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Ransomware Gang Leaks D.C. Metropolitan Police Data after Failed Negotiations

May 17th, 2021 · No Comments

The cybercrime syndicate behind Babuk ransomware has leaked more personal files belonging to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) after negotiations with the DC Police broke down, warning that they intend to publish all data if their ransom demands are not met. “The negotiations reached a dead end, the amount we were offered does not suit […]

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Tags: Guest Article · Malware · Security · Virus

New old fake invoice emails making the rounds

March 13th, 2020 · No Comments

There is a new version of the old fake invoice email going around.Please pay attention and don’t open emails or attachments that claim to be invoices or bills or “pay so I don’t sue you” invoices.They appear as your internet icon like below (my default browser is Chrome)

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Tags: E-Mail Issues · Malware · Security · Trojans · Virus · Worms

Preventing Cryptolocker and Ransomware in 4 steps

August 10th, 2016 · No Comments

I have sent emails, tweets, posted links and articles on Facebook and so much more, all to warn you about the different crypto locker schemes out there. Apparently I failed to write a specific article on how to prevent it. Hey you Linux and Apple people, you need to be alert for this too! Here […]

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Tags: Backing up · Hardware · Malware · Security · Trojans · Virus · Worms

Fake and Phishing emails this one “from” FeDex

May 18th, 2016 · No Comments

While I am upset with FedEx, I am even more upset with FeDex! Just a reminder for you to not open all email you receive. This is a malware attachment. The real FedEx knows about these. http://www.fedex.com/us/security/prevent-fraud/email.html and http://www.fedex.com/us/update2.html Instead of delving into the type of scam this is, Phishing, and instead of talking about […]

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Tags: E-Mail Issues · Malware · Security · Trojans · Virus · Worms

Building a PC Part 3 – Software: Windows, 3rd party SW, Anti-Virus and Security software.

January 27th, 2016 · No Comments

In this most recent series I have been going over the parts for building a PC, what I use and why. In this exciting fun filled episode, I want to go over some of the software we use when building a computer. Let’s start with the most important part, the Operating system. I recommend Windows. […]

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Tags: Malware · Purchasing · Security · Software · Trojans · Virus · Worms