OptfinITy Ranked Among World’s Most Elite 501

Posted by - July 30, 2020

  OptfinITy Ranked Among World’s Most Elite 501 Managed Service Providers Annual MSP 501 Identifies Best-in-Class Global MSP Businesses & Leading Trends in Managed Services JULY 28, 2020: OptfinITy has been named as one of the world’s premier managed service providers on the prestigious 2020 annual Channel Futures MSP 501 rankings. For the 13th year… Read more »

Malware in China Found inside Software that Businesses are Required to Install

Posted by - July 17, 2020

Photo credit: Spiderlab   Three weeks ago, security researchers detected and exposed a piece of malware lurking inside of tax software that the Chinese government requires companies to install. The evidence gathered reveals that the spy campaign showed that a separate piece of malware released equally sophisticated ways to infect the taxpayers in China. GoldenHelper,… Read more »

How One Security Flaw Can Cost Your Business 150,000 Dollars

Posted by - June 18, 2020

Photo Credit: TechSpot A small Kentucky business recently found themselves to be victims of a ransomware attack, resulting in their having to pay $150,000 to regain control of their data.  The company, which is only made up of 8 computers, simultaneously received messages on their screens saying that the hacker group had control of their… Read more »

Elexon’s Cyber-Attack Leaves Businesses Wondering If They are Safe

Posted by - May 28, 2020

  A UK power grid company has been rumored to have suffered a ransomware attack, although electricity supply for their customers did not seem to have been affected. Elexon administrates a crucial part of the power supply chain, known as the Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC), which includes the country’s suppliers, generators, distributors, traders, and energy… Read more »

Americans Have So Far Lost US$13 Million From Coronavirus Scams

Posted by - May 01, 2020

Photography credit: Seksan Monghonkhamsao VIA CNBC   As scams related to COVID-19 begin to rise, more and more businesses are finding themselves amidst a phishing scam. The United States Federal Trade Commission has reported that more than 17,000 complaints from US consumers have disclosed a total loss of US$13 million from COVID-19 scams, this is… Read more »

FBI Warns Businesses of Another Alarming COVID-19 Risk

Posted by - April 21, 2020

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images   The FBI issued a warning this week stating that trusted employees in several organizations are committing fraud and taking advantage of this pandemic by falsely claiming they have been tested positive for COVID19. The FBI has informed companies that it has received multiple reports of employees who are using… Read more »

Websites NOT to Open When Looking for CoronaVirus Updates

Posted by - March 19, 2020

Photo by PIERO CRUCIATTI/AFP via Getty Images The Coronavirus panic has spread nation-wide and it did not take cyber criminals long to attempt to cash in on it. A report released on Thursday has stated that certain websites claiming to introduce news of the virus, are malicious websites and are sending out mass scams and… Read more »

Things to Consider when Teleworking

Posted by - March 13, 2020

Photography by UIG via Getty Images With the recent declaration by WHO (World Health Organization) we are now dealing with a pandemic, and it is important to consider the following items when preparing for teleworking: • Making sure the employee has the proper direct communication tools (cell phone, work phone or app to access the… Read more »