Category: Virus Alerts

Virus Alert: SamSam Ransomware

March 2018 has proven an active month for ransomware around the country. A blatant attack on the government, SamSam ransomware has hit two major American cities. First Colorado, rendering Colorado’s Department of Transport computers useless, then no more than a week ago Atlanta was struck, and only yesterday WannaCry attacks on Boeing have been reported. Due to these attacks many government tasks are being handled by the old-school method of handwriting! Despite the concentration of attacks this month, city-wide computer hacking is not a new concept. In 2017, Dallas experienced a municipal security threat by having their weather sirens hacked. This persistent blaring for 1.5hrs was only the beginning of larger threats to follow. With ransomware continuing to spread, keep reading for everything you need to know to protect yourself.

Virus Alert: Bad Rabbit Ransomware

Bad Rabbit, a possible variant of the “Petya” ransomware, started hitting computers Tuesday, October 24th. The initial cyber attacks hit Russia, Ukraine, Germany and Turkey and have since spread to North America.

It spreads via a fake Flash update.

If you’re infected you’ll see a ransom note stating your files have been encrypted and asking you to pay a ransom. Keep reading to find out how to protect yourself! …