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 »

Can Hackers Still Bypass 2FA?

Posted by - January 10, 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 »

Use of Blockchain Poses New Cybersecurity Risks

Posted by - December 14, 2023

Blockchain technology is most commonly associated with cryptocurrencies, but it has many potential applications for cybersecurity. Blockchain is a decentralized ledger that records transactions securely and transparently. This makes it ideal for storing sensitive data such as financial records or personally identifiable information. However, the use of blockchain also poses new cybersecurity risks. For example,… Read more »

23andMe Data Breach Impacts 6 Million Users

Posted by - December 08, 2023

23andMe, the popular genetic testing company, reported a data breach in October, which was later found to have impacted nearly 14,000 user accounts. Unfortunately, recent information has uncovered that the actual impact of the breach extended much further than a small fraction of users. According to Wired, the attackers collected the personal data of around… Read more »

Android iMessage App Shut Down Over Privacy Concerns

Posted by - November 27, 2023

The launch of the Sunbird app, ‘Nothing Chats’, made headlines last week after promising to solve all the current issues users face with Android/iPhone text threads. The app was supposed to allow Phone (2) users to connect their Apple IDs and access iMessage on their Android devices, eliminating low-quality images, videos, and random glitches in… Read more »