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2014-01-22 08:33:11

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- First identified in September 2013, the Cryptolocker virus infiltrates computer systems in a fairly typical way. Unsuspecting users download what they believe is tracking information for a package, only to see their files be locked tight within a virtually unbreakable encryption algorithm. The team of security experts at Raleigh's Petronella Technology Group (http://www.petronellacomputer.com/) has dealt with this latest iteration of...

Honeybees Infected By Plant Virus
2014-01-21 09:51:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A virus that typically infects plants has been found to infect honeybees and could be responsible for the widespread collapse of honeybee colonies around the world, according to a new report in the journal mBio. The study team said they made their discovery when conducting routine screenings of bees for common and atypical viruses. The screenings “resulted in the serendipitous detection of Tobacco Ringspot Virus, or TRSV, and...

2014-01-16 08:29:53

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At least several million dollars and countless terabytes of data have been lost to the Cryptolocker virus, which at last count had infected more than 250,000 computers. Businesses without an action plan to deal with a Cryptolocker infection are flirting with disaster. Seeing the need for an effective response to this threat, Raleigh's Petronella Technology Group has developed an airtight system for stopping the virus in its digital tracks:...

PowerLocker Ransomware Coming Soon
2014-01-08 07:43:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Malware developers will soon be selling a new generation of ransomware called PowerLocker that encrypts files on a victim’s computer and then demands money to decrypt and recover the infected files. The news was disclosed last Friday in a blog post by a volunteer group of anti-malware security researchers known as Malware Must Die (MMD), who discovered the threat while monitoring chatter on underground hacker forums that...

2013-12-30 08:29:04

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Here's how an attack from the Cryptolocker virus unfolds: when you attempt to access your business computer network, you instead find yourself locked out and all files strongly encrypted. Next, a threatening message arrives, and a faceless entity demands a ransom before lifting the encryption. It's a nightmare scenario, but one that Petronella Technology Group knows how to stop dead in its tracks. More information on this critical threat,...

Malware Cryptolocker Infects 250,000
2013-12-26 10:39:24

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The Cryptolocker malware, which was first reported back in September, could be holding as many as 250,000 computer users as digital hostages. The virus has been infecting PCs around the world and effectively holds the files within it for ransom. To access the files locked by the ransomware,  PC owners are asked to pay $300 to $700 to the criminals who run and control the virus. Cryptolocker has been mainly aimed at individual PCs...

2013-12-16 23:25:01

MiTechMate Online PC Support solved more than 1,000 cases of FBI MoneyPak Virus and “Your computer has been locked” Virus in November, making itself the best online PC tech team specialized in removing Ransomware. Nashua, NH (PRWEB) December 15, 2013 According to the report, MiTechMate company has managed to help 1,000 customers to remove the scariest FBI MoneyPak Virus named NSA National Security Agency virus and “Your computer has been locked” Virus last month. The efficient...

2013-12-15 23:01:00

MiTechMate Online PC Support solved more than 1,000 cases of FBI MoneyPak Virus and Ukash Ransomware in November, making itself the best online PC tech team specialized in removing Ransomware. Nashua, NH (PRWEB) December 15, 2013 According to the report, MiTechMate company has managed to help 1,000 customers to remove the scariest FBI MoneyPak Virus named NSA National Security Agency virus last month. The efficient and friendly services provided by MiTechMate can ensure that the computer...

Scientists Explore Mechanisms Of Viruses' Shells
2013-12-11 09:41:20

International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) Viruses are like small vessels containing an active component, the genetic material, that can infect a host cell. The vessel, called capsid or vector, is basically a shell that changes its shape when it penetrates a cell to infect it, and may even break into pieces. The research team, that includes Guido Polles and Cristian Micheletti of SISSA, carried out computer simulations and used theoretical models to understand how such 'vessel'...


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