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What is Ransomware and How Does it Happen?

Let’s start with the FBI definition of ransomware: Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, that encrypts data on a computer making it unusable. A malicious cybercriminal holds the data hostage until the ransom is paid. If the ransom is not paid, the victim’s data remains unavailable. Cybercriminals may also pressure the victims to pay the ransom by threatening to destroy the victim’s data or to release it to the public.

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Ho, Ho, Ho? The Season of the Scammers is Upon Us

During the holiday season, scammers are hard at work attempting to steal anything they can phish out of us. Be on the lookout for fake shopping notices or shipping e-receipts. Scammers are sending messages via email and text that contain links to malware or phishing sites that are designed to steal our various account login information. Amazon, UPS and FedEx are commonly imitated in these scams.

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Where Will the Chips Fall?

Shifts in technology are always on the move, and micro-processor manufacturing is not immune to the challenges of evolution. In recent weeks we have heard significant announcements coming from two major influences in the computing arena. Intel and Apple have decided to part ways with one another.

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