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The Latest Malware Outbreak: Should You Pay Up?

Guarantee Data Protection With A Managed Services ProviderSeems like news of major cyber-attacks comes so regularly now that it mostly falls on deaf ears.

Just last week there was a major outbreak during which criminals hijacked ads on AOL’s advertising network and served up malware to visitors of such sites as Huffington Post, WeatherBug and GameZone among others.  The attack was spotted and “fixed” within two days (an eternity when exposing millions to malware).

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Jennifer Lawrence Exposes The Cloud

cloudOf all the people to finally bring cloud security to the fore front, I never would have guessed it would be Jennifer Lawrence, but since she unintentionally “exposed” this issue, I’ll take a swing at separating fact from fiction.

Since the very beginning there has been a slight uneasiness with turning over important data to some esoteric technology.  When pressed, cloud providers hem and haw about security and a layers approach but never really give you a straight answer as to who is ultimately responsible for the security of your data.

Even Apple, from whom the risqué images leaked stood firm that “None of the cases we have investigated has resulted from any breach of Apple’s systems including iCloud or Find my iPhone.”  Basically; “It’s not our fault.

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Microsoft Support Hoax

tech supportWe wanted to give everyone a heads up about this crazy thing that’s going around. Several of our customers have been called by “fake” Microsoft employees recently.

Apparently, this scam has been around for a while but it looks like it’s making a comeback.

Here’s how it works; these “cyber criminals” are calling on businesses and pretending to be from Microsoft Support or Windows Support.

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