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"If your organization is considering utilizing an IT vendor, I would strongly encourage you to use
The National Education Association

"The project was a success due to their vast knowledge, their work ethic, and the great personalities they have."

"Accu-Networks has worked very closely with us, to give our company its greatest technical potential."
Buckley, Mendleson, Criscione & Quinn, P.C.

"Accu-Networks has put all the pieces of my puzzle together and are there 24/7 when we need them."
The Law Offices
of Timothy J. O'Connor

"We're grateful for their expertise, diligence, and efficiency."
Adam Ross Cut Stone

"They respond quickly and understand our needs." Whispering Pines Preschool

"Accu-Networks has consistently quoted and invoiced their exceptional services at a very fair price." The East Greenbush
Public Library

"Accu-Networks has gone above and beyond many times to keep us up and running!!! They respond to our needs immediately and fix whatever needs fixing...even if it is after hours, weekends, or holidays. Sometimes they are aware of our problems before we are! We have never had an IT problem they couldn’t fix!"
The Albany County
Bar Association

"Accu-Networks has been a life saver for us. We have used them several times and they consistently provide great IT knowledge and wonderful customer service at very good prices."
House of Praise Ministries

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About Us

Our Company

Accu-Networks is the trade name of Arissa LLC, an Albany based organization founded by Jeff Clesceri in April 2006. Accu-Networks is a full-service IT consulting firm focused on providing high quality consulting assistance and technical support.

Our client base is primarily comprised of small-to-medium businesses such as private enterprises, not-for-profit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies located in the Greater Capital District.

Our Story

Jeff Clesceri is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, holding a Bachelor of Science cum laude. Jeff's professional career began with a local consultancy where he was employed as a network engineer for several years, learning the industry from the ground up. Over these years, Jeff built a professional network of engineers and consultants who share a common vision of how an IT consultancy should conduct business. Accu-Networks is the culmination of that vision.

Since its inception, Accu-Networks has assisted a variety of companies and organizations in the evaluation and application of technology with regard to their critical business processes. We enjoy collaborating with our fellow small business owners to help find the right balance of practicality and technological complexity, with due attention to the all-important bottom line.



Accu-Networks is proud to announce our partnership with Labtech Software!

LabTech is a unique tool, the only remote monitoring and management (RMM) solution designed from the perspective of system engineers with real experience in the services industry who are well aware that limited resources have to meet ever-increasing demands.

XLoader Android Spyware and Banking Trojan Distributed via DNS Spoofing

We have been detecting a new wave of network attacks since early March, which, for now, are targeting Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The attacks use Domain Name System (DNS) cache poisoning/DNS spoofing, possibly through infringement techniques such as brute-force or dictionary attacks, to distribute and install malicious Android apps. Trend Micro detects these as ANDROIDOS_XLOADER.HRX.

These malware pose as legitimate Facebook or Chrome applications. They are distributed from polluted DNS domains that send a notification to an unknowing victim’s device. The malicious apps can steal personally identifiable and financial data and install additional apps. XLoader can also hijack the infected device (i.e., send SMSs) and sports self-protection/persistence mechanisms through device administrator privileges.

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Posted on 19 April 2018 | 6:06 pm

XTRAT and DUNIHI Backdoors Bundled with Adwind in Spam Mails

We discovered a spam campaign that delivers the notorious cross-platform remote access Trojan (RAT) Adwind a.k.a. jRAT (detected by Trend Micro as JAVA_ADWIND.WIL) alongside another well-known backdoor called XTRAT a.k.a XtremeRAT (BKDR_XTRAT.SMM). The spam campaign also delivered the info-stealer Loki (TSPY_HPLOKI.SM1).

DUNIHI (VBS_DUNIHI.ELDSAVJ), a known VBScript with backdoor and worm capabilities, was also seen being dropped with Adwind via spam mail in a separate incident. Notably, cybercriminals behind the Adwind-XTRAT-Loki and Adwind-DUNIHI bundles abuse the legitimate free dynamic DNS server hopto[.]org. The delivery of different sets of backdoors is believed to be a ploy used to increase the chances of system infection: If one malware gets detected, the other malware could attempt to finish the job.

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Posted on 19 April 2018 | 6:00 am

Ransomware XIAOBA Repurposed as File Infector and Cryptocurrency Miner

Currently, cryptocurrency miners are heavily used by malware—we’ve seen miners injected onto ad platforms, on popular mobile devices, and servers. Malware creators change payloads to maximize their chances to make a profit, and in this volatile cryptocurrency landscape, they seem committed to integrating miners into their arsenal. We are now also seeing binary infectors using miners to suit their needs.

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Posted on 17 April 2018 | 6:39 am