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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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    • Think twice before using bare-metal clouds July 18, 2017
      A bare-metal cloud allows you to rent hardware resources from a public cloud service provider, or sometimes a managed service provider. With a bare-metal cloud, you get direct access to the hardware platform without having to go through tenant management systems. Therefore, one of the benefits of bare-metal cloud, as it is sold to the […]
    • Cloud portability is still science fiction July 14, 2017
      Enterprises want cloud portability. Why? Well, they want to hedge bets in case a public cloud provider “breaks bad” in terms of consistently poor service, or performance issues, or, more likely, jacking up the subscription fees to obnoxious levels.As many CIOs I have talked to put it: “We need to have choices. Choices mean leverage.” I […]
    • Will your cloud smarts be rewarded? July 11, 2017
      Back on the topic of organizational impact around the implementation of cloud computing, I’ve had many questions about who’s going to be impacted. Better put, are IT organizations going to promote the better people to the top around the use of cloud computing? As I tell those who will listen, this is an opportunity for IT […]
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