How to Protect Your Phone from Ransomware

Most ransomware attacks target desktop computers, servers, and high-value storage networks — but in recent years, a growing number of attacks have targeted smartphones and other mobile devices. Below, we’ll look at a few examples of how mobile ransomware works....
April 8, 2022

The 2TB Flash Drive Scam: Why “High-Capacity” Flash Drives Are Fakes

You’re browsing Amazon or eBay, and you see a great deal: A 2-terabyte (TB) USB thumb drive for about $40. Is it a great bargain — or a dangerous scam? If you’ve read the headline of this article, you know...
March 29, 2022

Data Leak Response: 4 Tactics for Reducing Risks

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, the number of data breaches jumped 68 percent in 2021 — setting a new record with a total of 1,862 events. To IT security experts, the numbers aren’t surprising. Bad actors use extremely...
March 21, 2022

How to Stop Locky Ransomware: Prevention, Decryption, and Recovery

Locky is the common name for a ransomware variant that first appeared in 2016. The first version of Locky was distributed by the Necurs botnet; subsequent versions have been introduced by Necurs and other distribution groups. Typically, the ransomware is...
March 9, 2022

Does Recovery Mode Erase Data on an iPhone?

The Apple iPhone’s Recovery Mode deletes everything on the device. Deleted data is completely unrecoverable under most circumstances. Deleted iPhone files are unrecoverable for several reasons:File-Based Encryption – The iPhone stores most user files with file-based encryption, which means...
March 4, 2022

Ransomware Attack Data Recovery: 4 Factors to Consider

Ransomware attacks continue to threaten businesses, local governments, and nonprofit organizations — and the trend is unlikely to change anytime soon. According to public records, more than 400 city and county governments have sustained ransomware attacks since 2014. Private...
February 23, 2022

What is the Single Most Important Part of Data Recovery?

Data loss can be expensive, frustrating, and heartbreaking — and while data recovery is almost always possible, our clients often ask for tips for improving their chances of a successful case result. Our answer: Understand the signs of data loss...
February 16, 2022

A Look Inside Datarecovery.com’s Hard Drive Parts Inventory

In order to recover data from a physically damaged hard drive, engineers need to return the drive to a working condition. That’s easier said than done — hard drive components are extremely drive-specific. In some cases, drives with identical model...
February 7, 2022

What Happens During a Data Recovery Media Evaluation?

Most reputable data recovery providers evaluate storage media before providing a quote. In another article, we explained why evaluations are necessary — if you missed it, you can read more here.  But what happens during a data recovery media evaluation?...
January 4, 2022

The Problem With Flat-Rate Hard Drive Data Recovery

Imagine taking your car to a mechanic that charges a flat rate for every service. Whether you’re getting a routine tune-up or a new transmission, you’ll pay a few hundred dollars. Most consumers wouldn’t trust the mechanic — especially with...
December 15, 2021