Ransomware attack on schools in Taos, New Mexico

March 29, 2019,

Municipal Schools in Taos, NM came under a cyber attack on February 28th with the criminal(s) demanding $5,000 to allow the schools to regain access to their data. The attack has been stopped with most services returned to normal operation. School officials reported that access to email, lessons tech and the local district website were disabled… Read More »

Acronis’ annual World Backup Survey 2019

March 28, 2019,

Acronis have recently posted their annual World Backup Survey for 2019 which shows more than 92% of consumers are now backing up their data regularly. This is an increase of over 24% from 2018. They say ‘Backups are Up, and so is Data Loss’   A stark warning: CEOs are increasingly losing their jobs because… Read More »

Police Federation are held to ransom

March 22, 2019,

On the 9th March 2019, the England and Wales Police Federation [PFEW] were subjected to a ransomware attack on their main computer system in their Surrey Headquarters. The attack disabled their email connections and locked them out of their files. This was confirmed in their Twitter feed It took them 12 days to report the… Read More »

Dorset Academy suffers from Ransomware attack

March 21, 2019,

An Academy in Dorset has had its GCSE coursework data held ransom by a group of Chinese cyber criminals. The attack took place about two weeks ago at the Sir John Colfox Academy in Bridport. The ransomware attack began when a staff member opened an email which contained a virus.  The email the school received… Read More »

Myspace – a warning

Myspace has said they have lost all content owned by customers from its service between 2003 and 2015. This content will most likely include millions of photos, videos and music uploaded prior to 2016. Myspace was the goto place for musical acts and individuals wanting to seek a larger audience. A lot of those who… Read More »

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