Craig Petronella Announces Vital Steps To Take Against Computer Thieves

Two-time IT author and professional in the field of cyber security, Craig Petronella, has announced methods that he feels can be used to take action against cyber thieves. Craig Petronella has 23 years of experience in this field and computer security. Some of his tips for consumers include advising against credit card use over the holiday shopping season, suggesting that …

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Cybersecurity proves to be a necessity for owner of Durham’s Cocoa Cinnamon

“That is how I found out the bots were constantly trying to sign in,” he said. “I get four notifications a day saying somebody tried to sign in to your website.” That situation is actually quite common, said Craig Petronella, president of Petronella Technology Group in Raleigh. There are black market programs that search for open ports or doors in …

Shoppers Urged to Use Caution with Credit Card Purchases

With Black Friday approaching, shoppers are urged to be cautious about credit card purchases after several data breaches in the past year. It started at Target last year where a security breach was believed to have involved 40 million credit card and debit card accounts. Other large retail stores like Home Depot have also been affected. Time Warner Cable News …

Small businesses must follow the law, report cybersecurity breaches

For the cybersecurity story, I reached out to multiple sources to connect with businesses that might have experienced a breach. Everyone (except franchisees that are associated with national breaches) declined to talk because they didn’t want to be associated with such a story. When I looked at the 12-page list of businesses that have reported data breaches this year in …

More Retailers Keeping Tabs on Credit Card Security

In light of recent credit card security breaches, retailers are keeping tabs on credit card security. Target was hit with a credit card security breach earlier this year and Home Depot is investigating a possible breach. Craig Petronella, president of Petronella Computer Consultants, said hackers are getting better at infiltrating systems. “They’re really exploiting the fact that a lot of …

Experts advise staying smart with personal info on the Internet

Cybercrime has reached an all-time high, affecting business, the government and everyday people. And security experts say it’s going to take a concerted effort to get ahead of cyber criminals. Craig Petronella, with Raleigh-based Petronella Technology Group, is an Internet security consultant and author of several books on cyber issues. He says there are thousands of vulnerabilities out there. “I’m …

Malware threatens small businesses’ data, livelihood

Craig Petronella, president of Petronella Technology Group, has seen three small businesses hit with the CryptoLocker since October, and each company has spent about $300 to save their data. Petronella learned about CryptoLocker after Jerry Hall, who owns Total Systems Heating & Cooling in Spring Lake with his wife, Brenda, shared his concerns about a pop-up on his computer. Petronella …