New Ransomware “Locky” Discovered

Please read the following as it pertains to a new virus threat that can IRREVOCABLY DESTROY all data on your computer and the company network.

This virus is very similar to the recent Cryptowall / Cryptolocker virus.

Currently Antivirus and Firewalls will not catch this new threat as it is a zero day attack. This means it is a brand new attack and antiviruses have not had a chance to implement protections.

This threat is being distributed using e-mail and Word documents.
Emails are being sent out with a subject line such as ATTN: Invoice J-98223146 and a message such as “Please see the attached invoice (Microsoft Word Document) and remit payment according to the terms listed at the bottom of the invoice”.

If you receive an e-mail similar to this please DO NOT OPEN IT and DELETE THE EMAIL IMMEDIATELY. If you think you have opened such a file please contact Localloop at (478) 453-8324.

More information on “Locky” can be found at KnowBe4

gloCOM, A Global Communicator Desktop Application

There are many reasons to switch over to VoIP phone services but one of the newest features we are offering is gloCOM, a communicator application that can be used directly from your computer’s desktop. With gloCOM you can place and receive calls, instant message, send and receive faxes, and place conference calls directly from your computer screen. gloCOM can even integrate with your CRM so that your contact lists can be accessed through the soft phone application. For example, when someone in your contacts list calls, a window will pop up with their contact information so you have the caller’s information right in front of you. You can then answer or transfer the call using the buttons on your computer screen. This program works really well with a headset but you can also use your regular phone to talk or even a bluetooth.

gloCOM also allows for improved communication between the people within your business. Anyone who has the gloCOM soft phone program on their computer can see who is on a call and who may be away from their phone. It also allows for instant messaging, conference calls, and even video calls between extensions. The instant messaging features allow organization members to communicate without having to tie up a phone line and send files back and forth easily without having to send an email.

There are many different ways to place phone calls with gloCOM. If you ever have to look up a phone number on the web, you can make a phone call to that number straight from your Internet browser with just a click of your mouse. You can also drag and drop multiple phone numbers into the phone window to create a conference call. You can even add another number to an existing call to add more people to the conversation. gloCOM also allows for remote call monitoring.

These are just a few features of the gloCOM application. This application used with our VoIP phone systems can make communications within your business and with your customers easy and efficient. Call us today to find out more.

 

DPS is now Localloop, Inc.

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We are proud to announce that Data Protection Services (DPS) is now known as Localloop, Incorporated!

It has been a long journey since we started doing business back in 2010 offering data backup. Since then, we’ve expanded to offer maintenance contracts, managed antivirus, voice over IP phone service, computer networking, consulting, and many other things besides data protection. This was our main reason for changing the name. The fact that most of our customers, and us as well, just used our initials was also a contributing factor. New customers who didn’t know what DPS stood for, or didn’t need “data protection services,” wouldn’t have a reason to consider doing business with us.

We want to assure you that nothing has changed here at Localloop, Inc. besides our name. We still offer the same great service from the same great people for the same great prices. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns we would love to hear them. Please call us at 478-453-8324 or toll free at 855-711-LOOP (5667). You can also use our new contact form which will deliver your message directly to a Localloop, Inc. employee.

Thank you for being a valued customer of Localloop, Inc. We look forward to doing business with you.