Malware In Documents Is Latest Hacker Trend

There is a new Threat Spotlight released by Barracuda Networks. One of the biggest trends in 2019 (where threats against businesses of all sizes are concerned) now takes the form of poisoned documents attached to emails. The company analyzed more than 300,000 email samples collected over the past twelve months. They discovered that the frequency of document-based malware attacks increased …

Millions Of Toyota Customers Possibly Affected By Data Breach

In recent months, Japan is a nation under cyber-siege, with several high-profile attacks having been made against the country.  The most recent attack targeted Toyota.  If you own a Toyota or Lexus, it’s possible that at least some of the information you gave to the company has been compromised. Although an investigation into the matter is ongoing, Toyota wasted no …

Breach At Georgia Tech University Exposes Personal Info

If you’ve ever been a student or employee of the Georgia Institute of Technology, be advised that any personally identifiable information the university had on you may have been compromised. Recently, the university reported an instance of unauthorized access into databases connected to its web app. They first discovered evidence of the unauthorized access in mid-December of 2018 and have …

Windows Defender Security Comes To Mac Devices

If you’re a Mac user and looking for next-level antivirus protection, we’ve got some potentially good news. Microsoft recently announced that their enterprise security platform, (Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection) is now available for macOS. To reflect the product’s move away from offering protection exclusively to Windows-based systems, the company tweaked the name of the product.  It is now called …

Several Popular Restaurants Had Credit Cards Stolen

If you frequent any of the following restaurants and paid them a visit between May 23, 2018 through March 18, 2019, your credit card data may have been compromised. The parent company of these chains, Earl Enterprise, recently announced that an unspecified number of store locations were found to have been infected by PoS malware. When taken together, they managed …

Win 7 End of Life

Windows 7 And Our Clients

A decade after introducing Windows 7, Microsoft is ending support for this aging operating system on January 14, 2020. As our client, we are conducting a thorough audit of your resources to determine how the end of Windows 7 will impact your network. Once an operating system enters end-of-life status, Microsoft stops providing security updates. This has serious implications for both …

New Malware Hidden In Emails About Flu Protection

Fear is a fantastic way to spread malware, which is why hackers around the world are using the fear of a flu pandemic as a hook to install a nasty strain of ransomware. Researchers at MyOnlineSecurity have detected a cunning email campaign which spoofs the Centers for Disease Control and bears headlines warning of a Flu Pandemic. The message is …

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Welcoming Two New Team Members!

Please join us in welcoming two recent additions to our I.T. Solutions of South Florida family – Mike Gavaghen and Megan Knipper! Mike fills a unique role with us as the Vice President of Management Solutions and Megan is our newest Network Engineer. While their titles are different, Mike and Megan both share the goal of providing technology solutions in …

New Phishing Attack Targets Amex And Netflix Users

If you do business with either American Express (AMEX) or Netflix, be on the alert.  Windows Defender Security Intel has recently reported the detection of two major new phishing-style campaigns aimed at the customers of both businesses. Recipients have been receiving emails that appear identical to official Netflix and American Express communications. In both cases, the ultimate goal is to …

MySpace Permanently Lost Large Amounts Of User Data

Are you or were you a MySpace user?  If so, we have bad news. The struggling company recently announced that when they attempted to migrate all user data to new servers, something in the process went wrong. As a result, massive amounts of user data was lost. The only way to describe the loss is catastrophic, with the company reporting …