Month: August 2019

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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PC Matic Pro Team Attended Events Nationwide

Throughout the second quarter of 2019, the PC Matic Pro sales team traveled to several events across the U.S.  The events attended by our Midwest field sales team include the Iowa Association of Business and Industry annual conference, Technology Association of Iowa: Iowa Tech Open, Iowa Technology & Geospatial Conference.   Our Carolina’s sales team attended …

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PC Matic Q2 Wrap Up

A View From The Top We liken ransomware to a virus, but this analogy no longer works.  Think about this — you go to the doctor, and learn you have a virus.  In your mind, you think, alright it’ll run its course and after a few days, life will return to normal.  No big deal. …

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Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware Now Spreading Through Fortnite Cheat Hack

Hackers Post Ransomware in Fortnite Forums Although ransomware has been targeting the business sector, they haven’t forgotten about home users. In a new campaign to spread malicious software, hackers have masked ransomware as a Fortnite cheat hack. By posting the malicious link in various Fortnite forums, cyber criminals hope gamers will click the link and …

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Ransomware Forces Brookside Medical Clinic To Close Its Doors

Midwestern Clinic Shuts Down After Ransomware Attack In March, ransomware corrupted Brookside Medical Center, located in Battle Creek, Michigan. After paralyzing the clinic by encrypting all of their patient files, the clinic’s partners reached out to FBI officials. The FBI encouraged the clinic not to pay the $6,500 in ransom demands for two reasons. First, …

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Protect your PC

Hackers Copy NordVPN’s Website to Spread Bank Trojan

Users Hoped for Security, Ended Up with Malware Cyber criminals have found an effective way to distribute malicious software, and users are none the wiser. By copying the popular VPN (virtual private network) website for NordVPN, users believe they are using something that is meant to boost their security. Instead, they are downloading a bank …

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