Toronto Symphony sideswiped by WordFly ransomware attack

Toronto Symphony sideswiped by WordFly ransomware attack

One of Canada’s biggest orchestras is among North American organizations victimized by a ransomware attack earlier this month on WordFly, a digital communications platform. On July 25, 2022, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra — which uses WordFly as an email provider — notified subscribers by email of the July 10 incident because the attacker also exported…

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Ransomware: What you should know

Ransomware: What you should know

Ransomware is a type of malware that can lock users and organizations out of their data and infrastructure. Attackers then demand payment to return access and not expose affected data. Ransomware has an immense impact on any institution – from shutting down operations to losing years of research. Ransomware has become one of the biggest…

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Windows 11 Is Now Available for Some People

Windows 11 Is Now Available for Some People

Microsoft officially has released Windows 11, and it will be available via a staggered rollout. On Tuesday, Microsoft began rolling out the release of Windows 11, starting with computers running Windows 10 and those that launched with a preloaded version of Windows. Microsoft says that users will be notified of their eligibility over the coming…

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6 Ways to Defend Against a Ransomware Attack

6 Ways to Defend Against a Ransomware Attack

Twenty-seven percent of malware incidents reported in 2020 can be attributed to ransomware. Ransomware — cyber extortion that occurs when malicious software infiltrates computer systems and encrypts data, holding it hostage until the victim pays a ransom — can have a bigger impact on an organization than a data breach. In the short term, ransomware can…

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Canadian Business Awards 2021

Canadian Business Awards 2021

Computer Squad, a leading service provider for complete technical support, has won the Canadian Business Awards 2021 for Best Mobile Device Repair Business in GTA. Created by Corporate Vision Magazine, the Canadian Business Awards highlights all Canadian businesses who have endeavoured to achieve success in their industries, regardless of size; the awards recognize the tireless…

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Apple iOS 15 Will Include a Built-in Multi-factor Authenticator

Apple iOS 15 Will Include a Built-in Multi-factor Authenticator

A heads up to all iPhone/iPad users. iOS 15 will include several new features and additions, including a built-in authenticator. Multi-factor authentication (sometimes referred to as two-factor authentication or 2FA) has become one of the most secure ways to add protection to your online accounts. In the past, users have relied on third-party apps like…

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