Dear Valued BandA Member,
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) update:
BandA Tech Solutions has prepared BandA Managed Members to stay productive and navigate potential business challenges. Communication on your needs is very important during this time and we ask you to be as proactive as possible. All members we serve are set and ready to allow staff to work from home. This does mean risks are higher. We need your help in educating your team to make sure your data is secure and protected.
For all of our Digital Marketing Members, we are continuing working on projects, and if face to face meetings are not an option we will schedule ZOOM web meetings to continue productivity.
IT Managed Members, Please note the following:
Be Aware of COVID-19 Phishing Scams:
The Department of Homeland Security CISA (cyber and infrastructure) warns individuals to remain vigilant for scams related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). CISA encourages individuals to remain vigilant and take the following precautions:
What You Can Do To Facilitate Working From Home:
A Word About Equipment:
Please note: Because many manufacturing and supply chains are shut down or otherwise disrupted, it may become difficult to procure new computers and other IT equipment in the coming weeks and months. If you have any new hires on the horizon or other IT purchases in mind that we’re not aware of, please let us know so we can have plenty of lead time to order the equipment.
Thanks and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
BandA Tech CEO
Our IT managers have been receiving reports in the West Michigan area of a fake email with a subject line : Invoice#72064-1 (Or any random numbers) and people (specifically anyone who deals with invoices) are clicking on the link in the email. We have encountered 3 issues here in Holland/Zeeland area. Once clicked a BOT will send out a mass email to all contacts with the same composed Invoice email and then could potential create more harm on the users workstation and or data. We also have noticed that O365 users are more likely to be impacted.
Please note that the BOT is programed to stay undetected from Antivirus Scanners. As we manage your Antivirus, we will update your virus protection once we have an idea of what this BOT is to protect you. Regardless, it all starts with the user. Please communicate to your staff of this issue to raise awareness to prevent any more clicks and to also have staff read the email carefully to spot the ‘fake’ content. If anyone clicks on the link of this fake email, we instruct everyone to disconnect from the network and contact us IMMEDIATELY. We are treating this with URGENCY.
Again, in your team meetings or day to day discussions, remind everyone to really look at the email. From who it was sent ‘from’ to the footer of the email, your team can prevent this spread.
If there is any questions or would like to schedule a Cyber Security Training, please let us know.
Crypto Virus email comes in via email. If the user clicks on the file your virus scanners will not detect the virus. Crypto Virus email may look like it is coming from someone who you may be familiar with. You need to look at who the email is from. If it doesn't look like a familiar email address or if the content doesn't make sense then it is a bad email...DON'T OPEN THE ATTACHMENTS AND DELETE IT RIGHT AWAY.