techiest employee mobilization

techiest, inc is doing its part to help stop the spread of Covid-19 by setting up users to work from home instead of onsite or our offices.

We are also proud to have assisted multiple companies, large and small, in South Florida to do the same. Employees have been setup with Work from Home care packages that included the items they need to work from home including: a laptop or desktop computer, monitor, VoIP Phone, surge protector, USB Headset for online meetings and more.

techiest’s management software is installed on these devices allowing us to lend a hand and support users no matter their location. Since our patch management and update servers are cloud based, these devices continue to receive important security updates even from home.

See more about how techiest can help your remote employees here.

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techiest response to COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the 2019 strain of coronavirus or COVID-19 a global pandemic. On March 13th, 2020 a National Emergency was declared in the United States.

techiest has enacted Business Continuity procedures for the Pandemic and is following the recommendations provided by the CDC and US Government. We are doing the following to protect our employees and customers:

  • All employees have been asked to work remotely.
  • Only emergency visits to customers are permitted.
  • Strict hand washing policies have been put in place.

Also, we are assisting customers with infrastructure, security and equipment concerns as they move employees remote.

techiest is here to help with your remote workforce needs including providing cloud solutions to enable users to collaborate and continue to work remotely and securely.

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Misleading Equifax Breach Websites and Email

It didn’t take long for fake websites and email scams to start popping up.! Many criminals are taking advantage of the Equifax Data Breach settlement which gives those affected the option of $125 or free credit monitoring.

There are fake websites that show up when you search Equifax Breach settlement and of course there are phishing attacks.

Since many people were affected by the breach they are looking for these resources.

If you see a malicious website or email please report it to your IT Department immediately.

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Phishing Now – Very Convincing rnicrosoft.com

techiest continues to keep readers up to date on the most recent phishing threats.

We want everyone to be aware of a a new phishing scheme that is incredibly real looking.

This email shows how mature threat actors have become and how much of a danger they can be.

The subject line will be something similar to “Microsoft account unusual sign-in activity”.

The email is from an address at the rnicorosoft.com domain, look close, that is a lowercase R and N next to each other.

This campaign is another way to attempt to steal your credentials.  If you have clicked on this link and entered your credentials you should consider them compromised.  You should notify your IT Support and reset your username and password.

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Phishing Now – Recovery Phone Number emails

techiest continues to keep readers up to date on the most recent phishing threats.

Next to your email correspondence, legitimate messages and alerts, you may see the new threat pretending to be an alert from your email server stating that you need to add a recovery phone number to your account. According to the email if you don’t your account will be deleted.

The subject line will be something similar to “New Account Validation” and come from “Server Notification”.

The full text of the email is below:

Server Notification

To keep your Email account safe, we recommend you add a recovery mobile number.

This is our new security measure.
Email:
Password:
Recovery No: none yet

ADD RECOVERY NUMBER NOW

However, if you do not add your NUMBER, Your account will be
de-activated shortly and all your email data will be lost permanently.

Regards.
Email Administrator

________________________________________

This message is auto-generated from E-mail security server, and replies sent to this email can not be delivered. This email is meant for:

Clicking on the link will take you to a login screen.  Any login attempts are recorded and sent to the attacker.

This campaign is another way to attempt to steal your credentials.  If you have clicked on this link and entered your credentials you should consider them compromised.  You should notify your IT Support and reset your username and password.

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