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 the 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 »

Should I Store My Data on Microsoft’s Cloud Service or a Private Data Centre?

March 21, 2019,

Choosing the right data backup service provider is no easy task as there are so many options available to us nowadays. Whilst some have placed their trust in a private data centre to store their data, choosing Microsoft’s cloud through Azure is arguably the best way to keep your data secure, agile and scalable.  … Read More »

Protection from O365 malicious actions

March 18, 2019,

Online systems are great for allowing all employees to access important data in real-time, wherever they may be. It wasn’t that long ago that you would have to VPN into your company’s network to securely access your email and other data. Even then, you would have probably been restricted by the amount of bandwidth you… 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 »

Office 365 backup and Restore

March 1, 2019,

With BOBcloud you can backup O365 mailboxes from anywhere to anywhere, so we thought we’d create this video showing how to backup and restore O365 mailboxes. Did you know our software can be installed anywhere so you can maximise the bandwidth at your office if your customer’s internet is too slow? You can backup mailboxes,… Read More »

Cloud backup speed test to Azure, Google Drive and Dropbox

February 25, 2019,

Which is the fastest backup destination? We were curious to see the difference in backup speed to some of the more common backup destinations available in Ahsay v7. Testing environment Storage destinations Local storage Microsoft Azure blobs (UK) Google Drive Dropbox Backup device Windows 10 PC, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD Internet connectivity BT fibre DSL… Read More »

Ahsay v8 features and price changes

Version 8 of Ahsay’s cloud suite is now live. Read more here  

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