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Systems Engineering Blog

Microsoft 365 Service Health Status

January 29, 2019

Currently, Microsoft 365 users are unable to authenticate and access cloud services. Users with cached logins are not affected by this issue; however, new authentication attempts are only 50% successful.

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SE Alert

Webex Teams Services Unavailable - Now Restored

September 26, 2018

Update as of 9:48 AM - Thursday, September 27

All Control Hub services have been restored.

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SE Alert

VPNFilter Malware Threat

May 30, 2018

Cisco Talos researchers announced this past week that Russian hackers were able to amass a collection of over 500,000 malware-infected consumer-grade routers.  Dubbed the VPNFilter, this malware could have a significant impact on the operability of routers around the world by shutting down networks, blocking traffic, or collecting mass amounts of user information. There is also the potential to use all of the compromised devices in a single attack against a strategic target.

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SE Alert

Unusual Ransomware Strain Encrypting Cloud Email

January 16, 2018

There's a new social engineering tactic on the loose affecting cloud email accounts like Microsoft Office 365. The ransomware attack, hidden beneath a "new Microsoft anti-spam service," tricks users into accepting the service, thereby providing the cyberattacker with access to their email account. It is at that time that all emails and their attachments are encrypted in real time and requested to pay a ransom to recover the data.

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SE Alert

SE CleanMail Communication

July 11, 2017

As of 12:36 PM EST, our SE CleanMail provider, Proofpoint, was experiencing intermittent email delays. As a result, SE CleanMail clients might have experienced a disruption in the receipt of emails from external senders. 

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SE Alert

Microsoft Office 365 Email Delivery Degradation

June 30, 2016

Today at approximately 11:30am EST, users of Microsoft Office 365 began to experience delays and/or the nondelivery of external emails. 

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SE Alert

Ransomware Continues to Proliferate

May 26, 2016

https://www.syseng.com/it-consulting-services/se-policyadvisor/Here at Systems Engineering (SE), we continue to see businesses impacted by ransomware; this creates a disruption to business and in some cases, a data breach. 

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SE Alert, Cybercrime, IT Security

Business Email Compromise Scam

October 30, 2015

Last week, a client of ours received the phishing email below requesting wire transfer account information.  Fortunately for them, they did not fall for it.  In the actual email, real names and real emails were used and the recipient, "Jane", was likely to have the information the scammer sought. 

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SE Alert, Cybercrime

File Sharing Applications

October 26, 2015

File sharing applications such as DropBox, ShareFile, Google Docs, and OneDrive are being utilized more frequently. Although these applications provide convenience, especially when sharing large files, they can create additional risks for your network.

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SE Alert, Cybercrime, IT Security