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Guest Post: Scammer, Meet Hacker

Kyle Bubp from Savage Security recently wrote a three part blog post series highlighting a real-world scam targeted at us, The IT Company. Here's the basic background: A few months ago we were targeted by overseas scammers in a unique and interesting way. The scammers didn't as much target The IT Company, as they posed [...]

October 31st, 2017|Categories: CEO FRaud, Social Engineering|Tags: , , |

ALERT: New Ransomware Strain Targeting Very Specific Users

A new strain of Ransomware called "Defray" is spreading it's way around. This is different in how it is being targeted and distributed. The distribution of Defray has several notable characteristics: •Defray is currently being spread via Microsoft Word document attachments in email •The campaigns are as small as several messages each •The lures are [...]

Scam Alert!!

Be on the ALERT and don't be fooled by job scams: Recently scammers from overseas have been impersonating persons from The IT Company in an effort to extort money and personally identifiable information. Details about the scam are below, in the mean time remember: - The IT Company will NEVER contact anyone for a potential [...]

August 24th, 2017|Categories: Fraud|Tags: |

Security ALERT: New Ransomware Strain Attacking

Many technical and traditional news outlets have been reporting a widespread global outbreak of a new strain of an old ransomware virus that is rapidly spreading. For more information on the specifics see the links below. What should you do? 1. Immediately notify your staff, friends and family to take extra precautions when looking at [...]

August 17th, 2017|Categories: Phishing, Ransomware, Social Engineering|Tags: , , , , |