Fraudsters are using new online security checks to trick banking customers into handing over their financial details and personal data.
Banks, card providers and retailers across the EU are currently in the process of emailing customers asking them to provide up to date contact information, as part of new checks for online card payments known as strong customer authentication (SCA).
Nescafé coffee lovers are the latest to be targeted with a phishing scam designed to steal their personal details and infect their device with malware.
The scam is circulating widely on social media and users have reported receiving a message saying: “Nescafe offers free coffee machine and 3 coffee packs. Complete this mini survey and win a Nescafe Coffee machine”
Windows 10 users are being warned to avoid a phishing scam that attempts to trick them into handing over their usernames and passwords. The scam is targeting users of Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud hosting service.
Blackburn, 17th May 2019 – EG Group announce the acquisition of GB3, a provider of information technology (IT) solutions based in Preston, United Kingdom.
In parallel, Graham Billsborough, Founder and CEO of GB3 has been appointed EG Group’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). Commenting on the appointment, Graham Billsborough said, “The GB3 team are excited to have reached this definitive agreement with EG Group. The combination aligns our expertise in technology management with their leadership in the forecourt retail convenience sector.”
Avengers Endgame has become a box office sensation, grossing more than a billion dollars in its opening week. Unsurprisingly, cybercriminals have been quick to exploit the movie’s popularity by tricking fans with free digital downloads of the movie
World Password Day was created to raise awareness about the importance of strong, secure passwords. With ever-increasing threats to your corporate, personal information and online security, maintaining strong passwords is critical.
There is little doubt that in two weeks time we’ll be done with March. The question remains however, and this is where the uncertainty lies, as we finish with March, will the UK be done with the EU. So what does this mean for GDPR?
If you happen to know the answer to that question, do let us know. In the meantime, the varying options being explored seem to change on an increasing basis. Will there be a deal, what will it look like, or will it be no deal, are we running out of time? Don’t worry, this is a Noel Edmond pun free zone, I promise.
Today was the first outing for our new GB3 brand; designed by the amazing Jen at 27 Eleven. The new look brand sees a new logo and font set inspire a cleaner and more informative website. We are taking an iterative approach to the new brand introduction; so we will be introducing more brand items over the coming months. We hope you like the brand refresh and enjoy seeing updates over the coming months.
Today is the day we’ve been looking forward to all year, yes that’s right, it’s Data Protection Day 2019! Are you celebrating as we are, by unsubscribing from the email newsletters that we don’t actually read, or maybe downgrading social media access or installing a new ad blocker on your favourite web browser? We thought so…
It's Christmas Hamper Day at GB3! To thank our awesome team for all their hard work during 2018, we've given everyone a hamper of goodies to enjoy over Christmas. Just look at the happy faces of our support team! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at GB3!
This week we went live with ServiceNow and our Hikon Service Now consultant Shay Faingold has been on site to make sure all went smoothly (it did!). He brought with him this amazing cake replica of our office. Shay is pictured third from the right with some of the members of our brilliant support team. Thanks Shay - we love a bit of cake at GB3! We are now working hard to bring the benefits of ServiceNow to our customers - expanding and refining the services we provide.
Archbishop Temple an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ school invited GB3 to tender for their IT support and systems strategy. An established school it was struggling with IT reliability and had several issues with connectivity on their network. GB3 conducted an ICT Health Check and identified improvements around SIMS performance and the performance of the network.
A GB3 monthly support customer contacted the GB3 help desk on 22 February 2017 as they were unable to open any word or excel files, they received an error message saying the files were corrupt. Recognising this as a virus, or cyber-attack, the first line support team immediately triggered a ‘P1’ ticket process, which is what we call a Multi-user issue with no work around, the most urgent type of ticket that can be raised. This kind of issue has seen organisations in the UK suffer days and weeks of outages, including NHS Trusts.
London Fire Brigade approached GB3 through Resilience Direct to build an information sharing system to allow the London Resilience Forum to better coordinate and share information more easily. With over 25 different agencies across London that make up the London Resilience Forum, known as London Prepared, it is vital that they can provide situational updates easily and to be able to react and plan quickly when an incident arises.
Amey approached GB3 to assist in the implementation of their own bespoke WM Highways application. Amey undertook a programme to institute a standard operating model across their existing Local Highways contracts, deploying WM Highways as their chosen job pack delivering system. During the programme, the customer was awarded another contract and mobilised this with WM Highways.
The customer had requirements for a team consisting of training and system implementation specialist to form part of a SAP and Mobile deployment project team. GB3 provided a full training team, working collaboratively with a spectrum of project teams, including business analysis, development and testing.