Posts Tagged: ransomware

WannaCry Ransomware Attacks – Why Keeping your OS Updated Matters

WannaCry Ransomware Attacks – Why Keeping your OS Updated Matters

May 17, 2017

Whenever you get the opportunity to update your operating system, please do it. You may be uncomfortable with the updates applied at first, but at least you reduce the risk of being heckled for money by your own computer. Last Friday marked the start of a huge ransomware attack. This specific ransomware attack has been […]

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Three Main Methods of Ransomware Delivery

Three Main Methods of Ransomware Delivery

March 8, 2017

Spring is almost upon us, but before we begin hanging up our winter coats, let us take a look back to the 2017 Presidential Inauguration. A few days before the Presidential Inauguration, which was on January 20th, Washington D.C. had a brief ransomware infection. This infection affected systems which were networked with some of the […]

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Ransomware Removal

Ransomware Removal

October 13, 2016

The internet has a reputation for being a place people can go to get their technology tampered with by others. One tool in the arsenal of the modern-day cybercriminal is ransomware. For those of you who don’t know, ransomware is software which is designed to make victims pay a certain amount of money before possibly […]

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WARNING: Your Computer Could Be Held For Ransom!

WARNING: Your Computer Could Be Held For Ransom!

January 4, 2016

There are a lot of malicious viruses and malware types out there that can severely harm your computer but the latest one is particularly nasty. Known as Ransomware, this specific brand of malware is being used by underground criminals as a way of scoring some quick cash out of the pockets of innocent victims. So […]

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New Malware Encrypts User Files, Demands Ransom For Decryption

New Malware Encrypts User Files, Demands Ransom For Decryption

June 8, 2014

It looks as if computer users are going to need some help from Mel Gibson as many people are finding their machines under ransom. Yeah, you read that right….ransom. According to a recent report from Cisco Systems, a number of malicious advertisements have begun popping up on some very big name websites, including Disney, Facebook […]

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Computer Security Watch – April 29 2014

Computer Security Watch – April 29 2014

April 29, 2014

Retro Style Viruses, A Whole New Threat Today’s Top Threat Bloodhound.Flash.24 The Bloodhound.Flash is a virus that is “attempting to exploit the Adobe Flash Player Buffer Overflow Vulnerability(CVE-2014-0515).” Which simply put means that through a weakness in Adobe Flash your information, including usernames and passwords will be compromised.   Today’s Top Stories  Old Infostealer Resurfaces, […]

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