Posts Tagged ‘Virus’

You’ve got mail…..Spam and Viruses!

Posted June 04, 2018 by
Spam, E-mail and the Omnipresent Internet E-mail is probably the most universal form of communication for Internet users. It’s built into almost every device we use, be it tablets, phones, and computers. It’s almost like a digital ID. We use it to sign-in into other accounts, shop, and manage applications. Our e-mail address is the…

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…

5 Security Threats That Spell Doom For Any Organization

Posted September 12, 2017 by
Fact: your business will always be susceptible to various security threats in at least some capacity. It’s up to you to counter these threats before falling victim to them. To help you with this, we’ll go over the top five threats that you need to be prepared for. Viruses Viruses are bits of code that…

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…

ALERT: Massive Ransomware Attack is the Biggest Ever

Posted May 12, 2017 by
Run your Windows Updates and be very skeptical about opening unsolicited emails. Failure to do so may result in a very dangerous strain of ransomware that could infect your entire network and spread to your clients, partners, and prospects. Microsoft has even released patches for some older, unsupported versions of Windows to combat the threat…

New Microsoft Word Zero-Day Attack Installs Spyware On Fully Patched PC’s

Posted April 10, 2017 by
ZDNet has reported a new Microsoft Word attack that is able to strike even fully updated and patched machines.  The attack uses HTML to install spyware onto attacked systems.  Microsoft says that a patch will be coming out tomorrow.  Be sure to patch all of your machines against this vulnerability.  For more information, see the…

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