OptfinITy Named Mid-Size Business of the Year at Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber’s Best Business Awards

Posted by - March 04, 2024

Springfield, VA, March 1st, 2024 — OptfinITy, a leading provider of innovative IT solutions, proudly announces its recognition as the Mid-Size Business of the Year at the prestigious Best Business Awards, organized by the Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce. The Best Business Awards celebrates excellence and achievement in various business categories, highlighting companies and… Read more »

Major Victory Against LockBit Ransomware

Posted by - February 22, 2024

Global Takedown and Mitigation Strategies In a significant win against cybercrime, the LockBit ransomware-as-a-service provider has been dismantled by the U.K. National Crime Agency’s Cyber Division, the FBI, and global partners. This action, dealing a severe blow to the group responsible for over 2,000 global victims, highlights the ongoing battle against ransomware threats. LockBit Ransomware… Read more »

Protecting Your Business: Unmasking the Most Common Scam Calls

Posted by - February 20, 2024

Following the recent viral story of the woman who lost $50,000 to a phone scam, the discourse surrounding scam prevention has been renewed. Unfortunately, stories like these are becoming increasingly common and are not only detrimental to individuals – but can be to businesses as well. Below are five of the most common scam calls… Read more »

OnlyFake: The $15 Threat Lurking in the Shadows of AI

Posted by - February 15, 2024

A new AI-powered platform named OnlyFake is generating fake IDs for as low as $15, sparking concerns about potential misuse for criminal activities. OnlyFake’s owner claims these realistic IDs can be created in mere minutes and successfully pass KYC checks at major crypto exchanges. If placed in the wrong hands, this technology could be used… Read more »

OptfinITy Recognized on CRN’s 2024 MSP 500 List

Posted by - February 14, 2024

Springfield, VA, February 12th, 2024 — It was announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named OptfinITy to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer category for 2024. The MSP 500 list compiled by CRN serves as a comprehensive guide to identifying and recognizing the top Managed Service… Read more »

Lurie Hospital Cybersecurity Issue Sparks Network Outage

Posted by - February 06, 2024

Cybersecurity Issue Sparks Network Outage In an unexpected turn of events, Lurie Children’s Hospital is currently facing a major setback due to a network outage, disrupting crucial services such as phones, email, and internet connectivity. The hospital has revealed that this outage results from an ongoing cybersecurity issue, leaving its main facility, outpatient centers, and… Read more »

Are Longer Passwords Safer Against Cyber Attacks?

Posted by - February 05, 2024

A 16-character password may be just as susceptible to a hacking attempt as a short password, according to a recent Specops Software report. Using easily guessable, duplicate, and simple passwords may make it easier for you to remember, but it also makes it easier for hackers to hijack your accounts. With a booming market for… Read more »

Microsoft’s Response to Midnight Blizzard Data Breach

Posted by - February 02, 2024

Immediate Response and Detection On Friday Microsoft released an official statement on its actions following a cyber breach by Nation State Actor Midnight Blizzard against its corporate systems. This breach raises concerns about the ongoing threat from nation-state actors and highlights potential shortcomings in Microsoft’s cyber practices. Common issues such as poor password management and… Read more »

The QR Code Quishing Threat: Unraveling the Risks

Posted by - January 19, 2024

Despite having 2FA enabled, Mandiant, a Google-owned company, was recently the victim of a cyber-attack against their Twitter account with over 100,000 followers. To appear more legitimate, the hackers renamed the account “Phantom” and updated the bio to pose as the Phantom Cryptocurrency wallet. The hackers then used the account to promote links to a… Read more »

5 Essential Cybersecurity Measures for Healthcare Providers: A Guide to Protecting Patient Data

Posted by - January 16, 2024

Healthcare organizations possess vast amounts of sensitive data that cybercriminals may find valuable, making them prime targets for cyberattacks. With the increasing volume of electronic patient data, it’s crucial to ensure the protection and confidentiality of this information. This post explores five essential cybersecurity measures that every healthcare provider should adopt to protect patient data…. Read more »