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How to Recover Lost or Deleted Files?

How to Recover Lost or Deleted Files?

January 29, 2019Mohit Kumar
Have you ever lost your important files, like memories or official documents, accidentally or maliciously? Adding more... when you even do not have any backup for the same. Unfortunate, right? We've all been there. Just last week I formatted my computer and later found that I didn't have any backup for some recently saved important files. It was an absolute nightmare. We have frequently been asked, "All my files have been encrypted or deleted by malware, what should I do now? Is there any way I can recover them without paying a ransom?" Well, whether you lose your files due to a cyber-attack, ransomware, wiper malware, or even accidentally, fortunately, some data recovery software better your chances of recovering your deleted or lost files. There are many data recovery software available in the market that allows you to recover most of your accidentally deleted files as well as data from damaged or formatted hard drives. However, when we talk about an ea
New Shamoon Malware Variant Targets Italian Oil and Gas Company

New Shamoon Malware Variant Targets Italian Oil and Gas Company

December 14, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Shamoon is back… one of the most destructive malware families that caused damage to Saudi Arabia's largest oil producer in 2012 and this time it has targeted energy sector organizations primarily operating in the Middle East. Earlier this week, Italian oil drilling company Saipem was attacked and sensitive files on about 10 percent of its servers were destroyed, mainly in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, but also in India and Scotland. Saipem admitted Wednesday that the computer virus used in the latest cyber attack against its servers is a variant Shamoon—a disk wiping malware that was used in the most damaging cyber attacks in history against Saudi Aramco and RasGas Co Ltd and destroyed data on more than 30,000 systems. The cyber attack against Saudi Aramco, who is the biggest customer of Saipem, was attributed to Iran, but it is unclear who is behind the latest cyber attacks against Saipem. Meanwhile, Chronicle, Google'
Attackers Can Use Sonic and Ultrasonic Signals to Crash Hard Drives

Attackers Can Use Sonic and Ultrasonic Signals to Crash Hard Drives

May 31, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Researchers have demonstrated how sonic and ultrasonic signals (inaudible to human) can be used to cause physical damage to hard drives just by playing ultrasonic sounds through a target computer's own built-in speaker or by exploiting a speaker near the targeted device. Similar research was conducted last year by a group of researchers from Princeton and Purdue University, who demonstrated a denial-of-service (DoS) attack against HDDs by exploiting a physical phenomenon called acoustic resonance. Since HDDs are exposed to external vibrations, researchers showed how specially crafted acoustic signals could cause significant vibrations in HDDs internal components, which eventually leads to the failure in systems that relies on the HDD. To prevent a head crash from acoustic resonance, modern HDDs use shock sensor-driven feedforward controllers that detect such movement and improve the head positioning accuracy while reading and writing the data. However, according to a ne
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