Stay on top of the latest scams and tech tips, as well as what we are up to at Links Technology.
Cybercriminals are using QuickBooks and fake invoices to trick people in their latest scam.
Links Technology was the Main Squeeze Sponsor for Lemonade Day!
Lemonade Day was in full swing with 32 stands around Schaumburg.
Malicious Multi-Vector Attacks
Cybercriminals are using multi-vector attacks to make their scams seem more legitimate.
SBA's 2022 Golf Classic
Our employees enjoyed golfing and being a hole sponsor at SBA's Golf Classic!
Cybercriminals are using the latest health concerns like Monkeypox for their phishing email topics.
Cybercriminals Are Using SEO To Trick You!
Cybercriminals use SEO to have their malicious websites rank higher and fool people into trusting them.
Undelivered Email Scam
Cybercriminals are using a very simple undeliverable email to trick people into sharing their login credentials with them.
Apple and Meta EDR Scams
Cybercriminals are hacking into law enforcement email systems and sending out fake Emergency Data Requests (EDRs).
Fake Emails Appearing To Be From You Scam!
Cybercriminals are using a new Malware called QakBot that allows them to send phishing emails to your users from your email account.
Malicious MFA Bypassing Future Scam
Cybercriminal researchers warn the public about a future scam that bypasses MFA's.
Latest Phishing Scam!
Fake voicemail attachments sending people to a fake Microsoft 365 login page is the latest cybercriminal scam.
Cybercriminals are sending out scams and spreading disinformation about Ukraine to get people's personal and payment information.
QR Code Scams on the Rise
Cybercriminals are utilizing QR codes to scam people into giving their personal or payment information.
Links Technology Participated in the SBA's Members & Miles Challenge!
Team Build Back Sweatier competed in SBA's four week Memebers & Miles Challenge.
2022 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference
The Links Team attended this year's park district conference representing both Links Technology and their app, CentralParks.
Fake Job Postings!
Cybercriminals are creating fake job posts looking like they are coming from real companies.
Cybercriminals are sending out Winter Olympic-themed social posts, phishing emails, and messages.
Shipping Phishing Emails
Since the supply chain has had shipping delays cybercriminals have created missed or delayed shipment phishing emails.
Google Voice Authentication Scams
Cybercriminals are using phone numbers they find online to link to their Google Voice account and to get access to other Google accounts.
Fake CBD Scam
Since CBD products have become even more popular during the pandemic, they have been used as the main topic in many phishing emails.
Latest Netflix Scam
Cybercriminals are using Netflix in their latest scam targeting current and potential customers.
Fake Customer Complaint Emails on the Rise
During the latest phishing email, cybercriminals are creating fake customer complaints urging you to act fast and fix what is wrong now.
Early Holiday Sale Scams
Cybercriminals use Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales as topics in their phishing emails.
Are You Cyber Smart?
Curious to see if you are cyber smart? See how many of these boxes you can check yes to.
Watch out for Microsoft Windows 11 Upgrade Scams
Microsoft is rolling out their Windows 11 upgrade in the next couple of weeks. Cybercriminals are using this topic in their latest phishing scams.
Hidden Google Drive Scam
Cybercriminals have learned to get around filters that flag suspicious-looking emails by using common platforms that not all filters will flag.
2021 SBA Golf Classic & Ladies Golf Outing
Schaumburg Business Association's Golf Classic & Ladies Golf Outing was a blast!
Links is Awarded MSP of the Year Award!
Links Technology was recognized in CPI North American MSP Innovation Awards 2021 as an extraordinary example of success in the US managed services market.
Forbes 2021 America's Best Recruiting Firms!
We are pleased to announce that Links Technology has been recognized as one of Forbes 2021 America's Best Professional Recruiting Firms!
Delivery Smishing Scam
Heads up all Android users! One of the latest scams going around is targeting Android users with a Smishing Scam.
LinkedIn File Sharing Scam
Using social media platforms and their connections is one of the easiest ways for cybercriminals to trick people ... LinkedIn is the latest victim.
The latest scam going around is a text message with a malicious link in it, better known as a smishing attack.
Latest Scams to Look Out for
Watch out for coronavirus, holiday shipping, "Is this a video of you?", and Capitol and Parler scams!
Latest Scam: Video Conferencing
Adjusting how we work during the Pandemic has been the challenge of 2020.
Giving Back During the Thanksgiving Holiday!
Each year Links employees donate to Poplar Creek Church's Thanksgiving Food Drive for Ontarioville Elementary School.
Latest Scam: Enabling Macros
Enabling macros is one of the most common ways bad guys can get you to install their malware on your computer.
2020 SBA Golf Classic Winners!
On Monday, September 28, The Schaumburg Business Association (SBA) had their first in-person Signature Event since the COVID Pandemic started.
