Most people have heard of the Cryptolocker virus, which is a newer security concern and is often classified as “Ransomware”. Cryptolocker encrypts data on your computer, and then requires payment for the decryption code. While it seems like a scam, and is definitely illegal, there are many reports of the decryption codes being provided if
Cryptolocker Virus, Holding Data Hostage
Net-Security.org recently posted an interesting article regarding IT Security compromises in healthcare. Scary figures: -49,917 unique events of a malicious nature took place within the healthcare IT environment during the period when intelligence was gathered; this was a small sample of the data gathered during that period. -Networks and devices at 375 U.S.-based healthcare-related organizations
If you’re using a Linksys router at home, or worse, in your office, please ensure it’s running the most recent firmware. At PrecisionBS, we recommend Sonicwall routers to our Clients, and perform regular maintenance to ensure they’re operating properly and running the latest firmware. Just like Windows Security Patches, firmware updates often address bugs and
For those in the healthcare field, or companies that work with Protected Health Information (PHI), here is a great article on IT and the lack of attention it’s being given. With the implementation of HITECH last year, and healthcare audits now on the rise, every company who works with PHI needs to ensure they are
Our Ebensburg office just received notification from Comcast that they’ll be preforming planned maintenance tonight, between midnight and 5am. If you’re a Comcast subscriber in the Ebensburg area, this may affect yours as well.
Today @ 3:45PM EST we received multiple reports of servers being offline. After further investigation, it appears there is an Internet backbone provider network routing issue affecting access to our servers, even though our data center utilizes redundant providers (Level3, Verizon, Global Crossing, etc.). We’ve discussed this outage with our data center Network Engineers, who
While Windows 8 has reached it’s first service pack, we’re still recommending Windows 7 for our Business Clients, unless they have a specific reason for Windows 8 (eg. touch enabled tablet). Here is a recent article regarding the security of Windows 8, primarily a concern due to the integration of Adobe Flash, into Internet Explorer