Everything You Need to Know About WannaCry Ransomware

Everything You Need to Know About WannaCry Ransomware

     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

What is Malware and Why Does it Exist?

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.

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How To Prevent Your Entire Computer or Data From Being Stolen

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