Disaster Planning & Recovery

Authorities capture Cryptolocker passwords – if you’ve been hit you need to read this story.

By at 6 August, 2014, 10:30 am

Since late 2013 an insidious program that encrypts a users computer and then holds it for ransom unless the victim pays Hundreds of dollars by Bitcoin has been spreading throughout the globe. Cryptolocker and its variants have become the bane of computers users worlwide.Once infected, users had 72 hours to pay the ransom or the price went up; however, even paying the ransom was no guarantee of getting a valid decryption key. The only other option that worked was to restore from a protected backup, which too many people didn’t have. BBC news is reporting in its story Cryptolocker victims to get files back for free that security experts were able to infiltrate and capture the database of victims. If you are afflicted with Cryptolocker it may now be possible to get the decryption key needed to restore their files according to this story.

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Get a free year of unlimited online backup from CrashPlan for a single computer or for up to 10 computers for $50

By at 11 October, 2012, 10:33 am

If you’ve been curious about cloud backup but haven’t known where to start or want to keep your costs down, CrashPlan out of Minneapolis has a special going for folks who use Carbonite backup which gives them a year of free CrashPlan single computer backup which usually runs $49.99. Rick Broida at CNET wrote about this last month in his article CrashPlan offers Carbonite users a free year of cloud backup “But Nerino you ask, I don’t use Carbonite so what good does this do me?”

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Disaster Recovery and Disaster Planning Legal Toolkit Podcast now available

By at 24 June, 2011, 4:03 pm

The folks at Legal Talk Network host the Legal Toolkit podcast with host Jared Correira who does a great job and if you haven’t listened to any of his podcasts, you should check it out. I was lucky to be his guest for his June 2011 Legal Toolkit podcast on Disaster Recovery and Disaster Planning.

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