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Cybercriminals will exploit Remote Workers during COVID-19 Crisis

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.

2020-03-26T11:04:01+00:00March 22nd, 2020|Data Protection, Remote Support, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Cybercriminals will exploit Remote Workers during COVID-19 Crisis

Five Tips to Avoid Phishing Attacks

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

2020-01-27T20:03:44+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Five Tips to Avoid Phishing Attacks

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

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

2019-09-30T12:21:59+01:00September 30th, 2019|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Brute Force Ransomware Attacks are on the Increase: A Strong Password Policy is your Best Defence

Beware of the latest Phishing Scam that Targets Your Google Calendar

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

2019-08-06T15:47:37+01:00July 2nd, 2019|Data Protection, Scams, Security, Virus|0 Comments

SIM Card Swap Scam

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

2019-08-06T15:52:34+01:00March 21st, 2019|Data Protection, Mobile Devices, Scams|0 Comments

Domain Registration Scam

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

2019-01-10T12:16:45+00:00January 10th, 2019|Data Protection, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Domain Registration Scam

Avoid Malicious Spam and have a Very Merry Christmas

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

2018-12-20T10:56:25+00:00December 19th, 2018|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Avoid Malicious Spam and have a Very Merry Christmas

Our Top Tips to Keep Your Data Safe

“It won’t happen to me”. Believe me, it probably will, so don't be a target. We're all at risk, no matter how vigilant we are, however the more vigilant you are the less likely you are to fall victim to a cyber-attack. The stakes are high, and you have a responsibility to protect your company’s

2018-11-15T13:13:59+00:00November 13th, 2018|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Our Top Tips to Keep Your Data Safe

FilesL0cker Ransomeware

SonicWall Capture Labs are reporting that a new variant of the FILESLOCKER ransomware is actively spreading. FilesL0cker RAN$OMWARE (aslo known as FilesLocker) is a ransomware that encrypts files on your computer, effectively locking you out. As with all ransomware the cybercriminals will demand a ransom, payable in bitcoin, to allow you access your own

2018-10-25T12:43:09+01:00October 25th, 2018|Data Protection, Ransomware, Security|Comments Off on FilesL0cker Ransomeware