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Cybercriminals will exploit Remote Workers during COVID-19 Crisis

2020-03-26T11:04:01+00:00March 22nd, 2020|Data Protection, Remote Support, Scams, Security|

I believe, however, that an element of complacency will set in with remote workers owing to the physical disconnect from HQ that will likely lead to many users and business falling victim to cybercriminals who are taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Is Your Business Remote Working Ready?

2020-03-08T20:39:43+00:00March 7th, 2020|Microsoft, Office 365, Productivity|

There’s been a lot of talk about “Remote Working” over the past number of days in light of the spread of the Coronavirus, however, the adoption of remote working had seen significant growth long before Coronavirus was on anyone’s radar. Remote working is a viable option for many but unfortunately for many more, it is not.

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Five Tips to Avoid Phishing Attacks

2020-01-27T20:03:44+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|

Practically everyone has heard of or read about phishing emails and the reason we all know about them is that they just won’t go away. As far back as 2010, we were warning our clients about these malicious emails

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Ireland’s Most Popular Google Searches of 2019

2019-12-19T12:25:53+00:00December 19th, 2019|Google, Humour|

As 2019 draws to a close, we look back on the most popular Google search queries in Ireland for 2019. Some are obvious while others, not so much, at least for the middle-aged author of this post. The most popular overall search term was Rugby World Cup, however given our performance in the tournament, I

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5 Reasons why Teams is Microsoft’s favourite child

2019-12-16T22:54:38+00:00December 12th, 2019|Microsoft, Software|

Microsoft Teams isn’t new but there still remains some confusion as to what it actually is and how it can help improve workplace productivity. Is it just another chat app? Is it an upgrade of Microsoft Skype for Business? Microsoft Teams is so much more than just another chat app and while having some of

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IDS Ireland Domain Name Scam

2020-02-13T10:00:00+00:00November 21st, 2019|Scams, Security|

We have been contacted by a number of our customers seeking advice after receiving an email from an entity calling itself IDS Ireland soliciting them to buy a domain associated with their brand. The mail suggests that someone has requested to register your brand name with a .eu or .com address and they are offering you a first registration option for these domains. Back in January, many small businesses in Ireland received almost identical emails from what appears to be the same source but then calling itself DNS Ireland. The current website they are using is similar to the one they used back in January, with slightly different branding and a different business address.

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Invoice Redirect Scam

2019-11-11T12:28:05+00:00November 11th, 2019|Scams, Security|

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedinOwing to a sharp increase of reported incidents of Invoice Redirect Fraud, we are republishing this post, originally drafted in 2018. Business owners and their staff should be extra vigilant after two companies lost over €700,000 in recent weeks to this simple but effective scam.How does it

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Don’t be tricked this Halloween. October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

2019-10-24T15:59:54+01:00October 24th, 2019|Ransomware, Scams, Security|

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Halloween is the one night of the year when ghosts and ghouls freely roam the streets, however in this brave new online world that we all inhabit scary stuff isn’t limited to a single day. Disguised as cyber threats, digital ghosts and ghouls are ever-present, waiting

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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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