Seagate ST1000LM024 and ST1000LM025 Drives Appear to be Prone to Head Failures

At Datarecovery.com, we receive thousands of hard drives each month, and when we notice a specific issue with a certain model number or series, we try to spread the word. Recently, we’ve seen a large number of Seagate/Samsung Spinpoint M8...
August 17, 2017

Lloyds of London Releases Sobering Cyber Attack Risk Report

Lloyd’s of London, a renowned insurance marketplace, has released a 56-page report detailing possible outcomes of an extreme cyber attack. Lloyd’s sought to give guidance to insurance underwriters with “realistic and plausible scenarios” to accurately predict damages. Two Simulations Predict...
July 24, 2017

Petya Ransomware Infection And Decryption Services

A Petya ransomware variant has swept through Europe in a fashion reminiscent of the WannaCry attacks of May 12, 2017. Like WannaCry, the Petya variant spreads using Eternal Blue and has affected the following businesses and organizations:Utility companies, banks,...
June 27, 2017

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
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