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New Ransomware Looks Like An Anti-Virus Installation

Posted on: 05/31/2019 | by: cthuntsville

Dharma is a highly successful ransomware strain. It recently has been made even more successful by a change in the way the hackers controlling it are deploying it. The first part of their latest campaign remains unchanged.  They rely on well-crafted phishing emails to lure employees in. The key difference, however, lies in the particulars […]

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Posted on: 05/30/2019 | by: cthuntsville

There’s a new threat in the world of ransomware to be aware of, known as MegaCortex. Based on its design, it seems clear that the malware’s authors drew inspiration from the movie, ‘The Matrix.’ It first made an appearance near the start of the year but it wasn’t widely employed by hackers, and as such, […]

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Baltimore estimates cost of ransomware attack at $18.2 million as government begins to restore email accounts

Posted on: 05/30/2019 | by: cthuntsville

A sign on the door of the Baltimore Department of Public Works’ water department office May 8, 2019. Residents have not been able to conduct business with the city or pay bills by cash or credit cash at the Abel Wolman Municipal Building because of a ransomware attack. (Kenneth K. Lam / The Baltimore Sun) […]

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Slow Computer?

Posted on: 05/28/2019 | by: cthuntsville

So, you’ve got a computer that has been faithful to you for 3+ years and it’s still in great condition but, it’s s l o w… What do you do?

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Scammers Now Use Google Ads To Steal Information

Posted on: 05/28/2019 | by: cthuntsville

There’s a new scam afoot that involves using Google Ads. We’re frankly surprised that it’s working, but apparently, it’s drawing some unsuspecting customers in. It appears to be an organized campaign. The unknown scam artists are creating ads with phrases like: “Amazon.com – Best place to get dream products. Best deals – Best support – […]

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Google Stored G Suite Users’ Passwords in Plain-Text for 14 Years

Posted on: 05/22/2019 | by: cthuntsville

  After Facebook and Twitter, Google becomes the latest technology giant to have accidentally stored its users’ passwords unprotected in plaintext on its servers—meaning any Google employee who has access to the servers could have read them. In a blog post published Tuesday, Google revealed that its G Suite platform mistakenly stored unhashed passwords of some of […]

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Opening a Small Business ain’t that easy but, Colonoscopy’s aren’t either!

Posted on: 05/17/2019 | by: cthuntsville

Looking to open up a business? Let the fun begin… Just because you found the perfect place does NOT mean it’s perfect. We looked at many places and although some were really great, something was really wrong. The price per square foot, what was included, Internet access, parking and so on. So, you finally find […]

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Windows Update May Fail With External Storage Devices

Posted on: 05/16/2019 | by: cthuntsville

Microsoft recently issued an important support document that your IT staff needs to be aware of. In part, their notice reads as follows: “Inappropriate drive reassignment can occur on eligible computers that have an external USB device or SD memory card attached during the installation of the May 2019 update.  For this reason, these computers […]

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Persistent Banking Trojan Virus Launches New Phishing Scam

Posted on: 05/13/2019 | by: cthuntsville

The venerable banking Trojan known as Q-bot is back in the news, having recently been spotted in the wild as part of a sophisticated new phishing campaign designed to claim a new generation of victims. Q-bot is one of the oldest banking Trojans still in use, and has a history that stretches back more than […]

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2019 Sees A Huge Rise In Ransomware Attacks

Posted on: 05/13/2019 | by: cthuntsville

According to FBI statistics, in 2013 there were 991 tracked incidents of ransomware attacks against business, resulting in losses slightly exceeding half a million dollars. The number of incidents steadily increased through 2016 when they reached 2,673 for the year, with total losses just shy of two and a half million dollars. During the 2017-2018 […]

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