Ransomware

Weekly Tech Roundup — March 27

Weekly Tech Roundup — March 27

Data is everywhere and it’s valuable. Cybercriminals know it, lawmakers know it, and big corporations know it, too. With rising threats putting data in precarious positions, it’s important that you stay up-to-date on the threats that could be eyeing your information.

Weekly Tech Roundup — 20

Weekly Tech Roundup — 20

Don’t get left in the dust — new innovations in the technical sphere could leave your data more vulnerable than before. Whether it’s because of third-party access to your accounts, outdated operating systems, or lax data storage, your information is just waiting to be hacked or leaked. Do you know what’s in store for your data?

Weekly Tech Roundup — March 13

Weekly Tech Roundup — March 13

The world is adapting to increasing cybersecurity threats, but the impact these changes will have, have only just begun. With vigilante hackers, proposed government bills, and increased rating standards, it seems like the fate of our digital data might be looking up. But with these increases in data protection and security, come sneakier techniques from cybercriminals all their own. What tech headlines did you miss?

How to Avoid Ransomware: A Few Simple Tips

The internet has become an integral part of our lives. Millions of people go online every day, searching for new ways to work, communicate, and belong. While we all have different tastes, interests, and favorite websites, it’s important to stay vigilant every time you go online. Cyber criminals are out there too, analyzing online behavior of every-day users and looking for new opportunities to infect computers. Let common sense (and a few security measures) prevail!

Just by following a few simple tips, you can protect your system from being infected even if ransomware slips through into your computer. Follow these guidelines and spread the word. Together we can make the internet a safer place.

Weekly Tech Roundup — March 6

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With malware transformations, cloud service outages, and data loss making headlines last week, it’s important that we take a step back and look at our own computer habits. New techniques give cybercriminals the ability to hack into our PCs, smartphones and IoT devices. Innovations also let them hack into our financial institutions. Are you sure that your data is safe? Find out what could put it in harm’s way.

Weekly Tech Roundup — February 27, 2017

When it comes to cyber threats, the future is here—malware attacking new devices in new ways and jumping on popular technology trends to do it. Phones aren’t safe, computers aren’t safe, and in some instances, it doesn’t even take clicking on the wrong link or attachment to become a victim of an attack. Keeping up with these threats is becoming a full-time job, and it’s imperative that we do whatever it takes to keep our data safe.

With each week looking slightly different from the last, what tech headlines did you miss?

Eric O’Neil: Ransomware Attacks Home Users

Frank Jablonski, Acronis Vice President of Global Product Marketing, talks about cyber security with Eric O’Neill, an accomplished public speaker and security expert, who lectures internationally about espionage, cyber security, fraud, and hacking.

What are the top 3 recommendations you would make to consumers to protect their data from security threats?

Security threats are certainly coming after consumers, not just enterprises. We tend to think of it as a problem for business or government, as we see so many hacks and attacks that go after the offices like the Office of Personnel Management, and different government agencies and businesses, like Sony. But the fact of the matter is that most of the malware is affecting the grandparents and parents and just the person with an email account and a computer. And so, if the regular consumers have to protect themselves, they have to do something. There are three good steps:

  1. Technology. You have to have a solution that gives you a preventative defence that you need. Something that is going to search out the malware, something that is going to stop it before it infects you.
  2. Good cyber hygiene.  If you don’t have that, if you’re not smart about how you access things online, if you’re not being careful with your social media, if you’re clicking those links that you get in those emails that don’t really come from your friends — but they are spear phishing attacks, then you’re going to get hit by something like ransomware and lose all your data (unless you pay some hacker sitting somewhere else in the world).
  3. Good backup. Even the best solution can sometimes miss the attack, just because the attackers are that good. So you have to have a good backup that is efficient and quick. It will protect you and let you recover your data in case you get attacked.

Weekly Tech Roundup — February 20

It’s becoming apparent that our dedication to data protection needs to become more resolute. We need to be smarter when it comes to our data, because cybercriminals are certainly getting sneakier. We’ve seen first-hand how innovative ransomware can be, and research shows that it’s only going to get worse—doing more damage and causing more harm. Malware is taking advantage of existing vulnerabilities and if we don’t start upping our security game, our data will be increasingly at risk. What threats are headed your way? Last week’s biggest tech headlines say it all.

Frequently Asked Questions: Protection Against Ransomware

What can you do to protect yourself against ransomware? What are the different ransomware types? What is the best way to protect your data? We have answers on some of the most frequently asked questions.

Weekly Tech Roundup — February 13

As the weeks roll on, ransomware continues to dominate most cyber security headlines. But it wasn’t just stories of data loss and malware attacks that made the front page. Hackers continued to take advantage of the growing number of data vulnerabilities that permeate our digital world today—but some of them took it upon themselves to fight fire with fire, exposing some particularly harmful websites to the kind of attack they themselves perpetuate.

This week’s tech roundup is full of stories that detail the horrors of cyber-attacks. What did you miss?