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Posts Tagged ‘Ransomware’


CCleaner Software Might Contain Malware Inside!

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

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

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!

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

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

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”

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…

Alert: New Petya Ransomware Spreads Via Fake Online Resumes

Next time you see an unsolicited resume in your email, it’s worth scrutinizing before you just click on it. It could be a nasty new ransomware called Petya. Petya is a particularly mean-spirited ransomware that hackers use to extort money from their victims. Infection begins with a Windows error, followed by the typical “blue screen…

CryptoLocker Strikes Again: This Time, It Hits Gamers Where It Hurts

Can you believe it’s already been two years since Cryptolocker, a particularly nasty strain of ransomware, was released into the online environment? By encrypting files on a victim’s computer, and forcing them to pay a fee for their safe return, Cryptolocker has been a significant threat to both business and personal environments. Now, however, a…


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