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Company Pays $1 Million to Recover Files from Ransomware Attack

​Nayana, a South Korean web-hosting firm will reportedly pay a $1 million ransom to regain access to their hacked files.

University College London Hit with Major Ransomware Attack

University College London is continuing to deal with a major cyberattack. The university has warned students and staff about the risk of potential data loss and a substantial disruption to operations.

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).

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.

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.

The Top 3 Ransomware Myths

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

Ransomware Attacks to Increase in Healthcare Industry

As if the healthcare industry wasn’t getting hit hard enough by ransomware already, attacks are expected to quadruple by 2020.

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.

We Infected Ourselves with Ransomware

We infected ourselves with ransomware. Yes, you read that right.

iPhone Users Hit with Fake Ransomware

​These days, we rely on our phones for just about everything. So, imagine if you thought you were locked out of your iPhone due to a ransomware infection.

Department of Homeland Security Issues Cybersecurity Alert

According to the DHS, all systems behind a HTTPS interception product are potentially at risk.

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