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What is data loss?

You’d have a tough time nowadays finding a person who’s never had a run-in with data loss. We’ve all known that sinking feeling when a power cut or crash sends an unsaved Word document spinning into the void, or when an internet connection cuts out and a web page full of forms is wiped blank. In the modern age, data loss is as certain as death and taxes. It’s also …Read More

Ransomware – should I pay or not?

Ransomware has been a growing threat for several years now. It aims to reach a computer, block the user’s access to the operating system or files, and extort ransom for unlocking the machine. Ransomware is evolving rapidly and finding new ways of compromising machines. Depending on the mechanisms used, it can result in stress and irritation, or pose a serious security threat. How does ransomware work, how can you defend …Read More

How did the Equation group virus get on to our hard drives?

A report released by Kaspersky Lab last week detailing a shadowy organisation they call “Equation” has sent shockwaves through the security community. According to Kaspersky’s findings, millions of PCs have been “infected” with a form of malware, which affects the BIOS built into the physical hardware. Unlike most computer viruses however, there is no way to remove the Equation malware because it loaded before any operating system can be booted. …Read More