMS Phising (smishing) and malicious links embedded in popular messaging apps.  Another popular attack vector with cyber criminals is

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