The Motives Behind Ransomware: Financial Gain or Just Destruction?

What are the real motives behind ransomware attacks? Most experts believe most ransomware attacks can be traced back to money, but some experts are now saying that might not always be the case. NotPetya, an attack that targeted the Ukraine this past June, was built for speed, as it spread [...]

ASK and AOS Announce Managed Services Partnership

ASK and AOS Form Partnership for Managed IT Services and Managed Print Solutions, Offering Businesses a Comprehensive Technology Solution. Lansing, Michigan – 09/13/2017 – Mike Maddox, president and CEO of Application Specialist Kompany (ASK), announced today a formal partnership with American Office Solutions (AOS). The partnership will allow ASK’s clients [...]

By |2019-08-05T20:38:28-04:00September 13th, 2017|ASK, Business, Managed IT Services, Mike Maddox|0 Comments

Hirotec America Announces New Partnership to Gain Manufacturing Excellence

Mike and Erik discuss a recent announcement by a very forward thinking and successful Michigan based company, Hirotec America. The company recently announced their efforts to utilize lights out manufacturing to increase efficiency, reduce waste, and improve their operational excellence through a partnership with OTTO Motors. Hirotec’s new move shows [...]

By |2019-08-05T20:38:29-04:00September 8th, 2017|Bottom Line IT|0 Comments

ASK’s Mike Maddox to Present at Continuum’s Navigate 2017

Mike Maddox, President and CEO of ASK Presenting “Selling Cybersecurity” At Continuum’s Navigate 2017 conference, October 2-5 in Las Vegas Lansing, Michigan – 08/28/2017 – Mike Maddox, President and CEO at ASK, has been confirmed as a presenter at Navigate 2017, Continuum’s fourth annual user conference, taking place October 2-5 at [...]

By |2019-08-05T20:38:29-04:00September 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NotPetya Ransomware Not Designed to Make Money

NotPetya, the recent ransomware attack that infected PC’s around the world spread faster than the notorious WannaCry ransomware. Its rapid proliferation wasn't the only thing that set NotPetya apart. According to security experts, this attack is now being regarded as an effort of sabotage and disruption, not an attempt to [...]

Honda Gets Shutdown by WannaCry Ransomeware Attack

On June 19th Honda, one of the largest auto makers in the world, joined Nissan and Renault SA as car manufacturers who had factories attacked by WannaCry. Despite Honda’s efforts to protect its network systems in May in response to WannaCry’s spread,  attack created a temporary shutdown at Honda’s Sayama Plant [...]

By |2019-08-05T20:38:29-04:00August 11th, 2017|Bottom Line IT, Hack, Hacker Group, Hackers|0 Comments