The IT Agency has switched to daylight-saving time, a sure sign that All Hallows' Eve – or, Halloween – is around the corner. A time when pranksters,
Halloween in the digital age brings out the worst in the hacking and criminally-minded fraternity who, acting with malice aforethought, have launched a variety of attacks against unsuspecting – and often unprepared - businesses and individuals with an ever-more sophisticated series of viruses, malware, spyware,
In an era when trick-or-treat has migrated from the United States to, seemingly, conquer the world, preventing cunningly disguised local children from playing fairly innocuous tricks on you is as simple as handing over some lollies (i.e. sweets – UK, candy –US) and watching the little monsters/superheroes/witches/warlocks haul their growing bag of tooth-rotting, parent-worrying loot to the front door of their next, not altogether unsuspecting, 'victim'.
Rescuing your computer, and the data that forms the lifeblood of your
Some threats are real: as previously discussed, ransomware in general, and the latest crypto-ransomware variants in
Other threats are merely hoaxes: it's important to also be aware that there have been many examples of hoaxes designed to create fear in the recipient, but which haven't actually harmed an 'infected' devices or data. One such example involved a spam email warning of the 'Trickor1.exe' file being spread by email and wiping the unsuspecting recipient's hard-drive. In this
Whether you're being targeted by a real threat or a hoax, it's good to know that your IT security is being taken care of. Ensure your firewall is in place, your anti-virus software is up-to-date and the data and networks of your business remain Connected, Protected and Productive - talk to the experts here at The IT Agency and avoid being held to ransom…by anyone other than a pocket-sized Spiderman or Princess Elsa of Arendelle this Halloween.