Police Pay Off Ransomware Operators, Again

May 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Sarah Peters of InfoWeek's DarkReading said on April 14th, 2016: "Police Pay Off Ransomware Operators, Again. Law enforcement agencies are proving to be easy marks -- but are they any worse than the rest of [...]

Petya ransomware uses Dropbox

May 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

SC Magazine's Robert Abel on March 29th wrote: "Trend Micro researchers spotted a new ransomware variant dubbed Petya that is delivered to victims who believe they are linking to a resume stored on a cloud [...]

Ransomware Hackers Blackmail U.S. Police Departments

May 5th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

CNBC's Chris Francescani reported on April 26th: "Cyber criminals who have forced U.S. hospitals, schools and cities to pay hundreds of millions in blackmail or see their computer files destroyed are now targeting the unlikeliest group [...]

Canada has a Cyber Squad the CCIRC

May 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Global News's Monique Muise reported on May 3rd: "Hackers attacking Canada’s ‘critical infrastructure’ and it’s only going to get worse". Therein they noted that the CCIRC (Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre)  is very concerned about [...]

Ransomware cyber-hack can install without clicking on infected link

May 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

WWMT.com (NEWSCHANNEL 3) reported April 13th: A new and unusual ransomware strain - known as Samas or Samsam - hit MedStar Health Hospital chain and did not require any human interaction to open or click [...]

Michigan municipal utility, was hit with a new variant of ransomware

May 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

NetworkWorld on May 1st reported on this new variant of ransomware.  After an employee opened an email with an infected attachment it spread to infect other computers, and even printers and other technology connected to [...]

FBI investigating cyber attack at MedStar Health

May 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Nonprofit organizations in the healthcare industry have also become targets of cyber thieves. In this March 28th, 2016 article The Baltimore Sun reported: "hackers attacked the computer system at MedStar Health on Monday, forcing thousands [...]

Why Hospitals Are the Perfect Targets for Ransomware

May 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Very interesting article that explains "what is ransomware" from March 30th 2016. Why are hospitals a good target? CEO of KnowBe4 Stu Sjouwerman was quoted saying "...Hospitals are a good target for another reason as well: they [...]

Canadian Distributor of the Year Award – from WatchGuard

April 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

We are very pleased to have won this prestigious award from WatchGuard. Visit our press release page for details and view the actual press release [ click here ]

Ransomware And How To Prevent It

April 21st, 2016|Categories: Data Security, ransomware, Security topics, Uncategorized, WatchGuard|

WatchGuard, on May 11th (updated from April 27th), 2016 noted that not only is ransomware exploding, real businesses in North America are being affected. Often cited attacks such as CryptoWall, CryptoLocker and LOCKY are designed [...]