Does your organization send email content or attachments containing important information like birth dates, social security numbers, account numbers? Using Microsoft Office 365 email with an Azure Protection license will allow your emails to be encrypted before they are sent and will keep the information from anyone but the intended party. Even after the recipient accesses the information they will not be able to send to another email recipient. Keywords can be set up to only encrypt certain emails and no additional effort is needed on the recipient end making this a simple, affordable way to communicate information without additional software or password protection. Interested? Reach out to the office for a quick demonstration. Setup is quick, and cost is based on the number of email senders needing this feature.
Coordinating with other social media platforms, like Twitter and TikTok, Instagram is banning users who have been involved in stealing hundreds of single-word user names. The short and covetable handles are known as “O.G. user names” and are valuable both because they are eye-catching and they confer status; the first to have them were early adopters of the platform.
Cybercriminals have been buying and selling the user names on dedicated forums and messaging apps until a crackdown began this month. Following a monthslong investigation into ogusers.com, where the user names are primarily sold and traded, Instagram discovered the stolen names were obtained through hacking, extortion, blackmail and harassment. The names could be sold for as much as $40,000 and has gone largely unchecked for years. Some cybercriminals use a SIM swap tactic, exploiting someone’s personal information to obtain control of their phone number and use two-factor authentication to gain access to their personal accounts allowing them to steal what they want. Recently though, they have resorted to harassment and threats.
Instagram stated nine cybercriminals were behind the unauthorized seizure of hundreds of accounts, but the ban extended to middlemen involved in the buying and selling of accounts as well. The company is committed to continue holding those involved in criminal activity accountable. To learn more, click here.
Rackspace Technology, Inc., a leading end-to-end multicloud technology solutions company, has successfully partnered with MCG to provide a more secure, seamless remote work situation amid the pandemic.
The collaboration has centered around migrating customers to Microsoft 365 to help increase MCG’s secure email hosting and provide access to collaboration tools now essential to remote work success. Rackspace has previously helped MCG restore email service during Superstorm Sandy. Now, in addition to the pandemic, several clients were also experiencing an onslaught of potentially devastating ransomware attacks. With our past experiences and the current challenges, our two teams were able to come together quickly to work on a strategy to transition clients to Microsoft 365. Due to Rackspace’s expert support in previous urgent and uncertain times, we were able to assure customers the project would be executed effectively and efficiently with limited to no downtime.
A three-phased approach was planned resulting in not only secure email but also the collaboration services Microsoft Suite, including SharePoint, OneDrive, and MS Teams. To celebrate with us and learn more about the partnership, click here.