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Garmin Goes Down in ransomware attack

27 Aug

garmin ransomware attack

Just a few weeks ago, the news hit disgruntled Garmin users that Garmin Connect was “down”.  The attack against wearable device maker, Garmin, which happened on the 23rd of July 2020, affected the company’s online services including website functionality, customer support services, client apps, and the company’s communication channels. Garmin has a product line that […]

Ransomware on the Rise in 2020 – Reduce the Risk

3 Mar

ransomware on the rise

It’s really no surprise that ransomware is on the rise! Although, one would think that in 2020, with all the security measures available to thwart off the efforts of opportunistic cybercriminals, we would be wise to their attacks. The fact of the matter is that security is mostly fine. In most instances, it is human […]

Finding the Right Antivirus Solutions

29 Oct

antivirus solutions

If your computer has ever had a virus or been infected with malware, you will probably know the frustration and stress involved in the “cleaning” or removal process. Once a virus or malware strikes, it can become a fool’s errand trying to restore the system back to normal. And often, the only solution is to wipe […]

Joburg Residents Left in the Dark after Ransomware Attack

27 Aug

Ransomware attack

At the end of July, prepaid electricity users in Johannesburg found themselves without power and unable to buy power. So, what happened? A ransomware attack was what brought a major prepaid electricity provider to its knees. A ransomware attack is a cyberattack that accesses essential systems and files and encrypts them. Once encrypted, the files […]