Month: March 2018

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Advertising Methods of America’s Antivirus – PC Matic

PC Matic – A Direct Response Advertiser Lately, we have been receiving a significant amount of feedback regarding ad placements, specifically when they air.  This feedback has included praise for what shows we air on, to indifference, to threats of boycotts.  We wanted to address these concerns immediately, however, there are a few things people …

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Ransomware Attacks

Baltimore’s 911 Systems Down After Ransomware Infected Systems

Ransomware Takes Baltimore’s Emergency Systems Offline On March 28, 2018 Baltimore city officials confirmed the city’s emergency systems had been infected with an unknown ransomware variant.  The infection was found on Sunday, March 25th, which led the IT department to taking systems offline.  For approximately 17 hours, Baltimore’s electronic emergency systems were unavailable.  Therefore, employees …

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One of the Largest Independent Antivirus Testing Organizations, AV-Test, Certifies PC Matic

PC Matic Earns Second Consecutive AV-Test Certification PC Matic first tested with AV-Test in the fall of 2017, and earned its first AV-Test certification at that time.  In January and February of 2018, AV-Test conducted another round of testing in their Home Windows test category.  The testing resulted in AV-Test awarding PC Matic 3.0 with …

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Kaspersky is having Twitter Trouble - U.S. government orders federal agencies to remove the antivirus.

DOJ Moves to Dismiss Kaspersky’s Lawsuit Against Congress

Kaspersky’s Lawsuit May Be Tossed Out… This week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a motion to dismiss Kaspersky’s lawsuit against Congress over the ban of their products.  The Hill reports, “…Kaspersky does not have a legal basis to challenge the Trump administration’s ban on its products because, even if reversed, Congress’s ban would remain in effect.” …

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US Power Grid Under Attack Needs Whitelisting Cybersecurity

US-CERT Urges Use of Whitelisting Cybersecurity to Prevent Attacks

Government Encourages Application Whitelisting to Boost Security Against Russian Hackers On March 15, 2018 the U.S. government made a statement confirming the U.S. power grid had been compromised by the Russians.  Unsettling news, to say the least. Whitelisting application software for cybersecurity could help prevent the attacks on the grid infrastructure. Although, various news outlets …

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Dissecting A Scam Email

Recently some scammers decided to turn their attention to finding PC Matic customers and attempting to trick them into allowing a remote session with the lure of a refund. In this blog we’ll go over how to dissect scam emails to help determine if they’re legitimate. There are a lot of flags that become apparent …

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Atlanta’s City Systems Suffer Outages After Ransomware Infection

Update, 4/2/2018: The City of Atlanta continues to struggle getting their systems back online.  Since turning on computers last week, they have found a plethora of data that has been left inaccessible.  The city has not paid the $51,000 ransom demand, and remains uncertain if they will be able to recover the remaining data that …

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