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Hackers Using Bots for 2FA, FBI Email Hack, & Buying the Constitution

Posted by Griffin Ball on Nov 19, 2021 11:00:00 AM

The Lighthouse IT Podcast - Novermber 19th, 2021

This week, Matt & Griff discuss hacks on Syniverse, Robinhood, and the FBI, hackers working to get around multi-factor authentication, and crypto-miners working together to buy a copy of the U.S. Constitution.

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Topics: Internet Safety, Ransomware, Cybersecurity, Multi-factor Authentication, Malware, Podcast, Harmony Cloud

The Dangers of Shadow IT

Posted by Mark Nash on Nov 12, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Most companies leave the IT side of their business to the IT department; however, as things become easier and more accessible , Shadow IT grows. But what is it? Shadow IT is defined as IT systems and devices managed outside of the IT department without their knowledge. Shadow IT is usually performed as a quick fix by a non-IT department to solve a problem that the IT department has not (usually due to time constraints) or cannot. Sometimes, it is an attempt to make things more convenient for the end-user, but it generally becomes a bigger problem as time goes on. While Shadow IT can have benefits and has lead to several innovations, it does not come without its drawbacks.

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Topics: Harmony, IT services, Managed Service Provider, Internet Safety, NCSAM, Cybersecurity, Malware

Metaverse, more China bans, REvil news, and a side of Crypto

Posted by Griffin Ball on Nov 5, 2021 11:00:00 AM

The Lighthouse IT Podcast - Novermber 5th, 2021

This week, Matt & Griff discuss Facebook and Microsoft's moves to become their own metaverses, LinkedIn releases a new freelance marketplace while simultaneously pulling out of China, along with several other services, in addition to the US banning China Telecom, REvil being forced offline, and more.

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Topics: Harmony, Business Continuity, Network Risk Assessment, Internet Safety, Website Development, NCSAM, Ransomware, Cybersecurity, Multi-factor Authentication, Malware, Podcast, Harmony Cloud

What is Ransomware as a Service? (RaaS)

Posted by Mark Nash on Nov 5, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Ransomware continues to grow, not only as one of the most popular forms of malware but also as one of the largest industries in the world. And no small part of this growth is due to the rise of ransomware as a service. Ransomware as a service is similar to any other software as a service in that the developer leases the use of the software to anyone willing to pay for it. However, in this case, the software is ransomware, meaning that anyone can launch a ransomware attack even without significant technical knowledge. In 2020 alone, the total revenue generated by ransomware is estimated to be around $20 billion.

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Topics: Business Continuity, Managed Service Provider, Internet Safety, NCSAM, Ransomware, Malware, Downtime