Security Alert: New Ransomware Promises to Donate Earnings to Charity

Robin Hood CyptMix, a very creative idea to extort money to the victims enticing them to pay for a good cause and telling them to think to have the opportunity to help the children. Of course, the criminals don’t provide further details on the way they intend to donate the earnings. “Your money will be spent Read more about Security Alert: New Ransomware Promises to Donate Earnings to Charity[…]

Ransomware Attacks Reached Record High in April

Attacks from ransomware, a form of malware that encrypts personal data in computers and then asks for ransom payments to decrypt it, surged in the U.S. to their highest level in history in April, according to a report from anti-malware company Enigma Software. Cybercriminals are turning to ransomware with increasing frequency. In April, the number of ransomware attacks Read more about Ransomware Attacks Reached Record High in April[…]

Ransomware and Recent Variants

Systems Affected Networked Systems Overview In early 2016, destructive ransomware variants such as Locky and Samas were observed infecting computers belonging to individuals and businesses, which included healthcare facilities and hospitals worldwide. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer and restricts users’ access to it until a ransom is paid to Read more about Ransomware and Recent Variants[…]

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[…]