New Malware Targeting Windows Users

Posted by - October 11, 2023

If you’re a Windows user, you may be at risk to a malicious remote access virus called ZenRAT, according to The Hacker News. The malware exists on fake websites claiming association with Bitwarden, an open-source password manager. When downloading links for Linux or macOS on the downloads page, windows users are directed to a different… Read more »

Your Go-To Cloud Application May be at Risk

Posted by - October 03, 2023

Security threats for third-party applications are nothing new. Many businesses have opted to integrate these popular applications (such as Salesforce, Google Workspace, and Microsoft 365) to facilitate important day to day operations. However, concerns with the security of third-party apps have arisen with the introduction of malicious apps by bad actors. While this strategy has… Read more »

OptfinITy Acquires Fairfax IT Firm

Posted by - July 01, 2021

Springfield, VA July 1, 2021– OptfinITy, LLC, one of the world’s premier managed service providers as ranked on the prestigious 2020 Channel Futures MSP 501 list, is proud to announce the acquisition of Metro Managed IT. Since 2004, Metro Managed IT has established a sterling reputation for delivering enterprise-level managed IT solutions for small and… Read more »

Does Remote Work Impact Security?

Posted by - March 30, 2021

Remote work has become a way of life for so many of us. It makes a lot of things harder. Communication, focus, and task management have all become more difficult. One of the things hardest hit by remote work is our online security. An overall increase in teleworking makes it harder for companies and workers… Read more »

TA542: It’s Spear-Phishing Season Again.

Posted by - December 10, 2020

When people think of spam emails, it’s usually phishing that comes to mind. These are the emails that make up your junk folder: a truly frightening combination of poor grammar, bad spelling, and vulgarity that makes you question how anyone can fall for a phishing attack. Spear-phishing has become the new way to create a… Read more »

Is Zoom Back in Business?

Posted by - November 30, 2020

Work-from-home is the reality for so many of us during the coronavirus pandemic. Being out of the office has its challenges: interrupting kids, spotty internet, and endless miscommunications! However, online meetings have become the symbol of this new working environment, especially the virtual meeting app ‘Zoom’. Part of the app’s popularity was its security. Zoom… Read more »

Your Computer May Be ‘Fully Compromised’

Posted by - November 20, 2020

The world’s largest software registry, NPM, removed three packages from their site on Thursday after discovering that they contained malicious code.  Each of the packages were ‘libraries’ for the coding language JavaScript.  A library is a collection of resources often used for software development. Because libraries can contain so many different types of data, they… Read more »

The Hack is Coming From Inside the House!

Posted by - November 10, 2020

Sometimes it seems like it’s impossible to keep your business safe. Software is constantly improving. Cybercriminals are becoming more technologically savvy. The list of security to-do’s is growing ever longer. With all that happening, it can be hard to figure out where to start. One option is to hire someone to do the heavy lifting… Read more »

Stolen Netflix Logins And Bank Credentials Sold for Cheap On The Dark Web

Posted by - September 29, 2020

The number of cybersecurity breaches, rise in online scams and cold-call phishing has increased since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic with crooks buying personal data on the Dark Web that allows them to target individuals. The Dark Web fraud marketplace is a lucrative place with stolen data being sold anywhere from $4 for passwords for… Read more »

Cyberthreats Against Your Company May Start as Low as $40

Posted by - September 23, 2020

As cyberthreats and attacks continue to increase, a recent report by Positive Technologies reveals an analysis that exposes why that is. The report shows the costs of many cybercrime services across the dark web are surprisingly cheap. According to the report, the costs of cybercrime services can begin from as low as $40 to $4,500…. Read more »