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Is it Worth Reporting Ransomware to the FBI?

Reporting burglary, car theft or mugging, would be a no-brainer. But online fraud or ransomware extortion?

How to avoid ransomware

The best defense against ransomware is to outwit attackers by not being vulnerable to their threats in the first place. Learn how.

How Does Ransomware Work?

Learn how it works so you can prevent it and protect yourself and your business.


Please read: Important information on security bug fixes in our backup products.


As threat models evolve it is imperative that security practices change to meet the new dangers

Beat Ransomware: Learn how to protect your organization

What is ransomware and how does it work? How can I protect my organization? Learn this and more in this video...

How to recover your files after a ransomware attack

Preventing ransomware attacks can be difficult, but with SpiderOak, backing up your data and getting your files back is easy.

What is Ransomware?

If ransomware is a term that you've been hearing lately, but don't quite understand, here's a quick intro for you...

Your life for sale on the dark web - Part 2

The terrified couple had more bad news coming their way. No one would ever be caught or charged with this theft.

Your life for sale on the dark web - Part 1

It was terrifying to realize someone had stolen information with the specific intention of creating a complete picture of their lives...

The Biggest Data Breaches of 2017 (So Far…)

It feels like data breaches are a fact of digital life, and they seem to be getting bigger and more frequent. And while most companies...

Hipchat hacked, following Slack - only proving the need for end-to-end encryption

Slacking on encryption will always come back to bite you. That's the lesson we've seen over and over the past few years. This week's hack...

The two types of personal data

You should be very aware that letting a company profile and data mine you is absolutely undesired, and even dangerous.

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