Think you’ve got your bases covered because you already have an antivirus program? Think again.
By now, you’ve probably heard about the “WannaCry” or “WannaCryptor” virus. It was released Friday, May 12th and quickly spread to over 57000 machines in over 150 countries. Perhaps the most shocking aspect of “WannaCry” is that it’s still growing. Security analysts were able to discover a kill switch on Saturday; however, this has only slowed the spread – i.e. you are still as risk. “WannaCry” is being called the biggest ransomware outbreak the Internet has ever seen. Read more
Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Montreal-based FixMeStick Technologies, Inc. No. 9 on the 29th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. The PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth. Read more
Equifax Was Hacked – Now What?
Equifax, one of the three largest credit agencies, announced that 143 million credit records have been stolen between May and July, including 44 million British customers. This means Social Security numbers, driver’s licenses and credit cards could now be in the hand of criminals. Read more
We Have Everything You Need To Know About The Kedi RAT
New remote-access Trojan (RAT), called Kedi, could be snooping on your system. Researchers just discovered this Trojan which evades antivirus software and steals your data while transmitting information back to hackers using your Gmail.
Here at FixMeStick, we’ve noticed that browser hijackers are among the most common complaints among users whose computers have been infected. Unlike many viruses that linger silently in the background, browser hijackers prominently disrupt the experience of going online and create headaches for ordinary people who don’t know how to get rid of them. Read more
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Malware is an umbrella term for any kind of malicious software designed to disrupt operation, steal information, or gain access to private computer systems.
Once upon a time, creating malware was an individual pursuit by lone cyber criminals or black hat hackers, but today malware is a fully fledged industry with a global marketplace. Malware developers either sell their creations to criminal organizations or work in-house with them. These organization then begin spreading the malware through various means, ultimately using it to make a profit.
Is there anything worse than getting a computer virus? What about having your computer stolen? It happens more often than you think. More than one million computers are stolen each year in the USA. Most are never recovered, meaning that precious files and irreplaceable memories are lost forever for countless individuals.
It might seem counter intuitive, but physically stealing a computer is an efficient way for hackers to gain access to restricted corporate info. Why bother hacking a firewall protected network when you can break in and steal entire computers? Read more