North Korea proven to be Cyber Terrorists

The National Security Agency has linked Kim Jong Un’s government in North Korea to a computer virus that affected more than 300,000 people in about 150 countries last month.  The NSA has linked the North Korean government to the creation of the WannaCry computer worm that affected more than 300,000 people in some 150 countries […]

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New additions to the Hooks Systems family

Hooks Systems is excited to announce the newest addition to our growing staff, Tracey Glancey. Tracey comes to us by way of Sanford, NC, where she worked in several areas of accounting and management after working with special needs kids at Kidspeace in Pennsylvania. Tracey is also a certified paralegal. Tracey is the proud grandma to […]

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Hybrid Cloud networks make sense for many businesses

Public and private clouds appear to be the wave of the future, and combining the two could give your business a real competitive advantage. While the cloud has clearly proven itself hugely beneficial to all businesses – providing flexible and powerful computing and storage on demand – security and reliability remain significant concerns. This is where a […]

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Why Do I Need a Local I.T. Support Team?

Technology is critical for any business interested in increasing profits. Businesses rely heavily on technology to automate their core functions. While technology can be incredibly valuable when it’s working properly, it can also cause major headaches when it isn’t. Business owners are being forced to deal with the technology aspects of their business, distracting them from […]

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Global Ransomeware Attack stopped by Hero with a $10.69 Purchase

On Friday the world was struck by an unprecedented ransomware cyberattack infecting over 230,000 computer systems across 150 countries (and counting). The “accidental hero” who halted the global spread of an unprecedented ransomware attack simply registered (for $10.69) a garbled domain name he discovered hidden in the malware. The global attack was brought to a sudden […]

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Preserving official emails & documents with Office 365

To comply with industry regulations or internal policies, organizations want to preserve content for a certain period of time. With a preservation policy in Office 365, you can preserve content in sites, mailboxes, and public folders indefinitely or for a specific duration. When content is subject to a preservation policy, people can continue to edit […]

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Beware: Mobile malware attacks have skyrocketed!

An alarming increase in mobile malware is emerging as a major threat to business data and personal information. Just as mobile security experts, including the FBI’s Cyber Crime Division, are getting better at identifying operating system vulnerabilities and detecting malware, virus and malware writers have invented new stealthy methods of distributing attacks, circumventing built-in security protection […]

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FBI warns of Dynamic Increase in Business Email Scams

FBI officials are warning potential victims of a dramatic rise in the business e-mail compromise scam or “B.E.C.,” a scheme that targets businesses and has resulted in massive financial losses in Phoenix and other cities. The schemers go to great lengths to spoof company e-mail or use social engineering to assume the identity of the […]

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Elon Musk’s new company aims to mesh man with machine

 Elon Musk’s new company Neuralink will help humans keep pace via a brain-computer interface(Credit: Pixabay.com/Geralt) Elon Musk is reportedly launching yet another company with some far-out goals. The new venture, Neuralink, aims to develop a brain-computer interface (BCI) that could help treat health conditions like epilepsy in the short-term and allow humans to keep pace […]

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