Tag Archives: Malware

WannaCry Ransomware – 5 Lessons Learned

Unfortunately malicious software is an everyday occurrence. As of Friday May 12th a massive ransomware attack dubbed WannaCry infected over 230,000 Windows computers in over 150 countries. It’s spread was fast and furious. WannaCry ransomware held the victims computer/data for ransom by encrypting it. Among… Continue reading

Lenovo Superfish Lessons – Manufacturers It’s Time to End Crapware

Sadly, the adware, spyware, crapware problem has been around for ages. PC makers, smartphone manufacturers, tablet makers and many others have loaded up new computing devices with oodles of junk software on with claiming they want to offer customers choices and much needed “features”. In… Continue reading

Tis the Season for Malware & Phishing

During every holiday season there is an unfortunate surge in malware and cybercriminal activity. As we the lawful consumers gear up to show our thanks and generosity to our friends and family cybercriminals lie in wait to thieve at every email, page and click. With… Continue reading

Small Business IT Myth – Information Security is For Big Corporations Only

My experience in IT spans nearly 20 years working in everything from the smallest 1 person firm to the largest global multinationals. As a result, I’ve seen how organizations of different sizes deal with the issue of information security. Small businesses more often than not… Continue reading

How to Recover Your Website from Malware Infection Part II

If you have determined that your website is in fact infected it is best to take it down and restore it from a known clean backup. Yes, I assume much that you have a backup but in Part I of this post I spoke a… Continue reading

How to Keep Your Website from Malware Infection Part I

A recent run in with an infected website inspired me to expand upon the methods to prevent this from happening to others. Truth be told – no software is without security vulnerabilities, bugs and 0-day attacks. Unfortunately, most websites are a particularly juicy target for… Continue reading

Malware in space! Oh my!

In my nearly 20 years in IT Security I have seen some strange things — but this takes the cake. When I saw the coverage that the ISS (International Space Station) had been infected with malware I had to laugh. Malware in space!? Is this… Continue reading