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Charleston Just Got a Big Advantage
Advantage Technology Sign

For over 15 years Charleston has had a real advantage when it came to technology. But from here on, Charleston has a big advantage that no one can miss! Located right on Kanawha Boulevard beside the South Side Bridge, Advantage Technology’s new facility now proudly displays official signage. Take a look below at the installation pictures.

The Epic Server Move of 2016
The Epic Server Move

Friday night, May 20th, the Advantage Technology data center was shut down for the big move to the new location at 950 Kanawha Blvd E. We have a lot of companies that rely on the Advantage Technology data center, so the move had to go perfectly. We scheduled downtime with our customers from 8 pm to 8 am Saturday morning, giving us a 12-hour window to get it done!

We couldn’t have picked a worse night; it was cold and pouring rain. But it had to get done.

A New Ransomware Encrypts Your Entire Hard Drive
Petya

UPDATE 4-11-2016: Petya has been cracked, but recovery is technical. If you have been infected give us a call and we'll help you recover your system.

Computer Kidnapping: Ransomware and Crypto-Viruses
Ransomware and Crypto-Viruses

As technology continues to grow and make our lives easier, ruthless hackers are evolving their methods to make our lives miserable, and to relieve our pockets of our hard earned cash.

Two new methods of computer terrorism have become very popular; ransomware and crypto-viruses. While they are similar, there are some differences you need to know.

Beware that Word document attachment - It’s A Trap!
malware infection

We’ve recently gotten reports of a spate of malware infections due to opening Word documents that claim to be reports, invoices, financial records or some other standard business correspondence. Believe it or not, what appears to be standard Microsoft Word documents can contain vicious malware.

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