Did you know your COMPANY’S bank account doesn’t enjoy the same protections as a personal bank account when it comes to fraud? If a hacker takes money from your business account, the bank is NOT responsible for replacing your funds.
Update, Update, Update.
Yet another “ransomware” is running rampant in Europe (primarily the Ukraine) , and it can be avoided with windows updates; that’s it. Petya-Mischa/notPetya/Nyetya whatever they are calling now, is based off of the same exploit Wannacry/Wannacrypt took advantage of, EternalBlue. This time the attack has become more potent, instead of encrypting specific files it encrypts your MFT (Master File Table). Basically it renders your operating system useless, and the ransom is in bitcoin (about $300). According to this Forbes.com article, as of June 27, 2017 only 22 payments had been made. The really bad news here is that the email account linked to the ransomware has been shut down and there is no way of getting your files back apart from a restore. If you do not have backups of your data, it is gone; sounds like a waste of money to me . Unless you have been living under a rock,… [Read More]
By now you’ve heard of the ransomware infection known as WannaCrypt or WannaCry. Initially spread through email, once the ransomware found a target, it infected vulnerable machines on the same network via a flaw in Microsoft SMB on older, unpatched systems. Consequently, this is how it spread to so many systems so quickly. Microsoft has since released a security patch to plug the hole in older versions of windows, something that Microsoft rarely does.
If your business systems are not fully patched at this point, do it now…. [Read More]
Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) keeping you up to date…
TelStrong’s Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) solution covers your business from desktop to firewall, and all the moving parts in-between. RMM gives us the means to patch, update, and protect your servers and desktops; along with the ability to remotely login to all machines. This offering affords us the aptitude to quickly assess problems and remediate issues…. [Read More]