Ukraine police make arrest in NotPetya ransomware case

Ukrainian police have arrested an individual accused of spreading the NotPetya malware, used in a cyberattack that knocked thousands of companies offline earlier this year. An unnamed 51-year-old from the southern city of Nikopol was detained by the state cyber-police last week after a raid was carried out at the alleged attacker’s home. In a… Read More »

TechRadar’s 8 Best Laptops of 2017

“Finding the best laptop for your needs is a tricky thing indeed. What’s your budget? Are you looking for a gaming laptop? Do you want the best 13-inch laptop or the best hybrid? TechRadar’s experts are here to help you work out which laptop is best for you. Whatever you choose to do with your… Read More »

Making Your Email Work For You

In today’s environment, email is the most important form of communication for just about every business (and for a lot of individuals as well). Which is why it still baffles me when I see professionals using a free or inadequate email services or attempting to maintain an onsite exchange environment themselves. Nowadays, high quality hosted… Read More »

The global ransomware epidemic is just getting started

WannaCry should have been a major warning to the world about ransomware. Then the GoldenEye strain of Petya ransomware arrived. What’s next? Thousands of computers around the world are getting locked up by a fast-spreading ransomware. Big businesses are getting hit. An entire hospital is shut out of its system. Suddenly, it’s everywhere: the next… Read More »

Microsoft says ‘no known ransomware’ runs on Windows 10 S for Surface Laptops – so someone tried to hack it

A leading security researcher was enlisted to test if Microsoft’s newest, locked down version of Windows 10 is protected against all “known” kinds of ransomware, as the company claims. Microsoft claims “no known ransomware” runs on Windows 10 S, its newest, security-focused operating system. The software giant announced the version of Windows earlier this year… Read More »

How to protect your data if you lose power

With storm season on the way, it’s important for businesses and individuals to think about what would happen to their computer systems if a bolt of lightning struck their building, or if a nearby tree took out a power line. A UPS (uninterruptable power supply) is a device that allows your computer (or other piece… Read More »

What is ransomware and how do I protect my PC from WannaCry?

On Friday 12 May and over the weekend, thousands of computers were attacked by malware called WannaCry, also known as WCry, WannaDecryptOr and WannaCrypt. It’s ransomware and stops you from accessing any files on the ‘infected’ computer until you pay the ransom. NHS computers were infected in the UK by the attack, along with computers in over… Read More »