Ransomware attacks like WannaCry can be avoided by keeping software and anti-virus programs up to date, authorities said. Cybersecurity firms warned people not to pay the bitcoin ransom. Businesses are still dealing with the fallout from a cyberattack that hit 200,000 victims in 150 countries, with many organizations and individuals wondering if they are at […]
Spring calls for a fresh start after a long, dreary winter. There’s plenty to tidy up, from the dust collecting on your shelves to the software and hardware assets approaching End-of-Life (EOL) in your enterprise IT ecosystem. It’s the perfect time for IT professionals to re-focus and organize their assets. Though the exercise may seem […]
Amazon’s web hosting services are among the most widely used out there, which means that when Amazon’s servers goes down, a lot of things go down with them. That appears to be happening today, with Amazon reporting “high error rates” in one region of its S3 web services, and a number of services going offline because of it.
Trello, Quora, IFTTT, and Splitwise all appear to be offline, as are websites built with the site-creation service Wix; GroupMe seems to be unable to load assets (The Verge’s own image system, which relies on Amazon, is also down); and Alexa is struggling to stay online, too. Nest’s app was unable to connect to thermostats and other devices for a period of time as well.
Isitdownrightnow.com also appears to be down as a result of the outage.
Amazon has suffered brief outages before that have knocked offline services including Instagram, Vine, and IMDb. There don’t appear to be any truly huge names impacted by this outage so far, but as always, its effects are widespread due to just how many services — especially smaller ones — rely on Amazon.
There’s no estimate on when service will be restored, but Amazon says it is “actively working on remediating the issue.”
Original Source: http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/28/14765042/amazon-s3-outage-causing-trouble?yptr=yahoo
You may not realize it but alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices. When your computer crashes and you get the dreaded blue screen or your smartphone freezes and you have to go through the time-consuming process of a reset, most […]
We can often take the internet at face value, thinking all there is to it is social media, videos, news and spreadsheets. It is so easier to forget there are cybercriminals trying to identify their next victim. If you have never been targeted by a cyber criminal or had a computer virus, you might think […]
Apple has a loyal customer base, drawn to the Mac because of its ease of use and simplicity of design- they’ve used that formula since releasing the first one back in 1984. There is a rumour going around which leads people to believe that Mac computers are invulnerable to virus attacks that Windows users face. […]
This article describes one of the many reasons backing up your data is so important, especially in the commercial world. CPS offers both onsite and offsite data backups. Call the office today to schedule a consultation to discuss your needs (810) 224-5252. Original Source: http://www.govtech.com/security/Law-Enforcement-Agencies-Nationwide-Deal-with-Malware-Ransom-Demands.html Law Enforcement Agencies Nationwide Deal with Malware, Ransom Demands The proliferation […]
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A resident of St. Joseph County recently was using her computer when a popup message appeared. It appeared to be from Microsoft and said her computer had a virus and she must call a given number within five minutes to reach a technician for repair. At this point her computer was blocked and she could […]