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October 2020 Blog

  • Paying Ransomware is Now Illegal

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has announced that it is now illegal for companies or IT firms to pay ransomware to hackers.  The advisory provides reasoning for this decision, including that paying ransomware only funds the criminal enterprise of hackers, often including terrorism.  In the past, many (perhaps…

    Posted 10/19/2020
  • SCWCC News and Medical Services FAQs

    Sandee Sprang was appointed Interim Executive Director by the Commission on October 12, 2020. Ms. Sprang will serve in this capacity during Executive Director Gary Cannon’s convalescence. Please carbon copy Ms. Sprang on all communications to Mr. Cannon during this interim period to ensure requests are properly handled. Ms. Sprang’s contact information is ssprang@wcc.sc.gov; 803-737-5744….

    Posted 10/14/2020
  • The Latest Phishing Scams

    The latest phishing scams being crafted are designed to look like they are coming from large reputable companies like Verizon, AT&T or USAA. The graphics in the fake emails are identical to the legitimate emails. They get you to click their links to “update your information” and before you know it, you have given them…

    Posted 10/6/2020