SF Metro’s Handling of a Ransomware Attack Deserves Some Credit

It didn’t help that San Francisco’s transportation system, known as Muni, was using old, Windows 2000 servers that haven’t been receiving updates in years. Sure, they may have paid Microsoft to give them special updates, but this doesn’t nullify the fact that exploits for Windows 2000 servers are readily available online. In any event, the … Continue reading SF Metro’s Handling of a Ransomware Attack Deserves Some Credit

HR Departments Beware: New Ransomware is Targeting You

Imagine you start up your computer one day and, instead of seeing the Windows startup screen, you see this. Yeah, you pretty much know you’re in trouble. If you obey the command to “Press Any Key”, you will find the details about what happened to your computer. Notice the English needs work, so this ransomware … Continue reading HR Departments Beware: New Ransomware is Targeting You

Ransomware: The Malware Increasingly Likely to Bring Down Your Mobile Device

Dr. Joseph Popp was declared unfit for trial after he began wearing a cardboard box over his head. Apparently, his Harvard education was no match for the pressure of being put on trial for producing the first ransomware, the “AIDS” Trojan a.k.a. PC Cyborg. Popp, it seems, suffered a nervous breakdown after being denied a … Continue reading Ransomware: The Malware Increasingly Likely to Bring Down Your Mobile Device