GOP Research Firm Exposes Personal Details of 198 Million Voters

The personal details of close to 200 million registered U.S. voters were exposed due to a misconfigured database. A Republican National Committee-funded data firm, Deep Root Analytics, stored the information on an unsecured cloud server. It is not clear how...
June 20, 2017

Hidden Tear Ransomware Infection and Decryption Services

Hidden Tear ransomware is an open-source malware program published by its developer for educational purposes. Though the author has since taken the source code offline, hackers around the world have already downloaded and redistributed it. Modified and improved variants of...
June 9, 2017

WannaCrypt Ransomware Infection and Decryption Services

WannaCrypt ransomware (also known as WannaCry and WanaCrpt0r 2.0) is the latest malware to make headlines by infecting over 250,000 computers in at least 150 countries around the world. Prominent victims include FedEx, Britain’s National Health System, Nissan, and telecom...
May 15, 2017

Why Datarecovery.com Recommends JetStor Storage Solutions

When you’re storing and accessing large amounts of important data, custom hardware is extremely advantageous. To that end, many of our RAID data recovery clients ask us for recommendations; these clients have dealt with significant data loss, and they want...
May 12, 2017

Merry X-Mas Ransomware Infection And Decryption Services

Merry X-Mas ransomware started infecting computers worldwide in early January, 2017. The fact that Russia celebrates Christmas on January 7 has led to speculation that the malware originated there. Regardless of its point of origin, the ransomware continues infecting computers...
February 3, 2017

What is the TRIM Command on Solid State Drives?

The TRIM command allows solid-state drives (SSDs) to function efficiently. An operating system tells the SSD that blocks of data aren’t in use; the SSD can then wipe out those blocks. If you’re having trouble understanding the concept of the...
January 30, 2017

St. Louis Public Library Grinds to a Halt Due to Ransomware Attack

The potential threat of a ransomware attack became a reality for the St. Louis Public Library on Jan. 19. Hackers took down approximately 700 computers used by both staff and the public in the library system’s central location and 15...
January 20, 2017

Ransomware in 2017: What to Expect and What to do About It

Ransomware grew into a billion-dollar industry in 2016, and from all appearances, it’s just getting started. The malware’s demonstrated ability to bring in money with little upfront investment, along with the outsourcing of the technical work through Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS), will...
January 20, 2017

Ransomware Developments in 2016: The Year in Review

If you had to use one word to describe ransomware in 2016, that word would have to be proliferation. The number of attacks increased, tactics varied, malware variants multiplied, and ransoms grew. Several high-profile targets were hit causing headaches for...
December 20, 2016

Is Popcorn Time Ransomware a New Era for Malware?

If you’re looking for ransomware straight out of an episode of “Black Mirror,” meet Popcorn Time. Popcorn Time is a nasty new ransomware that combines Ponzi schemes, social activism, and blackmail. The malware is still in development, but if it...
December 14, 2016
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