This Petya ransomware will kill the Master Boot Record making your hard disk useless. If this fails, it will then run a file-encypting program Petya is an unusual ransomware threat that first popped up on security researchers’ radar in March. Instead of encrypting a user’s files directly, it encrypts the master file table (MFT) used Read More


If you cannot remember a complex password or more than one password, ask Sterling IT how we can assist you with a password manager that is secure. Internet users continue to put their security at risk by using generic passwords such as “123456” and “password”, despite widespread advice to create more unique and secure codes. Both Read More


Scammers are reportedly claiming to be corporate CEOs in email scams designed to steal up to hundreds of thousands of dollars from targeted companies. Sterling IT has had one of its clients be hit with this twice and we believe they phished the email addresses from their website. The staff also had their titles with Read More


The internet has become an indispensable tool for everyday life, both personal and business. Its global use and familiarity has also opened the doors for cyber-criminals to take every opportunity to exploit vulnerable people through disturbing online attacks. Online scams and malware are also becoming increasingly sophisticated, and while IT professionals are aware of what Read More


  Our external website got attacked yesterday (and not proud of it). We are very security conscious and hold NO data (customer or own) on our site excluding our blogs. Even with strong admin passwords, we thought we were safe. The only way we were safe is we make monthly off server backups. We tried Read More


Fake Emails re ISIS threat You are advised to be cautious about opening any emails you receive that refer to any ISIS threat. New emails referring to ISIS terrorism activities carry a malicious attachment that can be used to infect your computer. ACMA (“The Australian Communications and Media Authority”) is receiving a surge in reports Read More


ISIS apparently defaces US Govt Twitter Account The US Central Command Twitter account was hacked or at least defaced today apparently by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), posting tweets that threaten families of U.S. soldiers and claiming to have hacked into military PCs. “We won’t stop!” one tweet read, “We know everything about Read More


Sterling IT and its partner (DOSG) has finalised moves successfully to Next DC without any data loss or interruption during business hours. Want to see the Next DC premises?    Visit our HOME PAGE and watch the video. If you would like a demonstration on how we are saving our clients thousands on infrastructure, contact us Read More