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Month: March 2016

Though Apple is famous for its easy to use computers and extensive security, the company suffered a setback this past week with its first ever “ransomware” attack. Hackers who have yet to be identified infected multiple versions of Apple’s “Transmission” program. Transmission is a tool that allows Mac users to transfer data to one another […]

Businesses in this day and age are becoming more reliant on technology than ever before. This trend is only going to continue, which is a good thing. It provides more solutions and allows businesses to grow quickly and produce in more efficient and automated ways. Furthermore, businesses can depend upon security and consistency as a […]

In February 2016, hackers intruded in the computer network of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. After encrypting sensitive medical information, the hackers and the hospital negotiated a ransom of $17,000 to return the files. The hackers were able to get into the hospital’s system through a malicious file called ransomware. Ransomware is […]

When it comes to data backup, there is one thing that should never come into question: Should you? The answer is that yes, no matter what you do, by all means backup data. There are too many things that can happen to data that isn’t backed up, and there are too many horror stories about […]

The world celebrates St. Patrick’s day by doing a variety of quirky things. In Chicago they die the river green—a tradition that started back in 1961, just five years after the city’s first St. Patty’s day parade. Across the world, inhabitants of New London dress up as leprechauns and change highway signs to read “New […]

From the beginning of time, every good business owner has searched for a way to make their business more effective and more competitive. In the years since the advent of the computer, business like yours have rushed to the advantages that this new era would bring. This has benefited them immensely. Today, information is the […]

We’d like to warn you that there is a new malware recently developed, known as Tyupkin, that’s stealing straight from the source. Surely you’ve heard of cybercriminals using “skimmers” to read victims’ cards and save their numbers and pin codes to turn into counterfeit copies. Well, this new technology allows for cybercriminals to cut out […]

Various businesses and healthcare facilities have been making the news, spotlighting a new fast growing threat to your data: ransomware. Unlike some forms of malware that just require a good cleaner to scrub them off your system, ransomware locks down your data and encrypts it. Then a message will pop up on your screen explaining […]

Do you have an in-house IT person or staff that helps you handle issues or implement new hardware and software? If so, that’s fantastic. But the secret to growing your company exponentially goes above and beyond handling issues or implementing new hardware and software. The secret is simple: Outsourcing to an experienced IT company to […]

A hacker, who goes by the moniker “Peace,” revealed that he placed a malicious backdoor onto hundreds of Linux Mint downloads on February 20. He also admitted to making an entire copy of the site’s forum on two separate occasions. One was on January 2, and the other was on February 18. Any information that […]

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