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7ev3n: The New and Nasty Ransomware

A new ransomware has been spotted in the wild called 7ev3n that encrypts your data and demands 13 bitcoins (almost $5,000) to decrypt your files. At 13 bitcoin ransom demand this is the largest seen to date for this type of infection, but that is only just one of the problems with this ransomware. In addition to the […]

What is Ransomware and How to Protect Against it

Computer or electronic ransomware can take many different forms, but in essence it denies access to either a device or the files within a device until a ransom has been paid. Typical PC or Mac-based ransomware is a malicious code (software)  that encrypts user’s or company’s files and forces them to pay a fee to […]

  
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    • Why cloud adoption isn’t slowing datacenter growth November 17, 2017
      I’m always interested in datacenters because I live in Northern Virginia, where a new one opens about once a month, leveraging a huge bundle of fiber coming out of the ground near Dulles Airport and cheap power sources. Indeed, they now call my region “Datacenter Alley.” A report by JLL shows that the strong movement of data […]
    • You want innovation? You’ll have to go to the cloud November 14, 2017
      Are we at the tipping point with cloud computing? As more technology comes out on public clouds, cloud technology seems to be pushing the limits of innovation. It’s still an emerging approach, yet the degree of innovation in the public cloud seems to have surpassed the innovation of technologies that remain on premises. A case in […]
    • How enterprises should use the cloud in China November 10, 2017
      By 2020, which is not that far away, the aggregate market size of China’s cloud computing industry is expected to hit 686.6 billion yuan (about $103.6 billion), according to Forward Intelligence. China’s cloud computing industry has experienced strong growth since 2010, with a market size reaching 178.2 billion yuan in 2016, up 18.8 percent annually.The major […]
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