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Internet ransomware demands cash to unscramble files

Internet ransomware demands cash to unscramble files

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Cryptolocker’s sophisticated use of encryption has made it hard to defeat

Malicious programs that demand a ransom to restore files that they have encrypted are starting to proliferate.

Security company IntelCrawler has discovered malware called Locker that demands $150 (£92) to restore files.

The cyber-thieves behind Locker were trying to emulate the success of CryptoLocker that has racked up thousands of victims this year.

However, IntelCrawler said, flaws in the malicious program suggest it might be easier to defeat than CryptoLocker.

IntelCrawler said it first saw “large-scale distribution” of several different versions of Locker early this month. So far, the malware has managed to snare people across the US, Europe and Russia. It is spread via infected files placed on compromised websites and through booby-trapped files disguised as MP3s.

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Analysis by Andrey Komarov, of IntelCrawler, shows that when Locker infects a machine, it deletes files leaving only encrypted copies behind and also drops a small file containing a unique ID number and contact details for Locker’s creators.

The file also warns that no key will be given to any victim who harasses or threatens the malware’s creators.

Those who want to get their data back are encouraged to use the contact details and, once the ransom is paid, each victim gets a key to unscramble files.

However, help could be at hand for anyone hit by Locker, said Mr Komarov, as IntelCrawler had managed to penetrate the network the cyber-thieves were using to monitor victims. This helped the company extract the universal keys used to scramble target files.

“Our researchers are working on the universal decryption software in order to help the victims,” said Mr Komarov.

Irish Web Design – Internet ransomware demands cash to unscramble files

This article is from the BBC News Technology

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Solutions for Website Security

Irish Web Design are please to announce that they have created a series of packages to provide a high level of security to small to medium business websites.

The packages are designed especially for WordPress based information, blog, news and e-commerce on-line shop websites.

 

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Irish Web Design described the packages as consisting of the three S’s: Scan, Secure Survey.

The website security measures involve scanning the websites for issues, securing the site and finally setting up a surveillance system to monitor the website in the longer term.

It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of websites around the globe that are running the WordPress software have been infected by malicious software.

Some of the software infects the computers of visitors, who may find a realistic looking ‘Anti Virus Scanner’ pop up on their computer.

The owner is informed that his machine is infected and this software will remove the threats and provide on-going security.

This ‘peace of mind’ only costs a very modest amount, typically $10 to $20.

This is a scam, the programme is not real.

What the criminals who are behind the scam want are your credit or debit card details.

They may wait a long time before they use the information gained to empty your account of funds.

There are many variation on these scams, including straightforward blackmail: you want your site back, you will pay.

Irish Web Design have researched the issue and designed a solution to ensure that website owners can sleep at night.

While there can never be an absolute guarantee as situations can change very rapidly the system is designed to provide alerts to any suspicious activity.

Contact Irish Web Design if you want your website audited and secured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solutions for Website Security

Irish Web Design work on Dragons Den

At Irish Web Design we were delighted to have one of our long standing clients appear on the Dragon’s Den recently.

The original Log Holder Company website was purely an information site, and served the business well in its early days of trading.

When Seamus Connolly decided to step up a gear he decided to have an e-commerce website where customers would be able to choose and purchase their log holders online.

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Irish Web Design designed, printed and mounted the sign that appeared with Seamus in the Dragon’s Den, and featured prominently in the final film.

The Log Holder Company logo was created by Irish Web Design based on an idea by the client.

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Despite tight deadlines the website was ready to deal with orders as the show was screened, and was delivered on budget.

New ranges of Log Holders have been introduced and a photo shoot has been booked so that Irish Web Design can create a new set of professional standard photographs.

The new product photos will be used on the online shop and for other promotional purposes such as a new edition of the Log Holder Company’s electronic brochure or e-brochure as they are called.

The site has been well designed when it comes to Search Engine Optomisation, or SEO and began to feature highly on Google straight away.

It was very gratifying to see the Irish Web Design work on Dragons Den, and know that it would serve our client  well.

Visit the Log Holder Company Website Here

E-commerce

E-commerce is defined as being the buying and selling of goods and services by businesses and consumers through an electronic medium. It is most widely considered the buying and selling of products over the internet, but really any transaction that is completed solely through electronic means can be considered to be e-commerce.
There are three categories of E-commerce:
B2B or business to business for example Cisco.
B2C or business to consumer for example Amazon.
C2C or consumer to consumer for example eBay.

It is also called electronic commerce, and some people refer to the sites as shop sites.

