[Heads-up] Ransomware attack forces Arkansas CEO to fire 300 employees days before Christmas

The chief executive officer of a telemarketing company in Sherwood, Arkansas has let go 300 employees after the company failed to recover from a ransomware infection months back. In a deeply apologetic letter to employees, The Heritage Company CEO Sandra Franecke said two months ago their servers were attacked by hackers who demanded a ransomContinue reading “[Heads-up] Ransomware attack forces Arkansas CEO to fire 300 employees days before Christmas”

2019: Raptor IT Consultants experiences another year of growth by saving Sacramento business time and money for IT service and support.

On behalf of everyone here at Raptor IT Consultants, we sincerely thank you for another awesome year as your IT service provider, covering the greater Sacramento area. We have grown tremendously because of your continued support and as a result have updated our policies to serve you even better. Some key changes include: • UpdatedContinue reading “2019: Raptor IT Consultants experiences another year of growth by saving Sacramento business time and money for IT service and support.”

How To Wipe a Computer of All Your Personal Data

And also recycle it once you’re done. Whether you’re selling it, trashing it, or reusing it, that old computer of yours has a bunch of extremely private data stored inside. And there’s a good chance that tossing files in the recycling bin and hitting factory reset won’t protect you. If a hacker finds the patternContinue reading “How To Wipe a Computer of All Your Personal Data”

Intel to remove old drivers and BIOS updates from its site by the end of the week

Intel is removing drivers and BIOS updates for desktop components and motherboards released in the 90s and early 2000s. READ ALSO Intel CPUs impacted by new Zombieload side-channel attack How to test patch status on Windows systems Where to get updates Linux vs. Zombieload By Friday, the end of the current week, Intel plans toContinue reading “Intel to remove old drivers and BIOS updates from its site by the end of the week”

HACKERS CONTINUE TO MOUNT ATTACKS ON WEBMIN SERVERS

Original Article by: securitynews.sonicwall.com Webmin servers have been under attack after (August) the major disclosure of remote code execution vulnerability. SonicWall Threat Research Lab continues to observe attempts to exploit this vulnerability in the Webmin server.  Webmin: With over 3 million downloads per year, Webmin is one of the world’s most popular open-source web-based applications for managing Unix-based systems. It allowsContinue reading “HACKERS CONTINUE TO MOUNT ATTACKS ON WEBMIN SERVERS”

What is phishing? How this cyber attack works and how to prevent it

Phishing is a method of trying to gather personal information using deceptive e-mails and websites. Here’s what you need to know about this venerable, but increasingly sophisticated, form of cyber attack. Original author: Josh Fruhlinger | CSO Phishing definition Phishing is a cyber attack that uses disguised email as a weapon. The goal is toContinue reading “What is phishing? How this cyber attack works and how to prevent it”

Raptor IT Consultants offers comprehensive IT support & managed services for Sacramento businesses

Hiring an outsourced IT company can be a tricky task as traditional IT service providers only offer a limited scope of services & support; ultimately requiring multiple IT service providers to manage the business network comprehensively. Some will support the servers and desktops, others telephones and internet connectivity, and again others to manage your websitesContinue reading “Raptor IT Consultants offers comprehensive IT support & managed services for Sacramento businesses”

10 Ways to Use Technology in Small Businesses

Article originally published October 11, 2019 by FinSMEs In the twenty-first century, technology is both a bane and a boon to an individual. However, like many other things in life, it is up to a person whether he/she can use it for the betterment of humanity or not. The modern era also comes with aContinue reading “10 Ways to Use Technology in Small Businesses”

From Homes to the Office: Revisiting Network Security in the Age of the IoT

Article originally published on September 23, 2019 by Trend Micro: The internet of things (IoT) has gone beyond the walls of the “house of the future” and is quickly finding its way into businesses, as many enterprises have come to recognize its potential in providing a myriad of solutions for their growing needs. Taking advantageContinue reading “From Homes to the Office: Revisiting Network Security in the Age of the IoT”

Why Windows 10 is superior to Windows 7

Upgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 10 is a no-brainer, but what about if you’re happily using Windows 7? We look at what Windows 10 will offer you. We’ve written at length about how Windows 10 is a vast improvement over Windows 8 and how anyone still using Windows XP should seriously consider coughing up forContinue reading “Why Windows 10 is superior to Windows 7”