Geek

Geek started in 2004 with a focus on assisting business with a whole of enterprise approach. While we started helping small business, we have grown and are assisting business in the small and medium size space with a clear focus on businesses with 25-100 user space. In addition to Information Technology support and consulting, Geek is a market leader in the supply and support of Cloud services, Internet, telephony and photocopiers. Learn more at https://geekit.com.au/

Datto  2016 awards (l-r) Jon Paior, Rob Rae, Austin McChord, Giovanni Tirimacco and James Bergl W.JPGDatto 2016 awards (l-r) Jon Paior, Rob Rae, Austin McChord, Giovanni Tirimacco and James BerglAustralian IT services firm Geek Pty Ltd has won an international award for launching a “crypto crook” beating product in Australia which managed to save an Adelaide accounting firm $150,000 in just 15 minutes.

Geek founder and chairman Jon Paior said the business had been hit by a CryptoLocker scam, which was disturbingly common in Australia. “This client, a mid-tier Adelaide accounting firm, had bought the Datto backup appliance on our advice, hoping to never need it,” he said.

“However, their worst nightmare was realised when a staff member opened an AGL-branded scam email that generated a screen demanding thousands of dollars. All their files were encrypted, and totally inaccessible, including the main database. They were dead in the water.