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Scam of the Month – June 2022 – How Cybercriminals Are Using Monkeypox to Their Advantage

During the COVID-19 pandemic, cybercriminals used health concerns as easy and effective phishing bait. Now, they're using the recent monkeypox outbreak to continue to prey on your emotions and steal your personal information. In one such attack, employees received an email with the subject line, “Attention all [Company] Employees - Please Read and Comply.” The email includes information about the…

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NZ Copper & Fax Disconnections – 2022 Onwards

A reminder that Chorus is disconnecting Copper and Fax Lines for over 13,500 customers throughout New Zealand from mid-March this year. If you have a fax or failover VDSL line that is with us, we will give you a heads up when this happens and discuss potential options. If you are not with us, your current copper provider will provide…

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Microsoft New Commerce Experience (NCE) – Changes to your Microsoft 365 Subscription

Hi All, Significant changes are coming to Microsoft's subscription plans for Office 365 from July 2022, called Microsoft's "New Commerce Experience", or 'NCE.'  Bundled into this, is a general price increase from Microsoft for many of its services.   What does this mean for me? A general increase in price of approximately 15% - 25% for the following plans: Office 365 E1, Office…

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Security Awareness Training (SAT) – Simulated Phishing Attacks

Hi All, Just a friendly reminder about Primary IT's Security Awareness Training Option. Email is a big risk and Security Training is one of the most effective ways to mitigate this risk. We have also removed the installation fee for this service. Primary IT is seeing increasing numbers of security incidents where customers interact with malicious emails, such as entering…

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Java Vulnerability – Log4J

Hi All, A large vulnerability impacting the Java library has been uncovered over the weekend. We are taking proactive action to check and mitigate the exploit by: Reviewing all of our internal hardware and software for the vulnerability, including our hosted platform Reviewing all of our customer hardware and software for the vulnerability Patching any impacted hardware or software as soon…

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