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This entry is part of 6 in the series Computer Security Made SimpleIn my previous posts, I have covered what ransomware is, what it does, and how it attacks. I’ll wrap this series up with some defensive measures that you can take (and no, switching to another operating system isn’t […]

Ransomware: What is it, and how do you defend yourself ...


This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Computer Security Made SimpleIn the previous two posts, I discussed what Ransomware is and how it attacks your system. In this post, I’ll go into what exactly happens when you’re infected and what happens if you pay (assuming that the […]

Ransomware: What is it, and how do you defend yourself ...


This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Computer Security Made SimpleIn the past month or so, the topic of Ransomware has come up repeatedly in the news. And not just on the Tech-related sites, but the national and local news. With entire hospitals, universities, corporations, and even […]

Ransomware: What is it, and how do you defend yourself ...





Virginia Won’t Pay Hacker’s Ransom Demand – InsideTech.com Recently a “cyber-criminal” (please note that I’m not using the overhyped and irresponsibly used term “hacker”) broke into the Virginia Department of Health’s database and stole a bunch of records.  The criminal claimed that they also deleted the backups of the records […]

Virginia Won’t Pay Hacker’s Ransom Demand – InsideTech.com