In light of recent news surrounding Starbucks’ wi-fi hijack and the surge in interest regarding cryptocurrencies, particularly Bitcoin. Looking at how your business can put in place best practice to avoid crypto mining, where cryptocurrency is installed as a malware, might just save your company some valuable resource.
As we head in to the final quarter, it provides a chance to reflect on what’s been happening during 2017. It comes as no surprise that news about cyber attacks and breaches have dominated globally. So, when one annual review from GCHQ’s NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) was released on the 3rd of October, it piqued our interest.
With the news dominated by WannaCry, the malware which disrupted the NHS in the UK; you may not be aware of its similar Linux counterpart SambaCry. But you should. SambaCry is a malware that attacks vulnerabilities in Samba. For those who don’t use Linux, Samba provides…
Ransomware is a type of malware that can be covertly installed on a computer, without the knowledge, or even interaction, of the user. Once held to ransom, a company has three options: restore, the data to a previous point in time, lose the infected data, or pay up. As with all areas of disaster recovery and business continuity, preparation and testing are the key forms of defense.
For some businesses, Christmas means a slowing down of operations; fewer staff, reduced orders, and more time to catch up on the filing. For other organizations Christmas is the busiest time of the year. Either way, there are definitely some precautions you can take to ensure a Grinch-like machine failure doesn’t steal your holiday cheer!