New Locky ransomware: what you need to know

Aug 30, 2017 1:00:58 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017august30security_a, locky, Malware, ransomware, Security, security, trojan

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In 2016, the Locky ransomware infected millions of users with a Microsoft Word file. It was eventually contained, and cyber security firms have since created protections to detect and block previous Locky variants. However, a similar malware is currently spreading worldwide and has so far infected tens of thousands of computers.

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What you need to know about malware

Jul 28, 2017 1:00:20 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017july28security_a, Adware, cyber security, cyber threats, Malware, ransomware, Security, Spyware, trojan

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You’ve all heard of viruses, spyware, ransomware and trojans. But did you know that they’re all types of malware? They’re all designed to ruin your digital life, but different types of malware put your computer at risk in different ways. Understanding what sets them apart can keep your business guarded.

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Mac HandBreak downloads infected by Trojan

May 24, 2017 1:00:36 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2017may24apple_a, Apple, apps, handbrake, Mac, macos, Malware, trojan

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macOS version of HandBrake, an open-source video transcoding software that converts multimedia files into various formats, was recently infected with a Trojan. According to HandBreak’s announcement, if you downloaded the app between May 2 (14:30 UTC) and May 6 (11:00 UTC), there’s a 50% chance that your system got infected. Read on to find out more.

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Cyber security and managed services

Jan 12, 2017 1:00:15 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in cybersecurity, itsecurity, Malware, managedservices, ransomware, Security, trojan

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Cyber security is something you hear about a lot these days. Sometimes it’s thrown around to scare business owners, other times it has proven to be a cautionary tale, one that small businesses can learn from to fend themselves from online threats that can leave devastating impact. What’s certain is statistics don’t lie, and as much as you’d like to believe your business is safe, the worst could happen at any time. Because antivirus software alone can only do so much to protect your business, managed services has become the solution. To make our case, here are several statistics that prove you need managed services from a technology provider.

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Old malware still poses a serious risk to EMRs

Dec 5, 2016 1:00:21 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016december5_healthcarearticles_a, Healthcare, ransomware, stegoloader, symantec, trojan

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Computer technology firm Symantec is warning consumers that an infamous trojan virus still targets healthcare data across the United States and around the world. This infamous piece of malware hides among image files downloaded with pirated software. Read on to learn more about the Stegoloader infection, how it might target your business, and what you can do to keep it at bay.

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New Android malware can erase your phone

Feb 22, 2016 1:00:53 PM / by Frontline, LLC posted in 2016feb22_androidphone_a, Android, Malware, mazar, smartphone, text message, trojan, Virus

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People easily get riled up over online security. With a quick Google search, you can find dozens of articles warning about Trojans, viruses and other security threats. But how many of them do you actually need to worry about? Really, it all comes down to threats that cause massive damage and affect your unique technology. So if you’re an Android user, there’s a new type of malware that fits both these categories. With the ability to wipe out all the personal data on your phone, this terrifying security threat is something all Android users should be aware of.

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