Midco sent out a statement / Warning about a ransomware campaign being sent through their email servers. We want to make aware to all our customers and anyone in general the seriousness of ransomware and that we are available for consultation on prevention of this attack in your office. Here is the message Midco sent out earlier today.
Dear Valued Midco® Customer: Some customers with @midco.net email addresses received a suspicious email (subject line “Vigor2820” and from an email address starting with Voicemail@). This appears to be a ransomware Trojan virus that’s only being detected by 10 of the top 50 antivirus solutions. If your antivirus solution is not blocking this email, DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT and delete the message immediately. This malware will try to get users to pay to decrypt their files. It will take over your computer screen with a threat. If you have downloaded the attachment, you may lose your files, however, under no circumstance should you pay or agree to anything to get your files back. This is what the attackers want so they can carry on other malicious activities. If you have opened the attachment, we recommend:
Our team has blocked this sender from sending new emails, and we’re actively scanning all customer inboxes to remove previously received messages. Thank you for your patience. Sincerely, Midco
Dear Lifehacker, I know hard drives can fail, but how long do they really last? Will they last longer if I don’t use them as often?
This is a decently in-depth article on hard drive life expectancy
Here it is again. The traditional day to give thanks for all the good things in our life. I know I speak for all of us at Aloha PC when I say we are thankful for all of our customers who come in and keep coming back. We are blessed to have the ability to help our customers with their technical needs and problems. We thank you for your continued support of our small company and hope you have a great and yummy holiday!