The Fight Against Cyber Crime Escalates

Cyber threats continue to grow, sadly, during the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown across the globe. The press is full of nightmare stories, but the big players are battling hard to keep us all safe. Here are some examples that act as both:
• Warning to be vigilant (if in doubt don’t click) and
• Confidence that the IT industry is pushing hard to stop the criminals
Here are some links to the best articles, commentaries and tips to protect yourselves online.

From BBC news
Google blocking 18m coronavirus scam emails every day.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-52319093

Coronavirus: How hackers are preying on fears of Covid-19!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51838468

From Computer Weekly
Coronavirus probably the largest Cyber threats ever?
https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252480238/Coronavirus-now-possibly-largest-ever-cyber-security-threat

From ESET
Beware scams exploiting coronavirus fears with tips on how to safeguard.
https://www.eset.com/blog/company/beware-scams-exploiting-coronavirus-fears/

From Microsoft
Microsoft shares new threat intelligence, security guidance during global crisis.
https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/2020/04/08/microsoft-shares-new-threat-intelligence-security-guidance-during-global-crisis/

From National Cyber Security Centre
Advisory: COVID-19 exploited by malicious cyber actors.
https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/files/Final%20Joint%20Advisory%20COVID19%20exploited%20by%20malicious%20cyber%20actors%20v3.pdf

If all of this is overloading you and you would like an IT health-check or some specialist advice please contact the Greenlight Computers team and they will advise the best course of action.

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Greenlight Computers operates as a Single Point of Service for all the IT needs of our clients. In this instance the client had their capital tied up in Bitcoin and rather than delay the project they requested Greenlight Computers provide the option to trade using Bitcoin.

The project is now well underway with brand design complete, domain names secured and logo’s approved. The website design and development is work in progress with go-live scheduled for summer 2019.

John Hayes (Business Growth Manager at Greenlight Computers) secured the contract and commented “that moving into Bitcoin trading opens Greenlight Computers up to a rapidly growing entrepreneurial market place”

Gary Dodson (Managing Director at Greenlight Computers) commented “there is an expectation that an IT Services business works with leading edge Cloud Solutions and Cyber Safety. Bitcoin trading, big data management and blockchain are just the next wave of change we need to master.”

It’s a brave new world……..

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