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Problems Happen, Are You Ready?

August 29th, 2020 by Ethos Technologies

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In the world of IT, problems happen. Computers crash, passwords are lost, email stops working, and the list goes on. And without proper technical support in place, these problems can bring your business to an abrupt – and potentially damaging – halt....

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Posted in: Managed IT Services

Ransomware Evolved: Ryuk

August 2nd, 2020 by Ethos Technologies

Ransomware concept of hackers and threats around the world

Ryuk is arguably the most evolved form of ransomware around today, named after a character in the manga series Death Note. The actors behind Ryuk typically target organizations that cannot withstand any downtime, such as newspapers, municipalities,and...

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Posted in: Cyber Security

Exploiting Opportunities

July 23rd, 2020 by Ethos Technologies

Ransomware lock against a digital background of ones and zeroes

The AIDS Information Trojan attack did have one hallmark of success: it took advantage of a wider environmental opportunity, namely the widespread concern around HIV/AIDS at that time. Since then, cyber criminals have continued to take advantage of developments...

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Posted in: Cyber Security

The Real Cost of Cyber Crime

June 17th, 2020 by Ethos Technologies

An outstretched finger touching a digital hologram on screen that is displaying a padlock icon, charts, and data to represent the cost of cybercrime.

What Happens If Your Computer Systems Are Hacked with Ransomware? I think I’m covered by my insurance policy for that…(pause)…you scramble and try to find your policy documentation. It’s here somewhere. I’m sure I’m covered…I mean, I think we’re covered....

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Posted in: Cyber Security

What Is Your Personal Information Worth on the Dark Web?

June 12th, 2020 by Ethos Technologies

A  hacker whose face is obscured by a hoodie, using a graphic user interface to take personal information to sell on the dark web.

The dark web is often known for the illegal activities conducted there, and while not everything on the dark web is illegal, it’s most appealing factor is its anonymity. The dark web is often a place where stolen data and personal information is bought...

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Posted in: Cyber Security

How Your Employees Will Get You Hacked

May 26th, 2020 by Ethos Technologies

Enter your login information on a piece of paper attached to a fishing hook with the user name and password fields filled to symbolize phishing scams.

Breaches are becoming increasingly common as cybercriminals continue to advance their skills and tactics to trick their victims into falling for their scams. While cybercriminals are remaining diligent in their efforts to carry out their attacks, small...

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Posted in: Cyber Security

Cybercriminals Taking Advantage of COVID-19

May 4th, 2020 by Ethos Technologies

A figure with their face obscured standing behind multiple lines of code.

With unprecedented numbers of people working from home, cybercriminals are more prolific than ever. Looking for new updates on the virus, consumers are more likely to fall for phishing, scams, and malware threats. The increase in online ordering and...

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Posted in: Cyber Security

Remote Help Desk vs. Onsite Assistance

April 7th, 2020 by Ethos Technologies

Ethos Help Desk Level 1 and 2 support

We all are accustomed to calling our office IT department, a competent person showing up to our workstations, taking a seat, and a few minutes later we’re all fixed and back to work. Occasionally an escalation occurs and the process may take a bit longer...

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Posted in: Managed IT Services