Surprising Advice from the FBI to Victims of Ransomware: Pay the Ransom!

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Surprisingly, if your company is a victim of ransomware, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) now advises that you to pay the ransom! Why does the FBI recommend paying the ransom? Joseph Bonavolonta, the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of … Read More

Ransomware Strikes Again! This Time Through Remote Desktop and Terminal Services

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A new strain of ransomware has been discovered.  This one, called LowLevel04, is being circulated by targeted Remote Desktop or Terminal Services hacks. Unlike ransomware in the Cryptolocker family which encrypts the files on a computer when its user clicks … Read More

Protecting Your Business from Hackers

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The Cybersecurity Unit of the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released an outline of cybersecurity best practices.  The document discusses what to do before and after a cyber-incident.  The DOJ advises you to take specific steps before a cyber-intrusion or … Read More

IT Disaster Planning: An Essential Element of Data Protection and Business Continuity

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If your company is like most, it is becoming increasingly dependent on your software applications and electronic documents to conduct business.  Yet, there are so many disasters that can make your data inaccessible to you.  From natural disasters such as … Read More