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 »

Google and Apple Officially Launch Their Covid-19 Tracking App

Posted by - May 29, 2020

AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File Google and Apple have announced that the coronavirus tracking tools they were developing have officially launched. They have also announced that 22 countries, including the US, have requested to receive access to its exposure collaboration. The coronavirus has already infected more than 5 million people globallyand governments are desperate to enquire… 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 »

Optfinity’s CEO, Michael Drobnis, Selected for Goldman Sachs Small Business Program

Posted by - March 24, 2020

  OptfinITy is proud to announce that our CEO, Michael Drobnis, has been selected to participate in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (10KSB) Program. The program offers continuing business education through Babson College, a network of executive mentors, and access to capital through “mission-driven small business lenders.” “I am a lifelong learner and understand… 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 »