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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

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

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

2019-09-30T12:45:48+01:00September 23rd, 2019|Scams, Security|Comments Off on Clicking on links accounts for 99% of all of email attacks

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

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+01:00January 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+01:00December 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+01:00November 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

Latest Email Scams

Unfortunately the scammers aren't going away and I think it's fair to say that this is going to get worse before it gets better and that's if it gets better at all. The fact is that despite the efforts of the many security companies to stay ahead of the cyber-criminals, it can be extremely difficult to stop

2018-09-25T10:25:19+01:00September 25th, 2018|Data Protection, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Latest Email Scams

How to check if your Twitter Account has been hacked

Have you ever wondered if your Twitter account has been hacked and who may have gained access to it?While a bit late to the party, after Google and Facebook, Twitter now lets you know any and all devices that have logged into your account. Twitter has also rolled out a new security feature for its

2018-09-13T15:22:11+01:00September 13th, 2018|Data Protection, Mobile Devices, Scams, Security, Social Networking|Comments Off on How to check if your Twitter Account has been hacked