Ransomware Prevention – CryptoLocker

In the past few years, the word "ransomware" has been seen and used more and more. It is a word that has fueled fear campaigns advertising antivirus software, but most people don't know what it means. All they know is that it is a danger for their computers and the information on them. What [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Antivirus, Computer Repair, guide, Microsoft, Security|0 Comments

Updating Firewall Security Significantly Reduces Risk

Firewall Security Patches Firewalls are the first line of security for the enterprise – be it a small business or multinational corporation. Most businesses never update or check the firmware of their gateway appliance. Firewalls and network devices are shipped with basic operating systems and require constant updates from the time of installation through their [...]

Ransomware can delete your Veeam backups

So, yes, let IT Support Miami be the first to tell you, Ransomware can delete your Veeam backups, it can wipe out entire backup repositories. VEEAM - it just works! The first significant evidence of this was found in February 2017 in Samas Ransomware. "Usually Ransomware does not delete backups, they usually encrypted [...]

Kangaroo Ransomware Backup Your Systems

The Kangaroo Ransomware software shows traces of having been developed by the same group of hackers responsible for other malware titles such as “Apocalypse Ransomware,” “Esmeralda,” and “Fabiansomware,” but it uses a different attack vector. Kangaroo is manually installed via a Remote Desktop session. Once installed, it encrypts all the files it finds, but for [...]

Cybersecurity in Project Management

Why Security in Project Management? Need to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of project information. IT Security and Project Management are relatively young professions. IT Security is becoming a paramount concern for project managers. No real project management standard (addressed mildly in ISO 27001 2013 policy and procedures in ISO 27002 procedures).   ISO [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|Security|0 Comments

Cyber Threat and Your Data Security Challenges 

Growing threats and trends to watch Understanding the types of threats that are out there and keeping an eye on trends can help you to protect your company. Three data security trends to watch: Phishing – Phishing threats targeted at businesses typically involve fraudulent emails sent to employees. The emails may appear to be from [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Antivirus, Security|0 Comments

Information Security Top 10 Technologies 2016

Intelligence-Driven Security Operations Center Orchestration Solutions Perimeter defense is no longer an adequate security strategy. “An intelligence-driven security operations center (SOC) has to be built for intelligence, and used to inform every aspect of security operations,” Gartner explains. “An intelligence-driven SOC also needs … “an adaptive architecture and context-aware components. To support these required changes [...]

By | June 21st, 2016|Security|0 Comments

DMA Locker 4.0 Ransomware Virus

DMA Locker 4.0 Ransomware Virus  (June 2nd, 2016) Yet another ransomware in the wild called DMA Locker. Ransomware remains a very lucrative business for its operators. The only way of recovering files is to pay the ransom assuming no backup is available. With this ransomware ransomware we can measure some level of success by observing [...]

By | June 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

CryptoWall 4.0 released with new Features

CryptoWall 4.0 has been released that displays a redesigned ransom note, new file names, and now encrypts a file's name along with its data. We were alerted to this new variant by various members who have posted about being infected by what was being called the help_your_files ransomware. Once we were able to analyze a [...]

By | November 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

File encrypting ransomware called CryptoLocker

The developers behind the file encrypting ransomware called CryptoLocker launched yesterday a dedicated decryption service that allows you to purchase the decryption key for encrypted files. The price for the decryption key, though, has been significantly increased from 2 bitcoins to 10 bitcoins. With the current price of bitcoins at around $212 USD the ransom [...]

By | November 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments