A new wave of attack on our digital world is happening now!

loughtecBlog: IT support | Virtual Desktop | Cyber Security- Loughtec: NI / ROI / UK

The best line of defence against this known from of attack called Lucifer (and all other attacks) is to ensure that Windows is fully patched with the latest updates. The second line of defence is to use a strong password for your Windows login (and any other account, really). That’s because Lucifer attempts to brute-force its way into Windows systems, … Read More

Is your Business Secure from cyber attacks?

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Businesses nowadays need to take the correct steps and measures to fight cyber crime if they are to succeed in todays digital transformation. For small and medium sized businesses, one of the biggest challenges is maintaining a secure IT network even while they expand and explore new innovations. While it is the larger corporate security breaches that hit the headlines, … Read More

Protect Your Users from Shameless Hackers Who Exploit Coronavirus Concerns

loughtecBlog: IT support | Virtual Desktop | Cyber Security- Loughtec: NI / ROI / UK

We live in extreme times. A term that was unknown to the public just a few months ago now dominates our daily conversations. And as in all times of upheaval, we are witnessing inspiring human behaviour along with some that is shockingly bad. The Good First the good – in fact, the amazing: Those on the front lines – healthcare … Read More

Attacks against Internet-exposed RDP servers surging

loughtecBlog: IT support | Virtual Desktop | Cyber Security- Loughtec: NI / ROI / UK

The rush to enable employees to work from home in response to the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in more than 1.5 million new Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) servers being exposed to the Internet. The number of attacks targeting open RDP ports more than tripled in March and April. Not many companies have a big stock of unused managed laptops for employees … Read More