11 August 2017
Callum Renwick, Intern

Callum Renwick

Last year, around half of all UK businesses were hit by cyber-attacks. The threat of cyber-attack is now very real for all businesses, whatever their size. The problem is that small businesses and organisations tend not to consider themselves likely targets for cyber-attacks because they are small and therefore will not yield a rich prize […]

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10 July 2017
Adrian Fowler, Feeder

Adrian Fowler

Cyber crime cost UK businesses £29 billion in 2016 In recent months, there has been two highly sophisticated global attacks on computer systems which have infiltrated some of the most sophisticated networks belonging to some of the most prestigious organisations. Proving that no one is immune. The future of Ransomware attacks is looking like its […]

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23 May 2017
Alex Innard, Head of IT & Custard Creams

Alex Innard

The term “malware” refers to “malicious software,” which encompasses viruses, trojans, spyware, adware and ransomware for example. Computer malware isn’t new. In fact, we’ve been fighting it and the damage it causes for as long as I have been on this planet, and then some. To clear matters up, that’s at least thirty-three years. Traditional […]

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21 July 2016
Adrian Fowler, Feeder

Adrian Fowler

Charities need a good antivirus solution every bit as much as any other business. Sadly, due to strict budget controls and limited funds to invest in office infrastructure, charities often overlook or neglect their IT, the security element being one. Trustees are often not aware the head office IT systems are unprotected. Most people assume […]

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21 June 2016
Adrian Fowler, Feeder

Adrian Fowler

As of June 2016, Bitdefender comes out on top for the best overall protection, best overall performance and the best overall usability. Bitdefender is recognised as the best antivirus solution for 2016 When it comes to protecting your data from the increasing risks of hackers, malware, virus’s and so on, this has to be one […]

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18 February 2016
Adrian Fowler, Feeder

Adrian Fowler

We are seeing this more and more. We get a phone call from a customer we haven’t dealt with before and he says “Do you know how to unencrypt files encrypted by a virus?” Where do you begin? This particular virus is known as Ransomware and uses a 2048-bit cipher suite that even the world’s […]

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3 June 2014
Adrian Fowler, Feeder

Adrian Fowler

Is it really Gameover? That depends on you… Computer users have been warned to take action to protect themselves and their businesses from cyber-attacks in what is becoming a global pandemic. We’ve already seen the Cryptolocker virus at work last September with as much as $100 million being extorted from ‘customers’ who are left with […]

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