Western Digital suffers a ransomware attack, with hackers requesting an 8 figure sum and leaking image from internal meeting

Western Digital is a well-known name in the data production and storage industry. Established in 1970, they were one of the original players in the process of making semiconductors and they have a storied history that began with calculator chips, included a bankruptcy as well as being at the forefront of floppy disc creation in the 1980’s to eventually the hard drives they became known for in the 1990’s. Chances are good you have had a Western Digital drive in one of your devices (you may even have one now).

Despite being leaders in the digital storage industry, they’ve unfortunately proven no one is immune when it comes to ransomware attacks.

When a data breach leads to jail time for an ex-CEO, and why you should take data security seriously in 2023

We’ve seen plenty of examples of extreme monetary penalties occurring from data breaches, but this is the first we’ve seen of anyone actually being jailed for one.

Vastaamo was a Finnish psychotherapy provider that was founded in 2008. While it was a sub-contractor under the government, Vastaamo like many healthcare related businesses was the subject of data breach attempts, with two additional successful attempts occurring  in 2018 and 2019. These attempts failed to be reported by the company.

Support will end for Windows Server 2012 in October 2023, pros and cons of upgrading, replacing, or transitioning to the cloud

As promised continuing off the back of last weeks article on Steam ending support for Windows 7 and 8 we wanted to talk about the real elephant in the room for businesses coming up this year, Windows Server 2012 end of life date which will occur October 10th, 2023.

On that date extended support for Windows Server 2012 will end.

Reddit experienced a major outage yesterday, and our 5 tips for what to say to customers when your website goes down

Reddit was down for several hours yesterday due to an “internal systems issue”. While the mobile version of the site fluctuated between being semi usable to being completed down, the desktop version was unusable for nearly five hours.

Outages like this that occur to major website are a newsworthy event, as users flock to social media to report the outage and speculate on the cause.

They quit, now what? 5 tips for digitally offboarding employees safely.

Having an employee quit can be very disruptive to your business, besides having to scramble to rehire for the role or find coverage within your organization you also have to tie up any loose ends they may have been working on (especially if they left without a hand off period).

Unfortunately, it’s not a good idea to wait until the dust has settled, when it comes to tying up loose ends we recommend jumping into action immediately once you’ve been made aware that your employee will not be continuing in their role.