free web hosting email ransomware infection

Your free web hosting email could cost you $25,000.  Your server backup on a USB hard drive could cost you $50,000.  Cheap IT solutions are sometimes used by small business owners, and more often, they are resulting in ransomware infections, right here in Toronto. The ransoms were $4,000-5,000 a few years ago. This year we…

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small business with ransomware infection

Your server backup on that USB hard drive could cost you $50,000. Your free web hosted email could cost you $25,000. For years, small business owners have been using seemingly sufficient, free or cheap IT solutions but the real cost is changing. In 2019, cyber crime exploded in Canada. Previously, targets were largely aimed at…

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Canadian Ransomware Statistics Update Cyber crime is still going strong, and small business owners are suffering. Ransomware, created in 2013, is a new favourite among cyber criminals. This malicious software is designed to block access to a computer system, denying access to data until a sum of money is paid. For small business owners, it…

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Ransomware In Canada title over Canadian flag

Canadian Companies More Likely To Pay Ransomware Demands The following findings were the Canadian portion of a study of 540 respondents in 4 countries, and it seems Canadians were more likely to pay ransomware demands.  The study was undertaken by Osterman Research, published by Malware Bytes and reported on by Profit Guide. In this small…

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Sensitive Data & Protection Against Ransomware In Small Business In 2013 there were only 2 types of ransomware. By mid 2015 there were 9 variants.  In 2016, ransomware grows and evolves with new variants with more sophisticated encryption and file destruction methods circulating. Until now, cyber criminals have been randomly testing their ransomware exploit kits. 2016…

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