Ransomware: A Hated Malware With an Intriguing Past

The short, yet devastating, history of ransomware is littered with what amounts to individual horror stories. As you may well know, ransomware, is a particularly devious and potentially devastating strain of malware that, when enacted, locks a computer’s files down so that the user can’t access them.

We're moved, and still moving.

Simplex-IT moved into our new offices officially on June 1st. In the same month:

>   The Cleveland Cavaliers brought the first major sports championship to Cleveland in over half a decade.

Man Responsible for 27 Million Facebook Spam Messages Finally Nabbed

Cyber security professionals and Internet users rejoice, for the “Spam King,” Sanford Wallace, has finally been sentenced for his longtime use of stolen Facebook credentials to spam other users. Between 2008 and 2009, he had stolen credentials for Facebook accounts, and then used the accounts to send credential-stealing web links.

Simplex-IT Annual Picnic Announcement

Simplex-IT 9th Annual Summer Picnic!!

We are so happy to announce our 9th Annual Summer Picnic will be held at our new location in Stow, Ohio! It'll be a little different than the big back yard we used to have, but overall it's a huge improvement! 

Many things will stay the same:- Food- Games- Great people- Giveaways- Good times!

Some things will be new:- Our location!- Technology Showcase - We'll have 20 minute "breakout session" type presentations spotlighting FOUR different topics:   1. Office Phone Systems   2. Managed Services - What is Managed Services?   3. Backups and Disaster Recovery   4. Microsoft Office 365

These are informational, and not meant to be sales focused.

Alert: Acer Breach Compromised Customer Credit Cards

Users of Acer’s online store between May 12th, 2015, and April 28th, 2016, may be in for a rude awakening. Acer may be attempting to contact you to relay that your credit card’s credentials have been lifted by hackers. The breach in question resulted in 34,500 customers having their credentials stolen, including the user’s name, address, credit card number, expiration date, and security code.

Free E-Books!

Hey everyone, Kayla here. Just wanted to let you know Microsoft is giving away free E-books! Some of titles include Windows 10, Office 365, Office 2016, SharePoint 2016, Azure, and Power BI and more. If you’re interested downloading any of these free E-books you can find them here: Free E-Books


Why are they doing this? Just as a thank you for being a Microsoft customer! If you would like to download all of the E-books at once scroll down to the “Download All” button to find directions.

Free Windows 10 Upgrade Coming to an End on July 29th

Over the past year, Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10, has gained a massive user base. With over 300 million devices worldwide running it, it’s safe to say that Windows 10 has, thus far, been a commercial success. However, the biggest reason for upgrading to Windows 10 (the free upgrade) will soon expire.