Links is Awarded the Community Service Award!
Links Technology was awarded the 2019 Illinois Parks and Recreation Association and Illinois Association of Park Districts Community Service Award.
Why Use Colocation?
It can be a big task to house your network and server operations at your company. This is why more companies are switching to offsite locations.
Some Retailer Surveys are too Good to be True!
Retail surveys are sent out to customers so the retailer can learn more about what customers want and how they can improve.
Zoom Installer Phishing Emails
Video chats are becoming essential to network with others, hold meetings for work, and to connect with loved ones and friends.
Reverified as a Veteran-Owned Small Business
Once again, with great honor, we are proud to announce that Links Technology has been reverified as a Veteran-Owned Small Business for the next three years.
Tricked Into Becoming Money Mules
During these scary and unprecedented times, many people have found themselves unemployed.
Streaming Service Phishing Attacks Are Becoming Even More Popular
Netflix, Disney+, Spotify, and many more are being used in phishing scams!
Coronavirus Phishing Emails
Evil email attacks are still circulating while this Coronavirus pandemic is taking place. Many hackers are using an email claiming “You Are Infected.”
Microsoft has Extended Their Support Deadline
Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, Microsoft has pushed back deadlines for two versions of Windows 10.
You Are Important To Us!
Your support requests and concerns are very important to us. Our staff is working around the clock to give our customers top-notch support.
Central Parks 2020 Conferences!
After 5 years, we have just recently been promoting and exhibiting at park district trade shows solely focusing on our Central Parks brand/app platform.
7 Dangers of Public WiFi That Could Put Your Business At Risk
Working remotely may be a part of your job, but you should be mindful of the following risks using public Wi-Fi and how to avoid them.
Links Celebrates 20 Years & the Holidays!
On Saturday, December 7th Links Technology celebrated its 20th anniversary with a gala party at the Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel.
Why You Should Plan Your Disaster Recovery Plan Ahead of Time
We live in a digital-centric world, where technology Be prepared for a disaster so you never have one!
Jim's Foursome Takes Home The Cup!
The Links Technology Cup was yet another success on August 14th with around 150 golfers playing 18 holes and taking part in different contests on each hole.
Illinois Passes Amendments to Data Breach Notification Law
This law will require companies to notify the attorney general in the event of certain data breaches.
What To Do With Negative Facebook Comments
It can be really frustrating when people leave negative comments on your Business Facebook Page. A common name for these people is "Facebook Trolls."
2019 Volunteer Week!
This year our employees collected food items for our Food Donation Drive for Volunteers of America.
Tips on How to Help You Protect Your Data
National Data Privacy Day is on January 28th! Check out some of our quick tips on how you can protect your data.
Tips You Need To Know To Protect Your Data
Be wary of phishing, use strong passwords, consider multi-factor authentication, don't over-share on social media, and don't forget to update your software.
How To Avoid Tech Support Phone Scams
Have you been getting a lot of unsolicited phone calls? Do you know which ones are phone scams?
25 Passwords You Shouldn't Use
If you use any of these passwords it would be smart to change them and use the tips in our last blog.
How to Determine if an Email is a Phishing Email
Hackers are becoming smarter than ever. How are you supposed to determine if they are tricking you with a phishing email or not?
How to Make a Strong Password
The key to making a strong password is to make one that you remember easily but is still a difficult password where others can't guess it.
Tech Guy Terms Easily Explained
Sometimes web nerds use intense jargon when talking to clients. Here is Web Designer/Developer terminology explained!
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Visit
In July, Links COO, Jim Burke, went to visit new client, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in Tarrytown, NY.
2018's National Non-Profit Day Project
This year we decided to give a helping hand to a local non-profit, Wings Program Inc., as our National Non-Profit Day Project!
National Hire a Veteran Day!
Besides the obvious sacrifices they have made for our country, the primary reason to hire veterans is they come with a critical skill set—discipline.
Comcast Outages in Schaumburg & Across the Country!
Comcast users, we are getting word of widespread Comcast outages across the country causing internet latency and total outages.
Know Your Options for Protecting Your Data
Some concerning news has surfaced about Facebook allowing your private information to be used by third-party violators.
Links is a Hit at the Illinois Parks & Rec Conference
Links Technology was proud to be a part of the 2018 IAPD/ IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference on January 18 and 19 in Chicago!
Snopes Needs Their Community's Help
The ongoing legal dispute between Snopes and Proper Media is now causing some major financial issues.
Text Message Scams
You know all those recent email scams? Well, now hackers are targeting your smartphone with a text invitation that appears to be a shopping scam.
10th Annual Links Technology Cup
The 10th Annual Links Technology Cup golf outing is right around the corner! On August 9th, teams of four will compete for the Links Cup.