Posts Tagged ‘Ransomware’


Android Ransomware Kits on the Rise

Posted March 23, 2018 by
The do-it-yourselfers of the world have enjoyed the autonomy that the Internet brings into their lives. They can now look up how-to guides and YouTube videos on how to do just about anything. However, the Internet has also given hackers and other cybercriminals access to all sorts of technology that makes using malware and other…

Ransomware Presents Big Risks

Posted March 15, 2018 by
The business world has been presented a lot of threats recently, and perhaps one of the most notable is ransomware. The reason it has become so notorious is because it’s incredibly difficult to remove from a system; and, the way that it spreads is constantly changing and adapting to further its influence. How can your…

“It Redirected Where?” – A Case Study in Security Precautions

Posted October 27, 2017 by
Imagine what it would be like to discover that your website was suddenly redirecting to content that was decidedly more… adult... than what should be representing your business. For a company in Phoenix, Arizona, this was the unfortunate reality after they had let their IT administrator go. The administrator, Tavis Tso, created a web in…

CCleaner Software Might Contain Malware Inside!

Posted September 18, 2017 by
The popular Windows “junk” cleanup tool and PC optimizer CCleaner has been found to have malware implanted inside it.  The exploit could allow remote control of a PC that is running the infected version of the software.  Users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of the software.  Ensure that you download the software…

Ransomware Continues To Attack Businesses

Posted August 24, 2017 by
Ransomware continues to be an expensive problem for large and small businesses alike.  The number of ransomware attacks continues to grown and the number of successful infections continues to rise.  Many victims have paid out hundreds to a million dollars to get their data back.  Yet the biggest cost to businesses is not the ransom…

Ransomware Now Targets WordPress Websites

Posted August 16, 2017 by
We are sure that you have seen the recent stories about hackers attacking computers and servers, encrypting the files and then demanding a ransom be paid to (maybe) unencrypt the files.  Those scams have affected hundreds of thousands of systems across the world and caused billions of dollars worth of damage.  Unfortunately this trend is…

Petya 2.0 Attacks. Excalibur Technology MSP Clients Safe!

Posted June 29, 2017 by
Last month Wannacry unleashed havoc across the world.  This month, Petya is making the rounds.  Next month will be a new threat.  Computers and servers are being encrypted and data is being held hostage until a hefty ransom is paid.  What is a business owner to do?  Ensure that you are taking a proactive approach…

Study Finds Employees To Be Sloppy About Network Security

Posted June 21, 2017 by
How confident are you that your employees act in the best interest of your company’s security with every decision they make? While it’s certainly the case that you, as the business owner, think along these lines, it’s also true that the average worker isn’t nearly as motivated about network security as you are. The challenge,…

These Police Officers Called For Backup… And It Was Infected With Ransomware

Posted June 16, 2017 by
The police exist to serve, protect, and enforce the law, but who can we turn to if even the cops are made victim of a cyberattack? This is the question the residents of Cockrell, Texas have to answer, as their police department fell victim to a ransomware attack known as the Osiris Ransomware. Before you…

For This Ransomware, “Yes Or No” Really Means “Yes Or Yes”

Posted August 01, 2016 by
The ransomware Petya (previously thought to have been eradicated) has unfortunately resurfaced, and it’s brought a friend to the party. Petya was delivered via an email containing an invitation to apply for a job, including the virus in an executable file that was disguised as a PDF job resume. When a helpless user clicked the…


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