If someone was trying to break into your house…

If someone was trying to break into your house…

What would you do if every night there was someone trying to break into your house to steal from you, damage your property or harm you in some way?

Would you:

Call 911
Install better locks or deadbolt
Set up security light and cameras
Get or update your alarm system
Get a gun or personal protection device
Hire someone to guard your premise

Maybe one or all of these things to protect yourself, your family and your property, right?

What if someone is trying to break into your business network and computers?

What steps are you taking to protect sensitive data, avoid stolen identities and fraud, avoid costly downtime and prevent phishing or virus infections? With the rise of Ransomware, hacking has become a very lucrative business.

WannaCry makes those infected “wanna cry”

WannaCry makes those infected “wanna cry”

 
If you haven’t heard of the new cyber-attack called WannaCry, here’s what you need to know.
 

On May 12, hackers launched a global ransomware campaign worldwide affecting tens of thousands of corporate and governmental agencies. Fox news reports over 200,000 victims in more than 150 countries by Monday morning.

How did Yahoo get hacked?

How did Yahoo get hacked?

Yahoo has had two breaches, one in early 2014 and now one in late 2016.
The FBI has now announced that this is the largest breach in cybercrime history, with over ONE BILLION accounts being hacked.
How? Apparently, it all started with an unsuspecting “spear phishing” email to a Yahoo employee in early 2014 (read more about spear phishing here). That makes this the biggest known hack of user data ever, and no other hack comes near to it.

Miracle Tool

Miracle Tool

Employee action, AKA, human error is to blame for at least 52% of data breaches and hacking events in the United States.
secure IT systems are critically important, but what is your company doing to combat the number 1 cause of costly IT system breaches?
Fortunately, there is a quick, easy, and inexpensive way to eliminate the vast majority of this type of breach.

What is a cookie?

What is a cookie?

We're well into the holiday season, and what would the holidays be like without cookies. Buckeyes, chocolate chip, and of course Facebook tracking cookies. Not familiar with the last one? Well, it's very familiar with you. In fact, if you've logged into Facebook on your phone, your work PC, or anywhere else it knows almost every website you're been.

The Secret Weapon Against Ransomware

The Secret Weapon Against Ransomware

According to Systematic, 2016 has been designated as the 'Year of Ransomware' due to the enormous growth in ransom thieving.
With no sign of this stopping anytime soon, companies must look at how to protect their most valuable asset, their data. Until now, Ransomware has seen an increase of 500% from the previous year.

Ransomware is Back with a Vengeance

Ransomware is Back with a Vengeance

By: Mark Richmond, President/CEO of Micro Doctor IT

Ransomware is a virus that encrypts the files on a computer and any network shared drives attached to that PC. Businesses are being hit with ransomware at an alarming pace. Once those files are encrypted there are 2 options: pay the ransom (averaging $1500.00 in Bitcoins) or restore from an unaffected backup.

HIPAA and Windows XP

HIPAA and Windows XP

Next month on April 8, 2014, Microsoft will stop supplying security updates and patches for Windows XP and Office 2003. So does that mean you have to instantly replace all your computers running Windows XP?