Phishing attacks, ransomware, and cloud storage are just a few of the cybersecurity concerns facing small business owners as we enter the new year. Hackers work tirelessly to outwit and infiltrate online protections. It is our job to stay steps ahead of these criminals to ensure that your information is protected and that your business continues to run smoothly.
That is why we are proud to announce our continued designation as a Premier Partner by Calyptix Security Corp. This designation is based on the criteria of Canon Capital Computer Solutions meeting the Calyptix standard of commitment to superior IT support and services to our customers and for accelerating growth in network security services for the small and medium businesses we serve.
This partnership with Calyptix gives us the advantage as we protect the key components of your business – payment systems, payroll, workstations – anything residing on your network, allowing Canon Capital Computer Solutions to give you even greater peace of mind and flexibility in your business operations.
If you have questions or would like to schedule an assessment of your network, we are always available to you. Call 215-723-4881 or contact us online.
We have been researching the latest ransomware threat, “Bad Rabbit.” According to cybersecurity experts, this malware is being distributed through compromised websites and is executed when the user clicks on a prompt to install the latest Adobe Flash update.
According to Wired.com:
If a person does click on the malicious installer – and given the number of Flash updates issued this is highly probable – their computer locks. The ransom note and payment page demands around $280 in Bitcoin and gives a 40-hour deadline for payments to be made. The DiskCryptor software is being used to encrypt hard-drives.
While this threat has primarily affected users in Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, and Germany, please be very careful if prompted to install an Adobe Flash update you did not initiate. Close your browser immediately without clicking on any other prompts. As always, contact us for assistance by calling 215-723-4881.
Our Computer Solutions group has seen an increase in ransomware phishing attacks. This recent attack uses email attachments with fake resumes to infect computers and lock you out of all your computers locally and in shared locations. In order to protect your company, we recommend that you DO NOT open attachments that look anything like a resume being sent as a zipped (.zip file extension) file.
The attackers are getting very creative and make the emails appear rather legitimate. Therefore, if you are in the process of hiring at this time, we recommend that you request all resumes be submitted in pdf format. Along with that, have all applicants include the job listing they are submitting the resume for and their contact phone number in the body of the email they send. This extra information will enable you to determine the validity of the resume submission.
These days it is wise to take the time to consider the source and content of any email you receive, especially those with attachments or links to websites. Always remember to “think before you click.”
If you think you might already have an issue as a result of this latest attack, please contact us at 215-723-4881.