Equifax Freeze PINs Aren’t As Secure As They Could Be

The Equifax data breach has been a considerable issue for countless individuals, exposing sensitive information that could lead to identity theft and so much more. In response to this breach, some experts are recommending that consumers go as far as freezing their credit lines because of the potential for breaches. Well, it all comes down […]

In The Wake Of A Disaster, Beware Of Charity Scams

Wanting to give donations in the wake of a disaster is admirable. However, with so many regions of the United States having been devastated by a natural disaster in recent weeks, there are dozens of illegitimate charities out there looking to take advantage of your generosity and compassion.With resources like web pages and applications that […]

Artificial Intelligence: Right For The SMB?

If the results of a Google search for ‘small business technology trends’ is any indication, artificial intelligence (AI) is not something that just concerns larger businesses and enterprises. Judging by the sheer number of articles that have been produced over the last several months, it is easy to see why a user might get the […]

100 Countries Hit By Android DDoS Malware

In what is one of the first attacks of its kind, a botnet dubbed WireX swept across 100 countries, controlling over 120,000 IP addresses at its peak. The factor that made WireX so unique was the fact that the botnet was made up of Android-powered devices that had one of 300 malicious apps downloaded from […]

ALERT: Equifax Data Breach Potentially Exposes 44 Percent of All Americans

In case you haven’t heard, the credit bureau, Equifax, has suffered a data breach that may have exposed the records of 143 million Americans. On July 29th, it was discovered that cybercriminals had “exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files,” according to the company. In the statement released on August […]

48 Vulnerabilities Resolved On Patch Tuesday

Microsoft’s monthly Patch Tuesday issued resolutions to 48 vulnerabilities in August, including 15 that affected Windows, 25 critical flaws, 21 important flaws, and 27 that allowed for remote execution. This is a lot to consider, but the main jist of this is that lots of threats were fixed, and that your organization shouldn’t risk not […]

MBTS Support Tray Icon

In order to better serve you and improve our support, we are implementing our new MBTS Support Tray Icon. The new icon will give you a quick and easy way to submit tickets along with some convenient links. Beginning July 7th, the new icon will be pushed out to all workstations and laptops. It should […]

Midnight Blue Technology Services Ranked Among Top 501 Managed Service Providers by MSPmentor

Pittsburgh, PA (June 19, 2017) – Midnight Blue Technology Services ranks among the world’s most progressive 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs), according to MSPmentor’s 10th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings. The top MSP 501 companies ranked this year include organizations from around the world and from diverse technology and business backgrounds. Collectively, they amassed $14.48 […]

Lowlife Ransomware Hackers Now Asking for More Than $1k Per Attack

Ransomware remains a very real threat, and is arguably only getting worse. Attacks are now able to come more frequently, and there are opportunities for even relative amateurs to level an attack against some unfortunate victim. However, this is not to say that there is nothing you can do to keep your business from becoming […]

Important Notice to BlueCentral Clients: WannaCry Ransomware Outbreak

This past Friday, a major ransomware outbreak occurred affecting hundreds of thousands of users in over 150 countries, including healthcare facilities, major utilities, and large companies like FedEx. Also, this Friday and over the weekend, the Team at Midnight Blue made sure that every computer that is covered under our BlueCentral managed service was pushed […]

It’s Now Legal for ISPs to Sell Your Online Browsing History

Due to recent legislative activity, the rules and regulations that the Federal Communications Commission put in place to protect the personal data of Internet users have been struck down. This change now allows ISPs, or Internet Service Providers, to sell the browsing information of their customers to advertisers without consent–a move many consider to be […]

IBM Drops Bomb on the Industry By Storing Data on an Atom

Data storage has long been a major pain point for technology development, but a rather large (or small) breakthrough has resulted in data being stored on a single atom. The development comes from researchers at IBM, and it could have a potentially nuclear impact on the way that data storage functions. The research team conducted […]

Internet-Connected Cars Prove Easy Targets for Hackers

Cars aren’t as simple as they used to be, particularly in regard to the technology that’s inside them. Nowadays, you’d be hard-pressed to find a new vehicle that isn’t vulnerable in some way to threats like malware or cyber attacks. The researchers at Kaspersky have proven that many apps that are connected to smart cars […]

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Midnight Blue will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving holiday. If you’re one of our VIP BlueCentral customers, rest assured that we’ve got your back! Engineers will be on call throughout the holiday weekend to take care of any of your emergency needs. Have a safe and happy […]

Save the Date

Please join us on Thursday, October 20th from 4 – 7 PM for our open house! Come meet the team, see our network operations center, and check out the latest technology. More details to follow.

We’re Growing!

Thanks to you, our clients, Midnight Blue was named one of the fastest growing companies in Pittsburgh in 2016 (see the list here)! Due to our growth, we’re looking to fill several positions, including Systems Engineer and Helpdesk Engineer. If you know a good candidate, please feel free to forward the links below or have […]

Midnight Blue Welcomes Rich Williams to the Team!

We are pleased to announce the newest member of our management team, Rich Williams! Rich is an extremely versatile, proven and successful IT manager with over 25 years of experience in systems, networking, communications, business analysis and management for MSP’s, corporate IT, and secure, compliant entities including banking and social services. He has performed and […]