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How to React When Your Data is Corrupted?

Have you ever seen a corrupted digital picture or were unable to open a file inside of an application due to data corruption? You are not alone. Data corruption is far more common than one might think. Since the beginning of the computer era, users have dealt with data corruption. Data corruption, in simple words, means that the data inside of a file has been altered from its original state. …Read More

How Kroll Ontrack Recovered the Data Stored on Space Shuttle Columbia’s Hard Drives

February 1th, 2003, after 17 days in space, Space Shuttle Columbia was set to land at the Kennedy Space Center at 9:16 am and complete the STS-107 mission. It was approximately 9:00 am when the disaster occurred. CNN live broadcasted the shuttle disintegrating above the state of Texas. The cause of the crash was due to a piece of thermal insulation foam that came off the shuttle just 80 seconds …Read More

Choosing an IT Asset Disposal Provider

The European Union (EU) has introduced the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) set to be enforced on May 25, 2018.  This regulation replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC.  How will GDPR directly impact the United States?  In the past, U.S.-based regulations were a primary driver of compliance requirements.  This is changing with the introduction of the GDPR.  The GDPR requires organizations to understand what information they have, who has access …Read More

Double Murder

Among the most amazing cases of data recovery that Kroll Ontrack has seen is about a double murder investigation. A woman had been found dead at her home next to another dead body that she apparently had not known. Suspicion was first raised against her husband, who was also in the house at the time of the incident, but he had no recollection of what could have happened, so the …Read More

The Ryzen of AMD

With the much anticipated release of AMD’s highly disruptive Ryzen chips, it appears as if the underdog is giving Intel’s Core i5 and i7 a run for its money.  With eight core central processing units (CPUs), AMD promises high-quality and top-performing products with strikingly cheaper prices than its competitor, Intel. AMD Ryzen vs. Intel Chipsets and Core CPUs Taking a closer look at Ryzen 5 1600X chips, AMD is showcasing …Read More

Fog Computing: Living on the Edge

We live in a connected world where we can control devices such as door locks, thermostats, sprinkler systems, cameras, and lights – all from our mobile devices and thanks to the power of the cloud. We’ve discussed the cloud in detail before, but simply put, it allows us to access and store data over the Internet instead of using local storage and computing.  For many things the cloud is ideal.  …Read More

Looking for the Lost Smartphone

Who has forgotten their smartphone somewhere and been a victim of theft? Unfortunately, these situations can happen. Forgetfulness or theft can deprive us of our beloved phone: not only can it be financially damaging, but also a personal impact due to the loss of our data, like contacts, videos and photos. However, thanks to geolocation technology, there may still be hope of finding it again! How mobile geolocation works There …Read More

Saving Data with Light

The world’s first fully light-based storage chip that can store data permanently was developed by materials scientists at the University of Oxford in collaboration with scientists in Exeter, as well as Karlsruhe and Münster in Germany. The chip built with materials used in rewritable CDs and DVDs could dramatically improve the data transfer speed in modern computers. Today’s computers are slowed down by the relatively slow data transfer between the …Read More

WannaCry Ransomware Hits Computers Massively – What Now?

As many experts have long warned, last Friday it became a reality: Over 220,000 computers were infected by a new strain of Ransomware. The infection affected several British hospitals, Renault-a French car maker, and the German state-owned railroad operator- Deutsche Bahn.  Although a kill switch for the Ransomeware has stopped the spread of this version of ransomware, the fix is only temporary. The WannaCry Ransomware virus, once activated, encrypts files, …Read More

Kroll Ontrack Helps to Eliminate Funding for Ransomware Criminals

Kroll Ontrack helps to eliminate funding for Ransomware criminals.  Kroll Ontrack has developed a set of solutions to restore corporate data fast and eliminate payments in the event of a Ransomware attack. Ransomware is a lucrative crime Payments to Ransomware criminals are expected to reach over one billion dollars in 2017. New attacks are being reported daily and they are not expected to decline anytime in the near future. Anyone …Read More