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PC Matic Welcomes Connections with Potential Investors for Cybersecurity Investment

PC Matic Cybersecurity Investment: Makers of PC Matic, Open to Investor Opportunities Cybersecurity Investment Opportunities. PC Matic, a privately held, American anti-virus software firm, would like to develop relationships with the investment community. This is in anticipation of a future outside investment, said CEO Rob Cheng. He founded Sioux City, Iowa-based PC Pitstop in 1999 and owns …

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Cyber Security Hygiene Affects Network and Endpoint Security with Application Whitelisting

Employer Networks Left Exposed Due to Employee’s Poor Cyber Security Hygiene

Survey Confirms People Aren’t Practicing Good Cyber Security Hygiene – And It’s Impacting Their Employers… A recent study, conducted by PC Matic, dove into the password and cyber security hygiene of 5,000 computer users. The results are concerning, primarily for businesses. Users with poor cyber security hygiene often bring these negative habits to work with …

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PC Matic Shield

PC Matic Expands MSP Product Offerings to Thwart Cyber Attacks

PC Matic MSP Addresses Ransomware and RDP Threats with Two New Products It should come as no surprise and managed service providers (MSPs) have had a growing target on their backs. Cyber criminals have found by infiltrating one MSP network, they are able to successfully infect not only that network but that of the MSP’s …

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PC Matic Pro Addresses RDP Threats with New Product

PC Matic Pro Now Offers Standalone RDP Protection It should come as no surprise that businesses, nonprofits, and local municipalities have had a growing target on their backs when it comes to cyber crime. Hackers have found remote desktop protocol (RDP) ports to be an easy access point to infect company networks, effectivity granting them …

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Ransomware Attacks

28 Criminal Charges Dismissed After Ransomware Corrupts Evidence

Ransomware Corrupted Police Files, Leaving Evidence Inaccessible In April of 2019, the City of Stuart was infected with ransomware. Ransomware is a form of malicious software the will encrypt, or lock, files leaving them completely inaccessible. From there, the hackers demand a payment in exchange for a decryption key. For Stuart, Florida, that price tag …

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Ransomware Is Not a Detect & Respond Issue

A vast majority of today’s cyber security solutions are failing. Many cyber security vendors are misguided when it comes to cyber security protection. One of the biggest “buzz phrases” in the security world is detect and respond. Therefore, cyber security vendors are deploying an endpoint detect and respond (EDR) component to their existing products. To …

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Malware

Ransomware Attacks 2020

With the spike of ransomware attacks reported in 2019, what is to be expected in 2020? Many experts say this is only the beginning… January City of Ingleside – Texas – Ransom demands have not been disclosed and city officials have not confirmed if ransom payments were made. Contra Costa County Library – California – …

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Malware

Ransomware Continues to Spread Nationwide As 2019 Comes to a Close

More Ransomware Attacks Spread as American’s Prep for the New Year Over the last two weeks, as Americans were prepping for the holidays, cyber criminals were preparing for vicious cyber attacks. On December 16, 2019, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a Marine Safety Information Bulletin confirming a cyber attack had taken down various parts of …

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If New Orleans Officials Weren’t Superstitious Before, They Are Now…

Ransomware Plagues the City of New Orleans in Early Morning Hours of Friday the 13th The city of New Orleans remains under a State of Emergency after ransomware corrupted their networks at approximately 5 a.m. Friday morning. City officials have confirmed, limited networks have been impacted as a result of this cyber attack. Of those …

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Ransomware Continues to Spread Across the Nation

Ransomware has proven it’s an epidemic of massive proportions… Over the last week, several new ransomware attacks have gone public. This includes attacks against Houston County Schools of Georgia, Ava School District in Missouri, CHI Health of Nebraska, and Berry Family Services in Texas. In addition, Wood Ranch Medical, located in Simi Valley, California was …

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Ransomware Attacks

Texas City Works to Restore Networks, Post-Ransomware Attack

Police Department Loses Images After Ransomware Infected City Systems The city of Robstown is working to restore their networks after an unknown ransomware variant riddled their networks, effectively corrupting Robstown Police Department records. To date, the last four weeks of police camera footage, including pictures and videos have been encrypted. The city is working with …

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Ransomware Plagues Utah’s Premier Family Medical Clinics

Ryuk Ransomware Riddles 11 Medical Facilities in Utah In July, eleven of Utah’s Premier Family Medical clinics were infected with ransomware. After an initial investigation of the cyber attack, it was determined the hackers used the ransomware variant called Ryuk to corrupt Premier Family Medical’s networks. Ryuk, is a ransomware variant known to target large …

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Malware

Attackers Find a New Way to Spread Ransomware Faster Than Ever

Ransomware has been riddling home users, business entities, governments, schools, and more for years. The attacks have grown in frequency, with ransom demands growing as well. In order to continue their profitability, hackers have to find new ways to infect networks. This includes exploiting software vulnerabilities, using social engineering, creating new versions of malware, and …

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Pearson, Major Education Publishing Giant, Suffers Data Breach

Pearson Notifies Schools Impacted By Breach In November 2018, the massive education publishing giant, Pearson, suffered a data breach. Although the breach was reported to the FBI in March 2019, it wasn’t until last week that the organization had an idea of the full extent of damages. An exact number of records impacted is unclear. …

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Ransomware Riddles American Schools in August

Ransomware Infects Public Schools Nationwide Throughout the month of August, several public school districts across the nation fell victim to ransomware. Here is what we know, the ransomware variants differed from attack to attack, although the most frequently used ransomware strain was Ryuk. This specific ransomware-type piggy-backs of a trojan virus. Once the trojan successfully …

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Microsoft Windows

Optimizing Windows 10 Start Menu Through Personalization

We Personalize Everything! We live in an era where we feel a need to personalize everything.  Our shirts, gym bags, device cases, cars, and our computers — just to name a few.  However, personalizing our items isn’t always a bad thing.  For instance, if you aren’t personalizing your devices to meet your needs, you could …

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Texas School Chooses Prevention

Due to rising security risks, Texas’ Pettus Independent School District, has opted to take a proactive approach to cyber security.  Steve Sugarek, Technology Coordinator at Pettus ISD shares which solutions they’ve used in the past, and why they migrated to PC Matic Pro: Our School District was with Avast for 10 years, and saw it …

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