Month: September 2017

Hackers Demand $19K After Infecting California School District

San Ysidro School District Suffers Ransomware Attack On September 16th, San Ysidro School District of California was hit with a ransomware attack.  The ransomware impacted emails from August through the middle of September, as well as select computer files.  After encryption, an automated message was sent to the district demanding $19,000 to restore the emails …

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Application Whitelisting — Is it Feasible for the Medical Field?

Application Control for Medical Professionals Decision Health recently published a lengthy article on Plan B News regarding application whitelisting within the medial field.  With the advanced technological methods being used within the healthcare industry, and the ever-evolving software, IT administrators were curious if whitelisting could fit in this field.  Roy Edroso stated application whitelisting is …

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PC Matic CEO Slated to Speak at Synnex Inspire Event

Rob Cheng Presents, Winning the War on Ransomware, at Synnex Inspire Event PC Matic Pro announces CEO, Rob Cheng, will be presenting at the Synnex Inspire Conference. This event is the technology industry’s premier conference for partner planning and content, and will be located in Greenville, South Carolina October 4-6, at the TD Convention Center. …

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Microsoft Windows

How To: Monitor, Enable and Disable Startup Programs

Startup Programs This tutorial is going to cover how to monitor, enable, and disable startup programs.  Monitoring startup programs is important because if users have several programs starting when the PC is turned on, it could slow down the startup process.  Also, if users are running too many startup programs, it could interfere with the …

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Computer Virus Software

Clients’ Secret Emails Revealed After Deloitte Hit With Cyber Attack

Major Accountancy Firm Suffers Cyber Attack Cyber criminals infiltrated one of the world’s “big-four” accountancy firms, Deloitte.  It is believed the attacks wormed into the system in November or December of last year and remained undetected until March of 2017.  During this time, the hackers were able to access the company’s email systems, and potentially …

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89% of PC Users Say Malware Prevention Is Key

Malware Prevention Vs. Detection Malware infections have continued to spread at alarming rates.  Whether it is ransomware, which encrypts data and demands a payment from the victim to regain access, or fileless malware which bypasses most security solutions, malware threats continue to grow daily.  Once a version of malware is detected as malicious, it is …

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Avoid the Kaspersky Scandal – Find a Better Solution

The Kaspersky Scandal Kaspersky Labs is a Russian-based security company that develops endpoint security solutions for businesses and home-users around the world.  But you might have already known that. However, what you may not know is, the growing scandal regarding the alleged ties between the Russian government and Kaspersky.  Although the company has adamantly denied …

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PC Matic Pro

PC Matic Pro and MSP Partners — Register For Your Free ChannelPro Seats Now!

The ChannelPro SMB Forum 2017 in Iselin, New Jersey is taking place November 2, 2017 and YOU’RE INVITED TO JOIN US! We are a proud sponsor of their upcoming event. Spend one day with the ChannelPro event team and they’ll send you home with all the expert sales, marketing, product, and operations advice you need to grow …

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