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

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

What Is A Hard Drive Head Crash?

A hard drive crash occurs when the actuator heads come in contact with the platters. Here’s what that means for your data (and what to do next).
January 7, 2022

What Are “Bad Sectors” On a Hard Drive?

Bad sectors occur when a hard drive cannot read certain data. Here’s how bad sectors occur and several tips for avoiding data loss.
December 20, 2021

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

Do-It-Yourself Hard Drive Data Recovery: 4 Factors to Consider

When your hard drive fails — or you suddenly lose access to important files, and you realize that you don’t have a functional backup — you’ll need to either recreate your work or find a way to recover the data....
November 18, 2021