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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+00:00October 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+00:00September 25th, 2018|Data Protection, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Latest Email Scams

Email is the Number One Threat Vector

The greatest threat to your organisation is sitting in the inboxes of your employees. Email is still the number one threat vector and a major weak link in your IT security. The truth of the matter is that many of us have become complacent and just want to get through the many emails that

2018-09-04T19:39:28+00:00July 5th, 2018|Data Protection, Marketing, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Email is the Number One Threat Vector

Android Ransomware

I would love to be spending my time writing positive pieces about IT and the world of technology and believe me, there are many positive stories I could write. Unfortunately in the fast paced cyber world we find ourselves operating in, I am increasingly finding it necessary to forewarn our clients and friends on

2017-09-13T09:56:12+00:00August 27th, 2017|Mobile Devices, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Android Ransomware

The Importance PCI DSS Compliance

With the ongoing threat from cybercriminals using both high and low tech methods of identity theft, your data is your most prized possession. Like it or not you are no longer a person with a single identity. As we rely more and more on digital means to make our professional and personal lives more

2017-08-13T19:58:26+00:00August 13th, 2017|Data Protection, E-Commerce, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on The Importance PCI DSS Compliance

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+00:00June 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+00:00June 14th, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Cybercrime Part 3 – Fighting 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+00:00May 30th, 2017|Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Cybercrime Part 1 – A Brief History

Ransomware Market Share

Yes, this is a thing now! I can’t believe I’m writing a post about the leader in Ransomware. But it is 2017 and we’re now entering the formative years of this relatively new threat… Cerber, has been one of the most active malware families over the past year and has increased its share of the

2017-07-04T19:42:26+00:00May 4th, 2017|Ransomware|Comments Off on Ransomware Market Share