Monthly Archives - May 2017

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Keeping Up with the WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Video Courtesy of C|Net What is WannaCry?  WannaCry is classified as ransomware. Ransomware is a type of hacking attack known for holding user’s computers hostage until some ransom has been met. The ransom usually asks for Bitcoin, a type of currency that is untraceable.   How does WannaCry ransomware work? Upon infecting a computer, it encrypts all the data on a computer. This locks the computer down. The attack then posts a screen demanding you pay to regain access to your files. According to CNet’s [...]

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How Do I Get My Website Back?

Sadly, while working in the web design & hosting industry, we have heard our fair share of horror stories from clients about previous encounters with designers or hosting companies not delivering on promises and even “locking” clients out of their websites. While we won’t give you legal advise, we can tell you how to get the keys BACK in your pocket and, with some foresight and due diligence, how to keep the keys to your castle. Regaining access to a hostage or [...]

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Small Businesses are Big Fish

The high cost of recovery from a Security Breach Small to medium size businesses are what keep this country moving. Unfortunately, for many of these business owners, budgetary needs force them to make cuts that the mammoth corporations do not have to consider. These budget cuts can often result in reduced security and sub-par IT services that in the long run can end up costing the company even more money. Reacting to; and the recovery from, a security breach or [...]