Hampshire Money Laundering

Hampshire Money Laundering

Money Laundering is the illegal obtainment of money which could include foreign banks and legitimate companies. Money laundering has been on an uprise within Hampshire.

Hampshire police have made findings of cash and cash counting machines from house raids, A corrupt banker has been found by Hampshire police to have laundered by accepting £2 million to accept loan application for the owner of Chestnut Consulting Group, Southampton, Pennsylvania, in the United States.

 

At Matrix, we act as your ‘outsourced IT department’, providing help to businesses in Portsmouth, Fareham, Southampton and across the Hampshire region. To find out on how we can help with CVS, please contact a member of our team on 01329 888444. Alternatively, email us at moreinfo@mtxit.com or complete the consultation form on our new website: https://www.mtxit.com.

 

 

World Backup day

Get ready – World Backup day is March 31st!

If you didn’t know, Friday the 31st March, is World Backup day.

Ok, so maybe it is just yet another made up “day”, but it does come with a serious message, supported by some alarming statistics…

  • 30% of people – have never backed up their data.
  • 113 phones – are lost or stolen every minute.
  • 29% of all data related ‘disasters’ – are caused by accident.
  • 1 in 10 computers – are infected with viruses each month.

 

What would you or your business do if you suddenly lost important files / documents?

Think about the files you have open on your PC right now. If you lost them, would you or your business be in trouble?

How much data would you have to lose before it began to hurt your business? The answer is not very much. Depending on what files are lost, it could only take a file or two to cause you serious problems.

Not losing critical data is an easy business reason to make sure that you’re backing up your files. But as the statistics indicate, most people aren’t.

Don’t wait for it to happen to you. Matrix IT Solutions can help you and your business with a tailor made Backup and Data recovery solution.

To find out more, simply contact a member of our team to discuss your requirements:

T: 01329 888444

E: moreinfo@mtxit.com

Employee sends damaging computer code to old company – could your company cope?

Employee sends damaging computer code to old company – could your company cope?

Fist on computer keyboard

This may sound far-fetched but it happened recently in the US. A former IT manager of Smart Online, a company creating mobile Apps, left the company and then sent damaging computer code causing $5,000 worth of damage to computers. The code also deleted much of the company’s intellectual property. He will be sentenced in December this year.

Although justice has been done, it doesn’t help the company – they still have to pay for the damage and retrieve lost data.

How safe are your computers?
Have you changed your passwords recently? What do you do when someone leaves your company? Could they sign in and access or delete company files?

What you don’t want is an ex-employee to still have access to your company data. Imagine the damage that could be inflicted. Website content could be changed, email accounts hacked, social media accessed. The entire reputation and security of your company could be jeopardised in two hours from someone’s bedroom.

Changing passwords – is this enough?
The simple answer is no. It is good practice to have new passwords but, at the very least, you should back-up your data every day and install a ‘disgruntled-employee-proof’ security firewall.

Don’t leave it to chance or be spurred into action by someone leaving. Sort it out now. Call Matrix It Solutions, IT support in Fareham on 01329 888444 or email us on moreinfo@mtxit.com and we can talk you through the options to ensure that this never happens to your company.

Source: https://www.fbi.gov/charlotte/press-releases/2015/information-technology-manager-pleads-guilty-to-sending-damaging-computer-code-to-former-companys-servers https://www.fbi.gov/charlotte/press-releases/2015/information-technology-manager-pleads-guilty-to-sending-damaging-computer-code-to-former-companys-servers