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What is Wanna Ransomware?

What is Wanna Ransomware? We are aware of a widespread ransomware attack which is affecting several IT organizations in multiple countries. A new ransomware attack called Wanna (also known as WannaCry, WCry, WanaCrypt, WanaCrypt0r and Wana DeCrypt0r) is encrypting files and changing the extensions to: .wnry, .wcry, .wncry and .wncrypt.  The malware then presents a window to the user with a ransom demand. The ransomware spreads rapidly, like a worm, by exploiting a Windows vulnerability in the Windows Server Message Block (SMB) service, which Windows computers use to share files and printers across local networks. Microsoft addressed the issue in its MS17-010 bulletin. […]

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-010 – Critical

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-010 – Critical Security Update for Microsoft Windows SMB Server (4013389) Published: March 14, 2017 Version: 1.0 On this page Executive Summary Affected Software and Vulnerability Severity Ratings Vulnerability Information Security Update Deployment Acknowledgments Disclaimer Revisions   Executive Summary This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker sends specially crafted messages to a Microsoft Server Message Block 1.0 (SMBv1) server. This security update is rated Critical for all supported releases of Microsoft Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software and Vulnerability Severity […]

Tutorial: How to repair broken hard disk drive and recover your data. Beeping sound or clicking

“Dear friends welcome to another video. Today we will try to fix this broken hard drive. This hard drive was inside my laptop for a year and a half and now it is not working so, suddenly I lost all my work because this hard drive stopped working. It just makes some funny noises and it does not work. I have already sent to in a Data recovery company in Athens and they tried to recover my files with some software tools but they had no luck and they said me that they have to open the hard drive and […]

Inside your computer – Bettina Bair

Do you remember when you first realized that your computer was more than just a monitor and keyboard? That between the mouse click and the video playing, there was something that captured your intention, understood it, and made it real? What is that something? Is it gremlins? Let’s imagine that we can shrink down to the size of an electron and inject ourselves into a click of a mouse. If you took your mouse apart, you’d see that it’s really a very simple machine. It has a couple buttons and a system for detecting motion and distance. You might have […]

Don’t Let a Crisis Become a Disaster!

As data storage needs continue to grow at an unprecedented rate. The challenge of storing, maintaining, backing up and recovering that important data is becoming extremely complex and expensive. Besides managing data storage and growth one cannot ignore performance, integrity, and scalability to keep things humming smoothly. Idealstor’s comprehensive suite of affordable storage solutions provide all the required components that not only provide flexibility, performance, scalability and protection, but also keeps things simple and hassle free. A solution … that not only scales in capacity but also in performance. that extends the life of your existing storage. that allows you to recover as fast […]

Windows Server Backup Options in Azure

In this subject, the authorities concerned will look at backup alternatives with Azure. So in a typical on-premises situation, we would you know use Windows Server Backup or some third-party products or even off-site backup. So now that we have the influence of Windows Azure, we are seeking to leverage some of those capabilities to hoist and alter our loadings up into the cloud. So we want to break this down here. We have some different options with Azure Backup and with Azure Backup you know as we announced, you get all the benefits of the high-pitched scalability, it is […]

Disasters aren’t so disastrous with Azure Backup

The average annual cost of server downtime ranges anywhere from $60,000 to $400,000 depending on your industry (with financial firms climbing to nearly $10 million). Excluding the loss in revenue, downed servers compromise customer relationships, muddy reputations, and run serious compliance risks. Fortunately, cloud recovery isn’t just for Fortune 500 companies. Today, small businesses and global enterprises can both access effective and affordable disaster recovery services without sacrificing key funds. By turning to a cloud vendor for their backup and disaster recovery needs, organizations are implementing a scalable, accessible, and affordable solution that limits downtime and assumes no data is […]

How The Internet Enables Cyberbullying But Promotes Connection

David M Kirby Screenwriter, Editor, Columnist CREDIT: PORTAL PBH – PREFEITURA BELO HORIZONTE The internet has a problem with cyberbullying. Technology is both the culprit and the solution. The internet is capable of connecting humanity like never before. We can share information and learn more about other cultures. We talk online about our interests. Facebook lets us connect with family and friends. Twitter allows us to add commentary to everyday life. These can be great things, especially when it helps us grow and helps others consider new viewpoints. Sometimes others have no interest in changing and would rather argue and […]

How to avoid being caught out by ransomware

Businesses are still getting caught by ransomware, despite the fact that there are fairly straightforward methods to avoid it. Since warnings about a strain of malware called Cryptolocker became such a problem in late 2013, causing Certs to issue guidance on how to prevent being infected and what to do if you were, ransomware has been a worry. Cryptolocker was just one of many strains of ransomware, and the likes of Cryptowall and CryptoDefense have followed to bother businesses and consumers alike. The principle is that the malware encrypts files on a system’s hard drive using an unbreakable key, and this […]

How BackUp protects computers from ransomware

Ransomware is a $1 billion business that often evades traditional anti-malware. So it’s important to learn what you’re up against and how to stop it. Ransomware is more prominent, more sophisticated and more troublesome than ever. Hospitals, homeowners, consumers and corporations – all have made headlines this year as victims of Cryptolocker, TeslaCrypt, Locky and other malicious computer viruses designed to encrypt digital files and render them useless until you pay a hefty ransom to get them back. Carbonite has a solution to this problem, and it’s important to understand how our backup solutions protect you and your data against […]