Archives for March 2015

Earth Day Celebration

The Southwest Gwinnett Chamber and the City of Berkeley Lake are joining with LAN Systems for this year's - Earth Day Celebration! Join us on Wednesday, April 22nd 11-2 for our Green IT Recycling Event and Celebration 4711 Peachtree Industrial Blvd Berkeley Lake, GA 30092** You are cordially invited to our cookout in celebration of the Earth. We will be grillin' hotdogs and brats. Naja Elieva will be here to amaze us with palm readings and technology fortunes - if you dare! Bring your electronics to recycle.  We will have bins and hard drive shredding available at no charge, but TVs have a $10 fee. Bring something to recycle and we'll give you a stylish, insulated, re-usable grocery bag! Proceeds from recycled equipment this year will be donated to Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. One of the highest rated charities in Georgia, the GFBF was founded in 1982 to … [Read more...]

Update on Crypto Threats

Whether CryptoLocker, CryptoDefense, CryptoWall or another Crypto-Threat, they encrypt your files and demand a ransom to unencrypt. As each new Crypto-Threats attack is released, it has new characteristics to avoid detection and cause more damage.  For instance, the type of files that it encrypts has grown and the ransom demands have become more sophisticated.  Early versions had an expiration date beyond which you could not retrieve your files.  Newer versions raise the ransom as time goes by and there have even been reports of victims negotiating payment with the cyber criminals. As the extortion becomes bolder, victims are hit harder and have to pay more.  Bitcoin has become the ransom payment currency of choice causing speculation that this could damage the Bitcoin brand. The attacks hit the US hardest even though ransom payment had greatly declined. As Crypto-Threats have … [Read more...]