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Locky ransomware is back. 

New Locky Ransomware Variant

Locky ransomware is back. This time it’s a new more malicious variant of the original malware.  It is spread by spam email that comes with a .zip attachment, containing a .js or .vsb file inside. Beware of any and all files you receive with attachments.  If you get infected with this version of Locky, your data will get encrypted and …

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Petya Ransomware Alert

Just over a month since the huge WannaCry ransomware outbreak, a new variant called “Petya” has infected thousands of computers in the last 24 hours. These infections began in Ukraine, France, UK, and Denmark but are now spreading globally including the US.  The initial infections have been observed occurring in two ways – through email phishing, tricking users into downloading …

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[Urgent Alert] WannaCry Ransomware

You may have seen the news this weekend. Criminal hackers have released a new strain of ransomware that spreads itself automatically across all workstations in a network, causing a global epidemic. This is the largest ransomware outbreak in history. 

If you or a co-worker are not paying attention and accidentally open one of these phishing email attachments, you might infect …

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Celebrating 12 Years in Business

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October marks Appalachia Technologies’ 12th year in business!

In 2004, Appalachia Technologies was formed with one goal in mind: to meet and exceed the operational demands of businesses through technology. Back then, Appalachia was a network-centric business with four employees. Through solid work and smart partnering, we have grown to become a leading IT service provider for enterprise clients across …

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Appalachia Employees obtain new IT Certifications

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At Appalachia Technologies, we know that our success is a direct reflection of our employees.

Which is why we are so pleased to recognize the below employees for recently passing the certification exams as follows:

  • Derek Dowhower completed the requirements to achieve Check Point Certified Security Administrator (CCSA)
  • Nick Gallo completed the requirements to achieve CompTIA Network+ and Security+
  • Josh
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