In the past week, two Client’s became infected with the Cryptolocker virus.  For those unaware of this virus, it’s a newer breed of virus sometimes referred to as “ransom-ware”. It encrypts data on your computer and all network drives it has access to, and holds it hostage until payment is made for the decryption code. 

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With the recent hacking, of the Celebrity iCloud, here’s a nice article about the lessons learned, from this experience. Think hard before storing sensitive material…or nudies…on the Cloud! Click here to read this important information!

Microsoft Internet Explorer is subject to another bug which is making headlines. Many companies, including Homeland Security, are recommending it not be used until a security patch is in place. However, that may not be practical for many users as some systems require the use of Internet Explorer. Since the exploit uses a corrupt Adobe

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Erika Ritchey, from Ritchey Transportation in Northern Cambria, is the winner of our March Helpdesk Ticket Survey. She’ll be receiving a $100 Sheetz Gift Card, in appreciation for taking the time to complete a short, follow-up questionnaire on how our service was. Lucky for us, she was VERY SATISFIED with our service. We also wanted

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Precision Business Solutions takes HIPAA seriously, and work with our Clients to help them comply with the technical regulations of HITECH. This article referenced two regulations under the HIPAA HITECH Technical Safeguards, §164.312, which Navy personnel allegedly violated. §164.312(a)(1) – Standard: Access control. Implement technical policies and procedures for electronic information systems that maintain electronic

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Kaspersky Labs, a leading anti-virus and security software company, released a real-time interactive map showing Cyber Threats. It is very neat, and scary, to think about the shear volume of Cyber Threats against our IT Systems, at any given moment. Remember, ProActive Maintenance and systems with up-to-date security patches and anti-virus/spyware protection, is your first

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Most people have heard of the Cryptolocker virus, which is a newer security concern and is often classified as “Ransomware”. Cryptolocker encrypts data on your computer, and then requires payment for the decryption code. While it seems like a scam, and is definitely illegal, there are many reports of the decryption codes being provided if

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Net-Security.org recently posted an interesting article regarding IT Security compromises in healthcare. Scary figures: -49,917 unique events of a malicious nature took place within the healthcare IT environment during the period when intelligence was gathered; this was a small sample of the data gathered during that period. -Networks and devices at 375 U.S.-based healthcare-related organizations

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