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QNAP NAS Drive

New Ransomware targets QNAP NAS Drives

A new form of ransomware called eCh0raixis is targeting QNAP NAS Drives, exploiting vulnerabilities in the device and brute-forcing passwords to encrypt the contents. eCh0raix connects to a command-and-control server on the internet and then begins the encryption process, creating an AES-256 encryption key to lock the files with a .encrypt extension. Users are then

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British Airways

ICO issues £183 million GDPR fine to British Airways

British Airways has been fined more than £183m by the Information Commissioner’s Office after hackers stole the personal data of half a million of the airline’s customers. The ICO said its investigation found that the incident involved customer details including login, payment card, name, address and travel booking information being harvested after being diverted to

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Scam

New website extortion scam

The latest email scam campaign is an email warning you that your website will be forced offline, and your online reputation ruined if you do not pay a ransom fee. The Scammers request a payment of over £2,000, and warn that they will do ‘tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of damage if you do

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Scam

New Office 365 email scam

The latest email threat is a fake warning message from the “Office 365 Team”, warning that a large number of files have been deleted from your account. The body of the email is typically worded like this: If you click on the “View alert details” link, you will be taken to a fake Microsoft account

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IT & GDPR Consultancy

GDPR one year on

It’s coming up on one year since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became law, and part of the compliance process for every organisation is to undertake regular reviews and have a continuous improvement policy. So now is a good time to review your GDPR processes, documentation, training and staff awareness. Some points you should

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Disaster Recovery Plan

46% of UK businesses don’t trust their disaster recovery plan

Nearly half of businesses in the UK (46%) are not confident their business continuity plans are up to date, according to a report from Databarracks. The report says that organisations are being regularly exposed to potential business disruptions because of poor business continuity management. Business resiliency in the face of disruption starts with good governance

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Hacking

Hackers are increasingly targeting senior executives

According to Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, senior executives are twelve times more likely to be the target of “social incidents”, and nine times more likely to be the target of social breaches than in years past. Read the full report here https://enterprise.verizon.com/resources/executivebriefs/2019-dbir-executive-brief.pdf

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We're Recruiting

We’re recruiting

We currently have a vacancy for an IT support engineer. Suitable candidates should have experience in computer networking, resolving server and network issues, configuring routers and VPN connections, PC set up and data migration etc. Candidates should also: Have good customer relationship skills Be reliable and flexible Have good problem solving skills Have good attention

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World Backup Day

Today is World Backup Day 2019

Have you given any thought as to what would happen if you lost your documents? What if your computer was infected with ransomware? Have you analyzed what data is important and, more importantly, how to keep it protected? It’s the goal of World Backup Day, “celebrated” on the 31st of March every year, to bring

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Safer Internet Day 2019

Today is Safer Internet Day 2019

Safer Internet Day 2019 is celebrated globally on Tuesday 5th February with the slogan: ‘Together for a better Internet’. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre the celebration sees hundreds of organisations get involved and join a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. The day offers the opportunity

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Windows 7

End of Support for Windows 7

After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7. They will then be less secure and more likely to be a target for attack, so your business needs to start planning now to migrate to Windows 10. The good news is that we can help make

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EU Data Protection Day

Today is Data Protection Day 2019

Your personal data is being processed every second – at work, by public authorities, in the health field, when you buy goods or services, travel or surf the Internet. Individuals are generally unfamiliar with the risks related to the protection of their personal data and of their rights in this respect. They are seldom aware

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