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What is Ransomware?

What is Ransomware? This is a question that Rockford IT, security experts based in Telford, are regularly asked, followed by how do you avoid and remove it. With the increase of our resident IT security expert, Penetration Tester Ian Simons gives the low down on Ransomware and how you can protect yourself and what to do if your computer/ devices are affected. What is it? Ransomware is an order of malware and is separated into many families. It operates, as suggested, by removing access to your computer by either locking your workstation or encrypting your files, only returning the system ...

by Nick Deane on 15 May 2017


CEO Fraud is Now a 4.1 Billion Pound Email Scam

IT Security Experts Rockford IT have recently been made aware of a rise in the CEO Fraud email scam, a relatively new security threat. This email scam is used by cyber criminals to spoof company email accounts and impersonate executives to try and trick employees from accounts or HR into creating unauthorised wire transfers, gaining credit card information, important tax documentation, passwords or any other high valuable data in an attempt to scam organisations out of millions of pounds. The FBI has recently reported that in the last 7 months of 2016 the CEO Fraud email scam tried to s...

by Lauren Ascroft on 12 May 2017


10 Most Common IT Issues in the Workplace

IT is part of our everyday lives, especially at Managed IT Services Company, Rockford IT. We did a sweep around the Rockford IT office to find out what IT issues people suffer with the most. We had a range of responses from various departments. It turned out that everyone has different types of issues when it comes to IT related problems, especially working in the IT industry. Here’s our Top 10... Freezing computers Printer/scanner issues Software not working properly Poor IT investment No disaster recovery plan 3rd party supplier’s SLA’s Wayleave and traffic ma...

by Lauren Ascroft on 28 Apr 2017


Importance of IT in Education: Lessons to be Learnt

Fraudsters have been targeting UK schools and universities, demanding payments of up to £8,000 to unlock data they have encrypted by malware. The importance of IT in education is at an all time high as schools and universities become increasingly more attractive to target. UK police are warning and urging educational establishments to be vigilant. External threats come from skilled and sophisticated hackers who can find network vulnerabilities or socially manipulate insiders to get past outer network defences. Students and staff may not be educated in common traps set by hackers and won't...

by Lauren Ascroft on 10 Apr 2017


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