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Dialing Change Announcement

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted 988 as a new three-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, starting July 16, 2022. Customers must continue to dial 1-800-273-TALK to reach the Lifeline until July 16, 2022. Here is information regarding the dialing change announcement. In… read more

Beware Apple Users; Your Devices are No Longer Safe From Apple Support Ransomware and Data Mining Attacks

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A new attack on Apple products has penetrated the basic Apple software protections, affected MacOS environments, and is rapidly gaining attention as a viable virus attack on your phones, tablets, and computers.  You are no longer safe from Apple support ransomware and data mining. Apple users should be concerned as EvilQuest ransomware is a type of… read more

How to beat Mac OS Ransomware

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Recently, a new attack on Apple products has affected the Mac OS environments. This attack is called EvilQuest (TheifQuest). How it works is; when executed, it replicates itself by modifying other computer programs and inserting its own code. This truly makes EvilQuest a real Mac OS virus. It will encrypt all your data in any… read more

Tips to Work From Home and Cyber Attacks during the COVID-19 Outbreak

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The COVID-19 outbreak has instilled a sense of fear into the hearts of many as their companies are forced to close, or they are being diverted to work from home. This has presented new opportunities for cybercriminals to become more creative with their attacks. Our goal at PacStates is to keep you, your family, and… read more

Help During Difficult Times

Dear Valued Clients, As an essential business, we are open and actively assisting our community. Our priority during this time of uncertainty is balancing the well-being of our employees, their families and our clients while continuing to provide access to essential telecommunications services. To keep this balance, we have made some adjustments to our operations… read more

WHY YOU SHOULD BE USING MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION

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Hacking has become an extremely profitable criminal enterprise, and Managed Service Provider’s (MSP’s) are the ideal target. A new article published on msspalert.com by Alexandre Cagnoni addresses the increased rate of cyber-attacks against MSP’s, and urges businesses to utilize Multi-Factor Authentication. In his article, Cagnoni makes note of two key factors that are making MSP’s… read more

WARNING: Critical Vulnerabilities Identified in Windows OS

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In a new report released by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), organizations were urged to install critical systems patches recently released by Microsoft to combat vulnerabilities identified in Windows. Three key vulnerabilities have been identified that could allow attackers to decrypt, modify or inject new data on user connections. A spoofing vulnerability in… read more

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