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Massive ransomware attack

A massive ransomware attack spread across the globe today, locking up thousands of hospital, telecommunications, etc. in nearly 70 countries. The attack used data from the NSA to exploit vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and deliver the WanaCrypt0r ransomware. The demand for recover your data is for $300 per PC.

Backup, backup, backup… as this is always the best way to keep the peace of mind!!!

While the ransomware was first detected wreaking havoc in emergency rooms and doctors’ offices here in the UK, the infection quickly spread worldwide, including to the US,Germany, Spain…

We’re alerting you to reassure you that if you’re currently using the premium version of an antivirus with real-time protection turned on, you are protected from this threat.  Internet shield usually blocks the ransomware before it can encrypt your files.

The free version of an antivirus, however, does not protect you against it.

If you’re not currently using the paid / full version of an antivirus, we recommend that you update your Microsoft Windows software immediately. Microsoft released a patch for this vulnerability in March, but many users haven’t updated, leaving their computers open to this attack.

Don’t pay hackers, pay for antivirus software, backups, antispam and all the security but avoid to pay ransoms.  Chose your IT support company carefully, and make sure they do all required updates and give you best advice.

Here at Backup Data, we pledge to keep you protected. Your peace of mind is our number one priority. Contact us now 01223 240088.

Spammers using Facebook Messenger to Spread Ransomware

If you came across any Facebook Message with an image file send by any of your Facebook friends, just avoid clicking it.

An ongoing Facebook spam campaign is spreading malware downloader among Facebook users by taking advantage of innocent-looking image file to infect computers.

If clicked, the file would eventually infect your PC with the nasty Ransomware, a family of malware that has quickly become one of the favorite tools among criminals due to its infecting capabilities.

Like a typical way to deliver malware infection, the site would push a popup, asking you to download and install a certain codec extension in Google Chrome in order to view the video. The malicious extension used two names, Ubo and One.

Ransomware is malware that locks your computer or encrypts your files. You can’t get the data back unless you pay a ransom, and even if you do, there’s no guarantee that you’ll get your data back.

After this sort of infection the only way to roll back in time is to restore your backups.

Article of Swati Khandelwal at http://thehackernews.com/2016/11/locky-ransomware-facebook.html

More about in Locky: the encryptor taking the world by storm – https://securelist.com/blog/research/74398/locky-the-encryptor-taking-the-world-by-storm/

 

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We have just finished with the changes and want your opinion what you think, please visit their website at www.langhampress.co.uk and let us know what you think.lp-www

A smartphone can blow up?

Who would have thought that a smartphone can blow up? The S7 looks to be terminal. The technological titan – Samsung has pulled the devices from the market completely, after recent incidents. What next, which devices have nexploded-galaxy-note-7-chinao batteries?

Device is not everything, because you the owner, can buy another one or maybe you may receive a replacement smartphone from the manufacturer. The only problem is that no one will get you your data back, pictures, music, films, contacts, all lost if you do not have good backup. The time to think about backup solution is before something like this happens. This is very simple – for £5 a month your phone can be backed up to a secure location, no contracts, no obligations, what matters – no data loss.