On the 31st Oct 2016 Relate Software updated its email security policy in relation to receiving e-mails with attachments due to the increase in Ransomware.
Going forward we would advise you not to send emails to support containing attachments, for example; Relate Accounts Production backup files. In your email simply state the nature of your issue and include any screenshots you may require to give a concise explanation. If we require a backup of your data to resolve the issue, a member of the support team will forward you a link to upload to our secure file server. We suggest you review your own security policies as we have seen firms hit by this malicious attack recently and all of their files are now inaccessible.
“Ransomware is typically installed in a system through a malicious email attachment, an infected software download and/or visiting a malicious website or link. When the system is infected with ransomware, it is locked down, the user’s files are encrypted, or the user is restricted from accessing the computer’s key features. The ransomware will send pop-up windows asking the user to pay a specific ransom to reclaim or reactivate the computer.”
The new legislation will usher in the most comprehensive overhaul of Irish company law in over 50 years and we will provide you with a detailed synopsis of the highlights and notable changes that are to be introduced.
ACIS, Corporate Law & Company Secretarial Practice
A concise guide to the practical measures that Accounting Firms need to take from a tax perspective in adhering to FRS102.This will link up and follow on smoothly from the earlier presentation on the Accounting implications of FRS 102 covered by previous speakers.
The Statement of Recommended Practice applies to Charities preparing their accounts in accordance with the Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and ROI (FRS 102) - effective date January 2015.