Client Name: (business name removed)
Service Details: Business client, on-site consult, on-site support
Problem and Request: Client reported that they were seeing “ransom” messages appear on their computers, and that they couldn’t access files because they had been locked by a virus. They needed help restoring access to their files and securing their IT environment.
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Antivirus Software Isn’t 100% Effective
You probably already know that installing an antivirus software program and keeping it up to date is a critical step in protecting your computer. This essential software uses virus signatures provided by software vendors to look for malware and stop it before it infects your PC (or Mac).
What you may not be aware of is that antivirus software does not offer total protection against malware infection. In fact, today’s malware authors will often use widely-available crypting services to ensure that their malware is completely undetectable by the majority of the antivirus software on the market.
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By now, chances are you’ve probably heard about the massive cyber attack against a major U.S. internet company that occurred on Friday, October 21, 2016.
The DDoS attack brought down large parts of the web and was one of the biggest on record. Now many people are now asking: who was responsible?
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