If you’ve been reading technology news lately, you’ve probably seen some sensational headlines about one of the recent ransomware attacks. What does it really mean for the average small or mid-size business? Ransomware is malware that locks your files away and charges you money to get them back. It is generally transmitted via email attachment…
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What Small and Mid-size Businesses Really Need to Know About Ransomware
Are Your Files Being Held For Ransom?
In cybersecurity, people are considered the weakest link. If your employees use the internet, you face the threat of your network being infected by ransomware. Ransomware is malware that can infect your personal files and folders through your email. It encrypts files and holds them for ransom until a specific amount of money is paid….
Top Small Business Technology Trends for 2016
Small Business Computing has identified their top 3 technology trends for small business next year. They are: -Accelerating transition from on-site deployment to cloud-based software and storage -Increasing cyberattacks, especially ransomware that captures business data and holds it hostage -Increased use of mobile apps, including those supplanting desktop-based productivity apps. All three of these trends…
Android Users and App Scam
Google pulled 21 apps off the Android market that contained malware. Before being removed, 50,000 Android users had already downloaded the apps. The apps appeared to be different versions of popular games, which tricked users into downloading them. Look at the list of apps on CNN’s website. WingSwept, IT support team in Garner NC, can…
Microsoft and New York Times Get Scammed
The NY Times Digital Advertising department unknowingly placed a malicious ad for fake antivirus software on the newspapers website. The scammers claimed to be Vonage, the Internet phone provider, and posted an ad on the site. During the weekend, the advertisements were switched to pop-up ads that made website visitors think that their computers were…
10 Types of Malware
The dynamic of today’s IT environment makes it easy for computer malware (malicious software) to exist, even thrive. Being educated about what threats are out there is the first step for every computer user. Did you know there are 10 types of malware? Infamous computer virus The ever-popular computer worm The unknown backdoor The secretive Trojan…