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Malwarebytes quarterly report says that cyber attacks on consumers in Q1 2019 was down nearly 40 percent, but attacks on businesses went up 235 percent. Small businesses in particular suffer in this area due to lack of resources.
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Recently, the Better Business Bureau of Greater Houston and South Texas published a list of the top scams of 2017, with some additional information on how to best avoid becoming a victim. In the interest of providing the best possible protection for our customers, we have boiled down some of that information here. Please review and discuss with your employees and coworkers. Knowledge and preparedness are always your first and best defense.
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Replication Success!

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The number of active threats to the data and digital infrastructure that modern business relies on are constantly increasing. As always, awareness of the problem and caution in all forms of electronic communication are the first lines of defense. Although most people are becoming more cautious in the digital age, the second line of defense - Backup and Disaster Recovery Planning - can too often be neglected
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WannaCry Ransomware in Global Circulation
On Friday, 12 May 2017, a large international cyber-attack began the spread of the WannaCrypt0r 2.0 file-encryption ransomware (aka WannaCry). Systems which are behind on Windows updates, or running older unsupported operating systems (Windows XP and Server 2003, for example), are particularly vulnerable. Over 230,000 machines in 150 countries were initially affected. Steps have been taken by the international security to stem the tide of the initial outbreak, but variants are sure to appear ...
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Level 3 Nationwide Outage

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Level 3 had a nationwide outage yesterday that disrupted service for many customers and dependent carriers.
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