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Newspapers Across the United States are the Latest to be Hit by Malware

Newspapers Across the United States are the Latest to be Hit by Malware

Over the weekend, a form of ransomware hit major US news outlets, labeled as “Ryuk”, and is causing major disruptions to their printing schedules and affecting the published information. Tribune publishing detected malware on its servers on Friday which had spread through the company’s network for multiple newspapers that shared Tribune’s platform. Ryuk was recognized due to the corrupted files with a signature extension “.ryk.” The news outlets in questions include well-known names such as the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, and San Diego Union-Tribune.

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How IT Benefits a Small Business’ Growth Potential

How IT Benefits a Small Business’ Growth Potential

When we discuss our service offerings, we understand that it can all seem like a little much, especially to the small business that - up to this point - has never needed all these fancy solutions to operate effectively. However, there are a few considerations that the business this scenario applies to needs to account for. For instance, is it certain that these solutions are unnecessary?

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Tip of the Week: Watch Out for Scammers During the Holidays

Tip of the Week: Watch Out for Scammers During the Holidays

Scammers find the holidays to be a wonderful time for stealing from unsuspecting victims. They know that the gift-giving season inspires others to spend a lot of money, which means that sensitive information, like credit card numbers, is up for grabs in bulk. As a consumer yourself, you’ll have to keep an eye out for these scams to make sure that you’re staying as safe as possible this holiday season.

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Why You Shouldn't Say “Humbug” to Your Security

Why You Shouldn't Say “Humbug” to Your Security

The IT guy, Jacob left last month: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. He left without an exit interview, and he didn’t seem very pleased with the way the situation played out. You could never tell if Scrooge cared or not. His demands have never wavered. He expected perfection and when mistakes were made, they were approached as catastrophic affronts to the sustainability of the business, even if that wasn’t the reality.

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Even Santa Has a Support Team.

Even Santa Has a Support Team.

Santa’s job is to deliver great gifts, on time. Your organization, is Santa.

But Santa doesn't work alone. Behind the scenes, creating, managing and packaging the gifts is an entire elf team working to make Santa’s job easy, effective and enjoyable. The efficiency of the elves makes Santa’s reputation shine.

We, at Machado Consulting, are the elves. 

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