GoldenEye Petya variant spreading via spam emails

The ransomware is currently distributed via spam campaigns that at the moment seem to be targeting German-speaking users. The spam emails use the classic resume theme and come with two files attachments and have a subject starting with the word Bewerbung as shown below. GoldenEye spam email The first attachment is a fake resume that is Read more about GoldenEye Petya variant spreading via spam emails[…]

Top Five Benefits of Image-Based Backup

Data is the new currency, and in order to stay competitive businesses must protect it. However, data size and volume are increasing at an unprecedented rate, spawning stricter IT regulations and greater downtime costs for businesses. Outdated backup methods simply can’t keep up with today’s business requirements. Image-based backup is the most innovative, reliable method Read more about Top Five Benefits of Image-Based Backup[…]

ZCryptor: The Self-Propagating Ransomware You Need To Know About

As if ransomware wasn’t already bad enough, Microsoft is warning users of a self-propagating malware strain known as ZCryptor. ZCryptor can replicate itself and infect additional computers via USB drives (haven’t we already convinced you those are bad?) and network drives. According to an alert from Microsoft, the strain exhibits worm-like behavior and replicates from Read more about ZCryptor: The Self-Propagating Ransomware You Need To Know About[…]

5 Star Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

Avoiding downtime is no easy task, especially for a major resort on the Florida coast with 320 employees. Protecting the hotel from cyber attacks or harsh weather is a 24/7 job. Thanks to the hotel’s MSP, Andrew Schmidt of Hexistor Data Protection Services, proper business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) is a less daunting task. Read more about 5 Star Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery[…]

What I Learned in Ten Years of Building My Successful MSP

10 years isn’t such a long time, right? Well, it is if you are a Managed Service Provider. This week’s Datto Partner Podcast features Andrew Schmidt, who started Hexistor in 2004 and has experienced years of success as an MSP since. The cloud storage industry has changed a tremendous amount in the past ten years, Read more about What I Learned in Ten Years of Building My Successful MSP[…]