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Akira Ransomware Has Impacted Over 250 Organizations

Akira ransomware continues to threaten businesses across North America, Europe, and Australia. Now targeting both Windows and Linux systems, it has impacted over 250 organizations and led to around $42 million USD in stolen money. Akira, along with other types of ransomware, continues to be a challenge for unprepared businesses.What Is Akira Ransomware? How a Ransomware...

IRS Tax Scams: What To Watch For

We’re now past Tax Day in 2024, which means most people have submitted their taxes unless they filed for an extension or deferment. While many people still await their refund, tax scams are as common as ever. There were over 294,000 IRS identity theft reports in 2023 alone, making it the second most in history. Tax scams come in other forms, too, like unclaimed refunds,...

MFA Bypass: How Hackers Get Past Account Security

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an essential part of account security. With 61% of data breaches involving user credentials, adding even one type of authentication can significantly increase the security of an account. Yet, MFA isn’t entirely foolproof, either. Some hackers will attempt an MFA bypass on specific people or accounts they’re targeting. That can involve...

A Guide to IT Risk Assessments

With everything from cybersecurity threats to simply forgetting to install the latest software patch, a wide range of IT issues happen regularly. Brand damage, industrial sabotage, and IP theft rank among the top 3 IT concerns businesses have. Like most IT issues, those are best countered by being proactive, since acting after an incident doesn’t prevent the damage...

Pretexting: A Cybercrime That Feels Too Real

Pretexting is a subtle yet potent threat, where personal and professional information is often just a few clicks away. With nearly 5 billion social media users globally, people will share everything from family vacations to workplace updates online. While that lets users stay digitally connected with others, it’s also an easy source of information for cybercriminals. By...

Black Friday Scams: What To Watch For

The holiday season is here, bringing with it some of the most anticipated deals of the year. With 95% of customers planning to do holiday shopping online in 2023, it’s also a time that cybercriminals can’t ignore. Black Friday scams come and go with the shoppers, making for a hidden threat for buyers hurrying to get the best prices. With its global reach, Black Friday...

Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023: Secure Our World

With the arrival of October comes Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2023, a collaborative effort between government and private industries to help people better protect their data. Now in its 20th year, a new theme has been chosen: Secure Our World. Unlike previous years, this theme is going to carry over year-round. The reason is simple: cybersecurity awareness doesn’t just...

Nonprofit Sustainability: How an MSP Can Help Drive Success

The mission-driven nature of nonprofits often masks the enormous challenges they face to be financially viable. Resources get stretched thin, and funding is unpredictable, making it difficult for some month to month. While fundraising donations have increased by 4.1% compared to 2022, inflation has caused the overall impact to be smaller. While many Americans generously...

8 Ways Financial IT Services Can Improve Productivity

A core component of financial service companies is information technology (IT), which can support businesses with their digital needs. IT interactions can be complex. When a change happens on one system, it must be reflected elsewhere, whether it’s a money transfer, investment tracking, or a user account accessed remotely. With nearly 15 billion mobile devices...

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