How to scam a business in six simple steps

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If you think getting scammed is difficult and your business is immune, think again! Here is how easy it is…   1. Create a fake invoice as if you’re a local company and specify the bank details for payment as being that of your murky, nasty little criminal bank account. See an example below.    … Read more »

WARNING against cryptolocker ransomware computer virus attacks

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Computer Virus

The PC Support Group has issued a warning to all computer users about a type of computer virus attack which appears to be affecting an increased number of systems in recent weeks. This relatively new type of malware is capable of bypassing anti-virus/anti-malware protection by changing its appearance, and until anti-malware software is made aware… Read more »

Watch out for fake web sites

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Trading standards officers have reported that an increasing number of UK consumers are being tricked into buying fake goods by companies pretending to be UK based. Unfortunately many people think that to have a .co.uk web address you have to be a UK based company but it’s estimated that nearly half a million sites with… Read more »

Problem with AVG Anti-virus software version 8.5.322

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The PC Support Group has discovered a potentially serious problem with version 8.5.322 of the AVG Anti-virus software. It may partially uninstall itself leaving the computer exposed to potential viruses. Although reported in some other parts of the world it would appear that The PC Support Group was the first company to discover and report… Read more »

Neglecting data security could cost your business thousands

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In this ever increasingly cost concious environment it’s worth remembering that one area that small businesses must not neglect is IT security. Updating anti-virus software, using encrypted technology and protecting confidential information are all vital as criminals and fraudsters look to take advantage of economic confusion and anxiety to target businesses and home users. Recent… Read more »

Economic downturn – the unforseen consequences

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With the economy shrinking rapidly most small businesses are looking to make savings and at least retain the business they have. Unfortunately we all know where major savings can be made – reducing labour costs through redundancy. This is never easy for a business and it’s even harder on those on the receiving end of… Read more »