30 05, 2019

Baltimore Ransomware Update

By |2019-05-30|Cybersecurity, Malware, News, Ransomware|

Baltimore Ransomware Update

It was preventable!

Alas poor Baltimore, I knew it well! (bit of a misquote.) And not true anyway - I’ve only been there a few times as a kid. But I might as well know it; their current malware problems could happen anywhere in the States or in the world.

City services are still dramatically affected weeks after the attack. Now they are asking for federal disaster relief funds to help them recover, which means that we might all be paying for it to some extent. The city has its own fair share of problems and - again - this was entirely preventable by proper backup/disaster recovery/business continuity procedures. Cheap insurance, folks.

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14 05, 2017

Protect Yourself from Ransomware [Updated]

By |2017-05-14|News, Security|

 

Wanna Cry Screenshot

Wanna Cry Screenshot

 

NEW RANSOMWARE

On May 12, 2017 a new ransomware virus called WannaCry was unleashed and it wreaked havoc on Microsoft Windows systems.  Infected computers had their important files encrypted and the user was prompted to pay a ransom to the authors of the virus in order to recover their files.

As is common, the ransom for malware removal was demanded to be paid in Bitcoin. The amount to pay increases over time to encourage prompt transfer of funds.

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