Invoice fraud scam – warning to businesses

You’ve possibly heard/read the news items and wonder if this might affect your business.  The answer is yes, it can affect anyone.  Here’s how it happens: Your organisation has trusted suppliers.  Many of those suppliers require you to pay them by electronic fund transfer – direct from your bank account to theirs.  When you first purchased from them you received …

Bad Rabbit – Another day another threat

Once again, we are bracing ourselves for the potential of a world-wide spread of a malicious malware product.  So far mostly confined to Russia and the Ukraine, this ransomware, affectionately known as Bad Rabbit, is sweeping through systems in those countries, causing havoc.  It’s only a matter of time before we see it closer to home. US officials said they …

The “Wannacrypt” Ransomware Attack. What Can Businesses Do To Help Protect Themselves Against Attack?

On Friday last, the 12th of May 2017, there was an unprecedented cyber-attack on IT systems throughout the world. There was (and still is) huge media coverage of these attacks and the impact they have had on businesses and public services. The health service in the UK was one that appeared to be targeted which prompted the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) CIO to take the steps to remove all external access to the HSE’s Network to protect the integrity of their IT systems.

Ransomware – what you can do to help reduce the risk.

You have no doubt heard of computer viruses and if you’ve followed any of our previous blog posts, you’ll know that it’s a subject that we discuss quite a bit. The latest trend in terms of malicious software (also known as malware) is the area of Ransomware and it is becoming increasingly common.

IT Planning for 2016

As 2015 draws to a close, is it now time to consider the state of IT in your business? Every successful business should consider a strategic plan addressing all aspects of their business and Technology should be a key part of that plan.

Changing IT providers

Change is constant. And change is challenging. You face it all the time in many areas of your business. However, implementing changes for change’s sake can be wasteful.

The Changing World of IT for Accountants

When it comes to managing and supporting the IT requirements of companies, BITS looks after a wide range of professional services companies spread over a number of sectors. One such sector is that of Accountancy Firms.

Crime Gang Uses Cryptolocker / Gameoverzeus Malware to Hold Your PC to Ransom

Up to a million PC’s across 12 countries have been infected with the GameoverZeus Ransomware infection. Ransomware is a term used for when a computer is infected with malicious code, and control of the PC is not returned to the user until a ransom is paid. The average ransom demand is in excess of €500!