Posts tagged [ransomware]

  • 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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  • Remember the days when we didn’t really need security software

    Remember the days when we didn’t really need security software

    Don’t you get the feeling that things aren’t how they used to be? Many of us long for the time when the world operated at a slower pace and we had more time to think.

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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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