3 Ways to Tell If You’ve Been Cryptojacked… and How Business IT Services Can Help


In our last article, we discussed cryptojacking in great detail, including information about what cryptojacking is, how it happens, and why cybercriminals are increasingly turning to this destructive method of cyberattack. If you haven’t read the cryptojacking article “Cryptojacking: An Emerging Threat for Business Technology” yet, we highly recommend checking that out first. However, if you […]

Cryptojacking: An Emerging Threat for Business Technology

05/29/2018 Cryptojacking

Step aside, ransomware. The new kid on the block is called cryptojacking – and it’s hitting a lot more computers. As you read previously on this blog, ransomware has become a booming industry, run somewhat like an MLM. Like all pyramid schemes, the ransomware business model works well… for the people on the top. However, […]

Fact: No One Understands Software, Not Even Your Managed Services Consultant


Considering that Interplay is a managed services consultant and we wrote this blog ourselves, it may seem odd to you that we’re admitting we don’t fully understand software. Let us clarify. We actually understand software quite well, along with servers, networks, and business continuity services… but no one in the world understands software 100%. Not […]

How to Prevent the End of the World with Managed IT Services for Small Businesses


On July 8, 2015, United Airlines, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Wall Street Journal all suffered massive network outages. Though the results of these outages certainly weren’t disastrous—United grounded some planes, the NYSE halted trading, and WSJ subscribers were unable to read the news—all three of them going down at the same time […]

The Newest Network Security Hazard: Ransomware-as-a-Service

03/07/2018 Hacker using ransomware

Since 2016, ransomware has been on the rise in all 50 states, and 2018 certainly doesn’t look like it’s going to be the year that ransomware gets beat once and for all. In fact, lawmakers are still deciding what to do about the growing ransomware problem, and experts predict that this year ransomware will finally […]

Winter Olympics Hack Update (Part 2) – How a Managed Services Provider Can Help

02/24/2018 Downhill skier

In our last article, Part 1 of this series on the recent cyberattack on the Olympics, we discussed what happened at the Winter Olympics 2018, why it happened, and what this means for your company. In this article, we’ll offer tips that can help your company avoid falling victim to the same loopholes that granted […]

Winter Olympics Hack Update (Part 1) – Facts About the Pyeongchang Data Breach

02/20/2018 Snowboarder in the air during Pyeongchang data breach

We’re not sure if you heard, but the Winter Olympic games in Pyeongchang were hacked by the Russians. Though South Korea had strengthened their defenses against a cyberattack, the hacking still created a mess for the Olympic organizers. And one of the main problems with it is that it involved phishing. This article, the first […]

Wisdom Wednesday: Taking and Printing Screenshots on Windows 10


Need a fast Windows screenshot? We’ll show you how to do it! Do you need to take a quick Windows screenshot for work or fun, but can’t figure out how to do it? Don’t worry: Our guide will show you just how it’s done. Copy the Screen for Posts Traditionally, the “Print Screen” option is […]

Memorial Day – Reflecting On Sacrifice


Memorial Day has been observed on the final Monday in May each year since 1971, but this occasion traces its roots back much farther in our country’s history. Originally known as Decoration Day, this day was first established during the Civil War in 1862 and was marked by loved ones decorating the graves of those […]

The Latest Ransomware Attack Has Immobilized Major Companies Across the Globe


While it remains unclear exactly how many have been affected by the latest ransomware, aptly called “WannaCry,’ the estimate has already reached more than 75,000 computers in over 150 counties worldwide. Hospitals, government offices, and high profile organizations are still reeling today after what cyber experts are calling one of the largest cyber attacks ever. […]