Contact us today!
(469) 567-0181
facebooktwitterlinkedinA PC Geek RSS Feed

A PC Geek Blog

A PC Geek has been serving the Waxahachie area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

If You Pay a Hacker Ransom Money, You’re Still Gonna Have a Bad Time

b2ap3_thumbnail_DDos_ProtonMail_400.jpgA recent trend in cybersecurity is the omnipresent threat of ransomware and distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS). With hackers out to get you and your business, you need to stay updated on how to take the fight to these extortion masters. Unfortunately, victims who have become targets of ransomware, DDoS attacks, and other kinds of threatening hacker activity, often feel that “paying the piper” is the best way to resolve the issue. Well, we have news for you: it isn’t.

Continue reading

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Powered by ChronoForms -

Blog Archive

Free Consultation

Sign up today for a
FREE Network Consultation

How secure is your IT infrastructure?
Let us evaluate it for free!

Sign up Now!


Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Privacy Cloud Best Practices Internet Productivity Microsoft Hackers Malware Business Software Business Computing Google Windows 10 Miscellaneous Workplace Tips Efficiency Innovation Computer Backup Hosted Solutions Windows Hardware IT Services Health Mobile Devices Mobile Computing IT Support Communication User Tips VoIP Business Management Server Network Smartphone Data Quick Tips Email Holiday Virtualization Alert Save Money Remote Computing Going Green Business Continuity Operating System Mobile Device Management Social Media Upgrade Saving Money Office Apps Disaster Recovery Android Chrome Small Business Facebook WiFi Identity Theft Application Antivirus Best Practice The Internet of Things Big Data Employer-Employee Relationship Managed Service Provider Ransomware Microsoft Office Mobility Social Gmail Search Browser Current Events Government Saving Time Law Enforcement Lithium-ion battery Office Tips Information Technology Printer Spam Password Bandwidth Unified Threat Management Hacking BYOD Tablet Passwords Analytics History Network Security intranet Automation Net Neutrality Firewall iPhone Laptop Collaboration Streaming Media Education Wireless User Error Hard Drives Computers Maintenance Disaster Fraud Work/Life Balance Money Data Management Avoiding Downtime Phone System Router Apple communications Telephone Systems Encryption Gadgets Smartphones Humor Users Remote Monitoring USB Tech Support Recovery IT Consultant Fax Server Marketing Data Loss Cybercrime Risk Management Administration Personal Information Wearable Technology Private Cloud Managing Stress Content Filtering Wireless Technology Proactive IT Point of Sale PowerPoint Cost Management Managed IT Services Update Online Currency Retail BDR Budget Entertainment Wi-Fi Transportation Shortcut Business Intelligence Mobile Office Flexibility Internet Exlporer Biometrics Social Engineering Customer Service VPN Telephony IT Solutions Virtual Reality Google Drive App DDoS Office 365 Benefits Outlook Printer Server Electronic Medical Records Touchpad Branding Computing CloudSync HaaS eWaste Network Congestion Instant Messaging Safety Operating Sysytem Prodcuctivity WIndows 7 Compliance Programming Television Storage Two-factor Authentication Online Backup Battery Files Emergency Bluetooth Inbound Marketing Trending Customer Relationship Management Emails Audit Automobile Chromecast Cleaning SharePoint User Display Twitter OneNote Excel Worker Commute Administrator Save Time Reputation Teamwork Best Available OneDrive Video Games Access Presentation Bring Your Own Device Hacker Meetings Paperless Office Science Workplace Legal Hosted Solution Website RAM Keyboard End of Support Running Cable Phishing Ebay Miscelllaneous Politics Robot Networking Amazon Blogging CPU Hiring/Firing Advertising HIPAA Travel Scalability Experience Data storage Human Resources Smart Phones Regulations Near Field Communication Slow ISP PDF 3D Printing How To Uninterrupted Power Supply Music Windows 8 Text Messaging Computer Accessories Bloatware Internet of Things Books Applications Cameras IT consulting Vendor Management Artificial Intelligence Distributed Denial of Service Mouse Data Theft Black Market Sports

Top Blog

Let's look at the definition of disaster. dis·as·ter A calamitous event, especially one occurring suddenly and causing great loss of life, damage, or hardship, as a flood, airplane crash, or business failure.To A PC Geek, a disaster is anything that involves a major loss of data or major downt...