Happy Thanksgiving from The Fulcrum Group!

November 22nd, 2016

We'll bet most everybody is ready for a festive holiday season!

Although we can't guarantee there will be peace around the table this year, unless politics is stricken from the dinner docket, we're sure happy to share what everybody at The Fulcrum Group enjoys most - Here's what folks around our office said they're looking forward to:

Steve - Our family of four battles it out old school, using MarioKart 64 on the old Nintendo 64 platform (newer versions don’t evoke the same competitiveness and emotion as the old Mario Kart). Too bad my daughter tends to win more than the rest of us!  Favorite Thanksgiving food? I love gravy (is it just a Texas thing), but my mother-in-law almost poisoned me last year with her special homemade gravy.

Scam Alert: Fake Tech Support Claims Hard Disk Will Be Deleted

November 16th, 2016

Symantec warns that tech support scams are getting more sophisticated by the month: "These scams remain one of the major and evolving forces in the computer security landscape. Between January 1 and April 30 this year, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received 3,668 complaints related to tech support scams, which amounted to adjusted losses of almost US $2.27m."

Recently, Symantec has observed a new feature in the tech support scams it is detecting – the use of code obfuscators.