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Cyber Security from Virtco

Cyber Security

Our mission is to help make the Internet a safer place. So my aim here is to help you better protect the systems in your business or organisation. By that I mean both the technology systems and the human systems. These articles on various aspects of cyber security are here to help you learn more about the threats to you and your business. I hope you find them useful in preventing you from becoming a victim to any cyber threat.

Virtco Threat Report - Phishing

Phishing. What is it, and how do I avoid becoming a victim?

Phishing. What is it, and how do I avoid becoming a victim? Phishing is a form of social engineering that ...
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Virtco Threat Report - Ransomware

Ransomware. What is it, and how do I avoid becoming a victim?

Ransomware. What is it, and how do I avoid becoming a victim? If you are worried about ransomware, you should ...
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Virtco Threat Report

Threat Report Introduction and Glossary

Welcome Issue 001 - 14-Feb-2020 Welcome to Issue 001 of Threat Report. It is our aim to use the Threat ...
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my website is doing weird stuff... could it have been hacked?

How can I tell if my website has been hacked?

How can I tell if my website has been hacked? For most people, the first time they know their site ...
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WordPress Site Security

Protect your site with our WordPress Site Care packages.

Do you need help with securing and maintaining a WordPress based website? If so, we have a great range of WordPress Site Care service offerings to do that for you. Our WordPress Site Care service is designed to keep your WordPress based site secure and running. We update, patch and secure it to make sure your website is protected. All our plans include comprehensive and regular patching of the WordPress Core, Plugins and Themes. We also back-up your site daily, and keep the back-ups for at least thirty days.
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virtco ...we're here for you

Has your WordPress website has been hacked? Then you may need help with cleaning it up and getting it back online. If your answer is yes, please take a look at our WordPress Site Cleanup service. 23 years ago, a server that we had just commissioned was hacked. Ever since I’ve been honing my cyber-security skills so I can better serve my customers. The hackers got in through a backdoor, left open by an anti-virus product we’d just installed. Fortunately, the hackers didn’t get anything useful. Since there was no customer data on that server. But they did attempt to delete every file on the server. Since then, I’ve been on a mission to create the most secure and reliable hosting service I possibly can, and we’ve never been successfully hacked since.
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