Nigerian Prince Alert! CEO Fraud: Phishing Email Scams Targeting CEOs

  • September 11, 2018

CEO Fraud Phishing Email ScamPhishing Email Scams Targeting CEOs: You’re Smarter Than A Nigerian Prince, Right?

Before you say you’ll never be one of those people who gets suckered into giving money to a Nigerian prince, just know that, a sophisticated version of this phishing email scam took tech giants, Google and Facebook, for over $100 million.

Yes. Google, a seller of security keys marketed as “the strongest, most phishing-resistant authentication factor for high-value users” and Facebook, a survivor of 600,000 cyber attacks every day, gave money to a Nigerian prince.

In this case, to a 40-something Lithuanian man named Evaldas Rimasauskas, who ran a sophisticated CEO fraud scheme, which involved him impersonating a large computer parts manufacturer using fake email addresses, forged corporates stamps, and phony invoices.

It took two years before anyone even discovered that they were being conned.

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Sharks In The Water! PhishPoint: Phishing Scam Attack Of The Week On Office 365 Users

  • August 28, 2018

Phishing Attack PhishPointHopefully you and yours are staying out of the Sharky waters lately (especially in Cape Cod and Texas!) Our topic today are the sharks in our digital waters this week. The latest Microsoft phishing attack, dubbed “PhishPoint,” demonstrates the lengthy extents in which cybercriminals will go to obtain confidential information. If you’re new to following our content or are just learning about Phishing Scams, check out our resources on phishing scams for business owners at the bottom of this page. In the most recent PhishPoint security breach, these hackers were able to use Microsoft’s Online platform to gain this information from users. Here’s what happened and most importantly, here’s how you can protect this from happening to you, your employees or your clients if you’re an Office 365 User.

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How To Excel At Excel: 6 Easy Excel Shortcuts To Make Your Life Easier

  • August 9, 2018

6 excel shortcuts to make life easierHow To Excel At Excel: 6 Easy Excel Shortcuts To Make Life Easier

Excel: The stomping ground for tracking metrics, building equations and navigating through the moving parts of a business and seeing what’s working and what’s not working. It’s a cornerstone tool for business. Here’s a compilation of 6 Easy Excel shortcuts and overlooked features to make your life easier. 

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Working smarter with Microsoft Outlook

  • November 28, 2017

Microsoft Outlook is still the leading email tool of businesses today. And because it integrates so much –email, calendar, tasks, address book – it’s often the place where employees can spend significant parts of their work day. Recent studies have…

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CEO Phishing – Don’t Take the Bait

  • July 18, 2017

Be on the lookout for CEO phishing emails. A member of our
company received emails that appeared to be from the CEO. This sort of thing happens but we have trained our staff to never share confidential information via email – always pick up the phone! Don’t be the one that gets reeled in – educate your staff and implement procedures to protect your business.

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Exporting Multiple Emails From Outlook

  • April 6, 2017

A client called this week with a question – in providing IT Services to such a diverse group of businesses, we get some pretty good ones. My customer was looking for a simple way to export multiple emails from Outlook onto a USB drive. I’ve exported individual emails from Outlook before but never a group of emails.

The solution is deceptively simple, but still a good trick to know just in case.

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Quickly Finding Deleted Outlook Messages

  • January 3, 2017

Keeping your Outlook Inbox clean and organized can sometimes feel like a full time job.  Seems like, in my rush to get to zero in my in box to the magical zero count, I often get a little trigger happy and delete an email that I need to file or act on.  I usually realize this right away and hop into my Deleted Items folder to retrieve the email, only to find it is lost in the thousands of previously deleted emails.

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Outlook Follow Ups

  • November 17, 2016

microsoft-outlook-followupsStaying on top of your ‘to-dos’ can be tough.  Seems we get more and more on our plates every day – keeping all the balls in the air can be a challenge.  Especially follow ups – you email someone and need to follow up at a later date to be sure your message got through and the item was addressed.  Here is an easy way in Outlook to be sure you stay on top of the things you are waiting on or have delegated to others.

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Save Time By Reusing Text in Outlook

  • August 20, 2014

Reusing Text Blocks in OutlookOutlook is a lot like our brain; very underutilized. There are tons of great little tips and tricks in Microsoft Outlook that can help you be more productive when it comes to using your email. Let’s look at reusing text blocks for example.

Do you send out a lot of the same information on a regular basis? Find yourself typing the same email over and over or going back to copy/paste content from previous emails? Then I bet you guessed it; reusing text blocks is for you.

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