Tag: ransomware

What to Know About Backing Up Your Computer

What to Know About Backing Up Your Computer

When it comes to using computers, the most frustrating thing is encountering an unexpected error and suddenly losing access to all your stored information – photos, applications, documents, all lost because of a single malfunction, or even worse, ransomware locks your computer. In this article, we will outline the importance of backing up your computer, and the most secure methods to do so!

FixMeStick’s Weekly Cybersecurity Roundup: June 1st – June 7th

Hey there, FixMeFans and StartMeStars! We’re back with another edition of our weekly cybersecurity roundup where we deliver the most recent comings and goings of the cybersecurity world.

This week we’re coming to you with news on a recent surge of fake mobile apps infecting Android users, and the U.S. cracking down on hackers in reaction to the recent Colonial Pipeline and JBS ransomware attacks.

What You Should Know About the Colonial Pipeline Ransomware Attack

Hey FixMeFans! We’ve got more news for you on the Colonial Pipeline attack. A group of cybercriminals is behind the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline; the largest pipeline in the United States responsible for transporting hundreds of millions of gallons of fuel from Texas to the Northeast every single day.

After nearly a week of shutdown, the pipeline is back in business, but not without a few major hiccups along the way.

Keep on reading to learn the who, what, and why of the Colonial Pipeline cyber attack.