FBI Warns Over Ransomware Attacks

Posted by - January 06, 2020

Image Credit: Kevin Beaumont The FBI recently issued a warning to the private industry providing information and guidance on the LockerGoga and MegaCortex Ransomware. LockerGoga and MegaCortex are ransomware infections that target the company by compromising the network and encrypting all devices. When the network is compromised, the perpetrator be residents of the network for… Read more »

Three Frightening Predictions for Cyber-security in 2020

Posted by - December 19, 2019

Getty Images     Technology over the past year has improved drastically and while this is a great thing as it relates to productivity, it has also meant a rise in security breachesand attacks.   Unfortunately, it is not looking much better for 2020.  According to recent articles, here are  three predictions as it relates to… Read more »

Have you been caught watching porn?

Posted by - December 16, 2019

Photo Reference – Getty Images If you haven’t received an email yet that accuses you of watching porn, it may be arriving soon.  A familiar scheme with updated context has been making the rounds lately.  The scam involves data from a previous breach which had emails and associated passwords.  Assuming the end-user uses passwords across… Read more »

ASAE Exhibition And Party Pack Prize Winner

Posted by - December 11, 2019

It’s December and that means OptfinITy once again exhibited and attended the ASAE technology conference. More than 1,000 industry professionals, associations and non-profit organizations come together to examine how technology impacts the association industry on December 3rd and 4th at the DC Convention Center. As one of the leading providers of technology and cybersecurity solutions… Read more »

100k People Tricked by Fake IRS Website

Posted by - December 05, 2019

A large-scale threat campaign used several fake IRS websites to target over 100,000 people this summer. Researches at cloud security solutions provider Akamai, discovered that the phishing campaign used hundreds of different types of domains and URLS to imitate the Internal Revenue Service of the United States for over two months. Victims of this threat… Read more »

Beware: Windows 10 update email is Actually Ransomeware!

Posted by - November 21, 2019

Did you know  that Windows 7 will officially be End of Life in less than 2 months?  For most companies, this has become common knowledge and unfortunately, this has provided scammers an opportunity to  infect your machine with ransomware. According to a report released by a security firm, attackers have educated themselves on the upgrade… Read more »

Smartphone Users Advised Not to Use Public USB Charging Stations

Posted by - November 18, 2019

Have you ever traveled before with a phone lower on power and tried one of those “free” USB charging stations?  According to a recent report, it turns out the convenient USB power charging stations found in airports and malls may come with a cost.  Officials are warning that  that travelers should be wary of using… Read more »