Posts tagged [ransomware protection]

  • Ryuk – the new ransomware giant

    Ryuk – the new ransomware giant

    Organisations around the world have been hit by a new piece of ransomware known as Ryuk, which has been encrypting PCs, storage centres and data centres in what’s showing itself to be a carefully planned campaign.

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  • What is endpoint protection or security?

    What is endpoint protection or security?

    In computer network security terms, endpoints are devices such as desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets and printers used remotely or on site. They all link to the Internet and are the points from which you and your colleagues work and communicate.

    Endpoint protection or security is a system that protects these endpoints from the threats in cyberspace – the endpoints are the only places where threats can enter and operate.

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  • FBI makes urgent announcement to home and small office computer users

    FBI makes urgent announcement to home and small office computer users

    The FBI reports that Russian hackers have infected hundreds and thousands of routers with a vicious strain of malware, and that it is still active.

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  • Protect your data against automated theft

    Protect your data against automated theft

    With automated theft being as rife as it is around the world, data security has become a hot topic. And automated data security is even more in vogue as it’s the only way to manage the huge variety of data breaches and losses that can occur.

    Cybercriminals are obvious culprits, but even your employees can be responsible for accidental data loss. Then there are netbots and identity hackers as well as natural disasters to think about. Protecting your data by backing it up has become vitally important in today’s online world.

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  • New Ransomware Warning: LEAKERLOCKER

    New Ransomware Warning: LEAKERLOCKER

    Ransomware has become a hot topic for all the wrong reasons since the global infections of “WannaCry” and “Petya”.

    A new type of malware that now threatens users by sending their private pictures, messages and internet browsing history to their friends has come to light

    This new strain that adds to the ever-growing problem of ransomware is known as LeakerLocker.


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  • David Lees chats to Cape Talk


    Our Joint-CEO, David Lees recently caught up with Kieno Kammies from Cape Talk. They spoke about Ransomware and what you can do to protect yourself and your company.


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  • What is ransomware?

    What is ransomware?

    Ransomware is computer software that threatens to disrupt the normal working of your computer until you pay a ransom.

    This malicious software, also known as malware, usually takes the form of a computer virus that locks down your computer files and demands a fee before allowing you access to them.

    These viruses are sophisticated pieces of software which industry experts say are the fastest growing form of computer virus.

    Most Ransomware is currently a Windows-specific type of malware that targets Windows operating systems and the files contained within them, and tends to target older versions of Windows software.

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