Posts Tagged ‘Server’

Ransomware scum infect Comic Relief server: Internal systems taken down

September 19th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Comic Relief’s internal systems are down for the third day running after a ransomware attack on one of the charity’s servers on Wednesday. Founded in 1985 by comedy scriptwriters, the charity behind the UK’s Red Nose Day telethon took down all of its internal systems in the wake of the attack. An email sent on […]

Cryptomining malware on NAS servers – is one of them yours?

September 9th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

SophosLabs has just released a report on a new way that crooks are distributing a strain of malware that makes money by “borrowing” your computer to mine a new sort of cryptocurrency. A few years ago, cryptocoin mining was a popular pastime. Cryptocurrencies work by making participants perform huge numbers of cryptographic calculations until they […]

How to Stress Test the Hard Drives in Your PC or Server

July 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Which of your hard drives is the fastest, and is it really as fast as the manufacturer promised? Whether you have a desktop PC or a server, Microsoft’s free Diskspd utility will stress test and benchmark your hard drives. NOTE: A previous version of this guide explained using Microsoft’s old “SQLIO” utility. However, Microsoft now […]

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