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The 5 Most Costly Types of IT-Related Cybercrimes

09-Jul-2018 14:08:22 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in computer security, hackers, scams, hacking, theft, servers, small business, security, protection, ransomware, phishing, passwords, fraud, firewall, data breach, cybersecurity, cyberattack, cybercrime, cyber threats, cyber, computers, cloud, business, breaches, anti virus

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Business Email Scammers Put Behind Bars

09-Jul-2018 12:21:36 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in anti virus, business, Business operations, computers, cyber attacks, cyber, cyber crime, cybersecurity, cybercrime, cyberattack, email, Disaster Recovery, fraud, IT Support, london, office 365, phishing, security, small business, ransomware

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PDF Files: Handy for Businesses — and Hackers

19-Apr-2018 22:14:57 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in hackers, pdf, hacking, security, ransomware, IT, helpdesk, fraud, data breach, cybersecurity, cyberattack, cybercrime, cyber, business, Backup, anti virus

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PDF files are the No. 1 type of file used in cyberattacks. Find out why hackers like to use them and how to protect your business.

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SamSam Is on the Loose and Headed for a Server Near You

19-Apr-2018 14:32:52 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in ransomware, samsam, cybersecurity, software, hacking, small business, Server, security, phishing, passwords, IT Support, IT Services, IT, helpdesk, firewall, Disaster Recovery, data backup, cybercrime, cyber threats, cyberattack, cyber, cloud, business, breach, anti virus

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In March 2018, the SamSam ransomware ravaged Atlanta’s computer systems, bringing many city services to a halt. This wasn’t the first time hackers used this ransomware to wreak havoc and it won’t be the last. Learn how SamSam differs from most other ransomware.

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How to Protect Your Business from Credential Stuffing Attacks

19-Apr-2018 14:21:00 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in theft, technology, support, solutions, small business, service, security, ransomware, protection, policy, phishing, passwords, MSP, IT Support, IT Services, london, helpdesk, fraud, firewall, fileless attacks, Disaster Recovery, data breach, data backup, Data, cybersecurity, cybercrime, cyberattack, cyber threats, cyber, computers, cloud, breaches, breach, Backup, anti virus, Business operations, business

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Around 5 billion stolen credentials are available on the dark web, and cybercriminals like to use them in credential stuffing attacks. Learn how credential stuffing attacks work and what you can do to protect your company from them.

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The Devastating Effects of Cyberattacks on Small Businesses

01-Feb-2018 12:14:28 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in anti virus, business, cyber, cyber attacks, cyber threats, News, protection, security, small business

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Can a cyberattack put your small business out of business? Possibly. Will it cost your company dearly? Most definitely.

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Would You Pay to Get Your Business’s Data Back?

16-Jan-2018 12:42:42 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cybersecurity, firewall, solutions, Business operations, cyber crime, News, phishing, ransomware, theft, anti virus, business, cyber, cyberattack, fraud, gdpr, protection, security, small business

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If you came to work one morning and found that your company was the victim of a ransomware attack, would you pay the ransom? Find out why security experts recommend not giving into hackers’ demands and why many organizations do not heed this advice.

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4 Security and Privacy Dangers Businesses Might Encounter in 2018

09-Jan-2018 19:09:04 / by Chris Selby-Rickards posted in cloud computing, cybersecurity, firewall, Business operations, Data, IT, News, phishing, ransomware, theft, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyber, cyber threat, cyberattack, cybercrime, email, gdpr, passwords, protection, security, small business

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Data breaches and ransomware are not the only dangers your business might face in 2018. Here are four predictions you should be aware of when developing your security and data privacy strategies.

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Hackers Are Masquerading as Trusted Business Contacts

04-Dec-2017 13:15:38 / by Ben Spector posted in cloud computing, cybersecurity, Business operations, IT, News, phishing, ransomware, support, theft, anti virus, business, computers, cyber, cyber threats, cyberattack, cybercrime, email, fraud, passwords, protection, security

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5 Ways a Managed Services Provider Can Make Your Life Easier

22-Oct-2017 11:58:21 / by Ben Spector posted in cloud computing, cybersecurity, network, solutions, helpdesk, IT, News, service, support, anti virus, business, cloud, computers, cyber, cyberattack, cybercrime, managed, protection, security, small business, wireless

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Managed services providers (MSPs) are lifesavers for business owners and executives to manage their IT equipment and services. Among many other things, MSPs update software, provide data backup solutions, and keep files safe from hackers.

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