GDPR Primer — General Concepts

GDPR

The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into effect on May 25, 2018 and it’s going to affect every business and institution that captures the personal information (like payment card data or government identification numbers) of individual EU citizens. In a digital age in which customer data is considered a core asset, businesses will be forced to review their procedures and technology infrastructure to ensure that data is processed and managed to comply with these new regulations or face stiff financial penalties.

Protect your Mac from Ransomware


In the last couple of years, which will be remembered as the years of ransomware, we saw a lot of cases where individuals and companies were hit by this nasty type of malware. But ransomware was mainly targeting their Windows operating systems. This is wrong to think, however, that cybercriminals are only interested in Windows users: Mac users are in danger too.

Fast Backup

Fast backup and the agility of recovery are critical for business survival. In fact, they are among the most sought-after features of data protection, according to the last month’s ESG report. A number of recent case studies conducted with Acronis customers confirmed that speed is a decisive factor when selecting a new backup vendor.

Locky Empire Strikes Back

Locky ransomware

Locky is one of the most widespread and active ransomware families on the malicious threats landscape. There is a new version that just appeared a couple of days ago. It’s being delivered by the Necurs botnet through SPAM emails containing Microsoft Word macros exploiting the Microsoft’s Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE). DDE is a Windows feature that handles the electronic transfer of MS Office files using shared memory and data.

Franz Tost of Toro Rosso

It’s hard to believe, but the 2017 Formula 1 season is nearly over. With only two races to go, we asked Franz Tost, Scuderia Toro Rosso Team Principal, to sum up the season so far and share his goals for 2018.

Acronis Storage 2.3

Acronis released a new update of Acronis Storage — a universal and cost-effective scale-out software-defined storage (SDS) solution. It's built on a proven architecture that has been in production for more than six years in Acronis’ own datacenters. Acronis Storage is in use with service providers and businesses worldwide, providing easy management for block, file and object storage workloads using industry-standard hardware platforms. Earlier this year, ESG Lab confirmed that Acronis Storage is easy to use, proven, agile, cost-efficient, and scalable, outperforming the competition by 100 to 300 percent. The latest update — Acronis Storage 2.3 — has made it even better.

Mark Jameson

Acronis has announced the availability of Acronis Disaster Recovery Cloud to enable our Service Provider partners to deliver disaster recovery services to their clients. You are using Acronis Backup Cloud, but you now ask yourself why should I use Acronis Disaster Recovery Cloud and how do I get started? I would like to help you answer these questions.

Never Give Up — an Important Value in Sport and Business

Pierre Gasly of Scuderia Toro Rosso

Sometimes, even in the ultra-competitive world of Formula 1 racing where even a single point can be of huge significance come the end of a season, just taking part and gaining valuable experience can be of equal importance.

Just as Lewis Hamilton wrapped up a fourth world drivers’ title by recovering to finish ninth following an opening lap collision with rival Sebastian Vettel, so Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Pierre Gasly and Brendon Hartley can be proud of their battling efforts after a tough weekend.

Secure Bakcup

As we already reported, a new ransomware outbreak occurred in Europe on October 24. It hit some companies in Russia, Ukraine, Germany and the U.S., preventing full operations for some companies even after two days. Bad Rabbit has numerous advanced features such as propagating over local networks, but most notably it’s actually attacking backup files.

Bad Rabbit Ransomware

On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, a new ransomware sample called Bad Rabbit hit Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Germany, Bulgaria, USA, and Japan. Russia and Ukraine were hit the most as the infection started through some hacked Russian news websites. Russian media agencies Interfax and Fontanka, as well as transportation organizations in Ukraine including the Odessa airport, Kiev's subway and the country's Ministry of Infrastructure were among the first to catch the infection.