Monthly Archives: June 2015

CryptoWall update

On June 23, 2015 the FBI released a public service announcement, Alert Number I-062315-PSA regarding CryptoWall and Ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware (or malicious software) that blocks access to a computer system or files until a monetary amount is paid. CRIMINALS CONTINUE TO DEFRAUD AND EXTORT FUNDS FROM VICTIMS USING CRYPTOWALL RANSOMWARE SCHEMES Data from the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) shows ransomware continues to spread and is infecting devices around the globe. Recent IC3 reporting identifies CryptoWall as the most current and significant ransomware threat targeting U.S. individuals and businesses.1 CryptoWall and its variants have been used actively to target U.S. victims since April 2014. The financial impact to victims goes beyond the ransom fee itself, which is typically between $200 and $10,000. Many victims incur additional costs associated with network mitigation, network...

Windows 10 release date July 29,2015 Will you be ready

As Microsoft prepares the final version of Windows 10 for release on July 29, 2015 they have released which operating systems are eligible. Matching Windows to Windows The upgrade path for specific qualified versions of Windows is: -- Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic and Windows Home Premium are eligible for a free upgrade to Window 10 Home. -- Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate are eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. -- Windows Phone 8.1 is eligible for an upgrade to Windows 10 Mobile. (Microsoft notes, however, that availability of Windows 10 upgrade for Windows Phone 8.1 devices may vary by OEM, mobile operator or carrier.) -- Windows 8.1 is eligible for an upgrade to Windows 10 Home. -- Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro for Students are eligible for an upgrade to Windows...

IT Consulting & Managed Service Provider Northern NJ

Computrs Inc provides 24-7 coverage with a maximum of 3 hours emergency response time for onsite support. Most onsite support calls are performed within the 1st hour after the call is received. Remote support is immediate as it our technical and help desk support. We provide remote monitoring for networks and standalone workstations. Computrs Inc manages municipalities, small to medium size businesses and home users. ...