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3 Ransomware Trends to Know in 2021

The first ransomware attack occurred in 1989. Since then, it’s been a favorite tactic among cybercriminals. Why? It works. In 2020, IBM reported that one in four events sent to its X-Force Incident Response team was ransomware-related. Ransoms often ran up to $40...

Ransomware 2021

phx-IT Keyboard Artwork

Phx-IT is loving our new wall art from @Erikjensenart! Born deaf, he’s been creative his entire life and began his computer key art while working on his BA in Art Education. Over the years he has perfected his method and now works full-time creating logos and other works of art for people all over the world. If you look closely, you can find some hidden words in our custom piece.

phx-IT Logo Keyboard Art 3.1.20

A Year of fighting Ransomware

As phx-IT rings in the new year, we'd like to reflect on our time spent assisting companies in need on a quest to fight ransomware that threatened to take down businesses in the engineering, education, hospitality, and financial industries. In 2019 Phx-IT provided...

A Year of fighting Ransomware

500 Million Affected in Marriott Data Breach

Marriott has announced what appears to be one of the larger data breaches in history, a compromise that affects as many as 500 million people and stretches back to an intrusion in the company’s network in 2014. The breach is staggering in regard to both the number...

500 Million Affected in Marriott Data Breach

Microsoft’s $480M HoloLens deal with US Army

As many as 100,000 devices could be sold to the Army; the deal highlights Microsoft efforts to target augmented reality at the enterprise users. Microsoft has won a $480 million contract to provide US Army soldiers with HoloLens devices for training and combat...

Microsoft's $480M HoloLens deal with US Army could boost AR adoption

Your Brain Waves Could Soon Replace Passwords Entirely

BY WENYAO XU FENG LIN AND ZHANPENG JIN Your brain is an inexhaustible source of secure passwords–but you might not have to remember anything. Passwords and PINs with letters and numbers are relatively easily hacked, hard to remember and generally insecure....

Brain

FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware

The FBI is advising users of consumer-grade routers and network-attached storage devices to reboot them as soon as possible to counter Russian-engineered malware that has infected hundreds of thousands devices. Researchers from Cisco’s Talos security team first...

FBI tells router users to reboot now to kill malware infecting 500k devices