Downtime: The Datto Blog

DHS Alert Warns of Hidden Cobra Cyberattacks

Fresh off the recent Crash Override malware news, we have yet another alert that should be raising some eyebrows.

How to Recover from Ransomware

Many businesses have suffered ransomware attacks and had their data encrypted. Some have paid the ransom to decrypt their data because they couldn’t restore data within a reasonable timeframe (or at all).

"Crash Override" Malware Causes Cybersecurity Alert

​The Department of Homeland Security​ has issued a cybersecurity alert for a form of malware known as Crash Override.

British Airways Back to Business after Major Outage

​Hundreds of thousands of passengers were stranded after a massive IT failure crippled British Airways over the weekend​.

Watch a Live WannaCry Infection and Recovery

WannaCry came roaring in a couple weeks ago, wreaking havoc and affecting over 200,000 machines in over 200 countries.

One MSP Offering Bitcoin as a Service

At a recent trade show, I learned of a managed service provider (MSP) that was offering BaaS—Bitcoin as a Service!

How Ransomware Detection Works

The global WannaCry ransomware infection has brought to light the different attack vectors that are out in the world today.

Three Reasons Adylkuzz May Be More Effective Than WannaCry

WannaCry got all the attention over the past week but another bit of malware has been more successful.

What You Need to Know about Adylkuzz Malware

​One week after the initial WannaCry ransomware attack, the focus of the cybersecurity world has begun to shift to a new threat.

Datto Partners Evade WannaCry Attack

Despite affecting over 200,000 businesses in 150 countries, WannaCry hasn’t had a significant impact on the Datto partner community.

Webinar: The WannaCry Ransomware Crisis Explained

The recent WannaCry attack swept across the globe, infecting 200,000 systems in over 150 countries around the world.

Why Are Ransomware Attacks Like WannaCry So Effective?

Ransomware has been in the news continuously for the past couple of years and no organizations are immune from an attack.

Is WannaCry 2.0 in Our Future?

It appears last week’s WannaCry ransomware attack​ was only the beginning.

Ransomware Attacks Reported Across the Globe

Last week's WannaCry ransomware attack infected victims in 150 countries before finally slowing down.

Microsoft's "Crazy Bad" Bug: What Does It Mean for You?

Microsoft has issued a patch to fix a major bug. According to security experts, the bug is considered “crazy bad” and may be amongst the worst flaws in recent history.

How to Spot a Phishing Email

Here's how to avoid this sort of scam in the future.

New Cybersecurity Alert Warns IT Service Providers

The Department of Homeland Security recently issued a cybersecurity alert.

The Top 3 Ransomware Myths

Ransomware was a headline-hogger in 2016, and that trend looks like it will continue in 2017.

What Can We Learn from a Hacker?

To protect your business from cybersecurity attacks, one of the best resources to learn from is the hackers themselves.

What Is Social Engineering?

Definition of the most common types of social engineering (Quid Pro Quo, Pretexting, Phishing, etc) of hackers today.

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