Irish Web Design has experience of a wide variety of websites, and specialises in the website design and the Search Engine Optomisation SEO of E-commerce and other websites.

Recently websites have been completed for What Vitamin and Boom Nutrition.

Other websites that contain an element where purchases can be made include Fitness Extravaganza and What’s On Athy.

Follow the links to see how this company integrated the capacity to sell products on the websites.

In some cases the main purpose is sales, for example the What Vitamin site which serves all parts of the Republic of Ireland with a service delivering a wide range of vitamins and related products.

Boom Nutrition specialises in delivering Fitness Nutrition to all mainland addresses in Ireland.

Fitness Extravaganza, or FitEx for short, services competitors who want to enter Ireland’s Premier Fitness Modelling Competition.

Entry tickets for competitors and spectator tickets can be purchased on the website.

DVD’s of the competition can also be purchased online.

What’s On Athy is the website for the South Kildare monthly magazine. An innovation is the Athy Showcase Shop which allows local businesses to sell goods and services without having to invest in their own website.

Different Payment Gateways have been used from AIB Merchant Services, to SagePay and of course PayPal.

Athy Rowing – Canoeing Club

Athy Rowing – Canoeing Club Winners

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Athy Rowing & Canoeing (ARC) club have been selected as winners of our recent website competition held in conjunction with What’s On Athy magazine.

A large number of applications were received from all sectors of the community but ARC was unanimously picked by our judging panel.

What’s On Athy caught up with Chairman of ARC, Clifford Reid, upon receiving the news.

“We are extremely delighted that our application was selected. The website will open up a whole new avenue for us in terms of promoting not only our club but also advocating the use of Athy’s unique waterways system.

We established the club back in June and since then membership has exploded.
The website will further help us to develop and grow our organisation.

We now have over 60 members participating in the many various disciplines of Rowing or Canoeing and the Club continues to grow rapidly.

The Website will aid us greatly in attracting new members and help highlight what Athy has to offer in terms of outdoor pursuits and water based activities”.

Since its inception, ARC has placed a strong emphasis on safety, training and personal development. Currently, 16 members are training to receive their Level 3 Canoe Skills qualification with the assistance of Outdoor Tourism and Go With The Flow River Adventures.

“I’d like to thank Patricia Berry and the team in Outdoor Tourism for their help over the past few months.

Our club is not just about getting people on the water and having fun.

It is also involves providing people with technical skills, physical training and personal development.

Patricia and the team have recognised this and have been extremely helpful in assisting us”.

“By next summer we hope to have several of our members gaining a recognised Canoeing Instructor qualification from Canoeing Ireland.

This will not only be highly beneficial to our club but be of great benefit to them in their personal lives.

It will open up employment opportunities for them with the many Outdoor Adventure companies and centres spread throughout the country”.

Mr Reid continued to explain that the club also currently has members pursuing qualifications as Lifeguards and that a Kayaking skills course is commencing in December.

This will then be followed by a Sports First Aid course expected in the new year.

If you are interested in joining Athy Rowing & Canoeing, the club trains 3 times a week.

This consists of Saturday morning on the River at the Boat Slip form 10 am and two week-night sessions in the Gym and Pool.

“The Club is currently open to over 18’s only but it is hoped to extend this to under-age next summer when we have enough qualified people to facilitate it”.

Those interested in joining the can contact Cliff Reid on 087 206 1999 for more information.

Their club website is expected to be up and running within the coming weeks and we would like to wish Athy Rowing & Canoeing the very best for the future and congratulations once more from What’s On Athy.

Athy Rowing & Canoeing Club Athy County Kildare winners of the Irish Web Design ‘win a website competition’.

Visit the Athy Rowing Canoeing Club Website

The website has been constructed with Search Engine Optomisation SEO in mind.

What’s On Athy Magazine Website Relaunched

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What’s On Athy magazine website relaunched

The What’s On Athy website relaunched recently. This was in time to showcase the August issue of the magazine.

An Athy business directory is now part of the website. Businesses and organisations in the area can create a free listing.

The business directory listing can include photographs and links to a website. There are the usual usual address, telephone and email contact details.

There is room for a full description of the business. This should show up well in Google and other search engine results.

A new look and new features for a popular website.

Free Website

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A competition not to be missed.

Irish Web Design in conjunction with What’s On Magazines are offering one lucky individual, business or organisation the opportunity to have a professionally designed website created free of charge.

Click here for more information

Website Now Live!

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Delighted to say that the new website is ready to welcome visitors.

There is lots more to add over the coming weeks, so do visit often!

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