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  • 27,800$ for 9TB data, another lesson learned: better back up before annoy your programmer!

    On January 6th, a 9TB data deletion case happened in the domestic real estate market in 2018 finally closed its file two years and a half later, by sentencing the defendant, Han Bing, an ex-database administrator of HomeLink Real Estate 7 years in prison.


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  • No slacking in data protection in 2021, see how Vinchin responses to ransomware attack

    Since January 12th, many Windows users in China have found their files in computers are all formatted except those in disc C. Folders being hidden with only an incaseformat.txt file left, shows a very typical feature of the worm virus incaseformat that had broken out on the entire network as early as 2009.


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  • Never get drunk while working? Unless you got BACKUP…

    On October 17th, DBA of online scoreboard KeepTheScore announced through their official blog that after drinking couple glasses of red wine, he had accidently deleted their production database, causing the loss of over 300.00 scoreboards and associated data.


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  • Vinchin × Nanjing Smart Expo| Data protection under changing circumstances

    The Nanjing Smart Expo was successfully concluded on December 20. As an excellent Chinese data backup vendor, Vinchin was also invited to attend the exhibition with the product Vinchin Backup & Recovery, the best solution for cloud data center backup and disaster recovery.


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  • Vinchin CEO Dr. Hu Speech | Trends of the Data Backup Technology in Hybrid Cloud

    On November 27, organized by Informa Markets, the world’s largest exhibition organization, jointly undertaken by Informa Markets China (Chengdu) Co., Ltd., and Sichuan Tianfu International Conference & Exhibition Co., Ltd., as the information security conference based in Chengdu and connecting the world, 2020 INSEC WORLD · Chengdu came to a successful end at the Western China International Expo City. The four-day conference encompassed two-day advanced training, two-day keynotes, six tracks, and technology exhibitions, attracted more than 2,000 attendees, 700,000 online global audiences, more than 40 Exhibitors, nearly 100 media coverage.


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  • Dying in cradle, CentOS 8 project is about to end in 2021

    On December 8, the CentOS Project announced a breaking news that they will stop CentOS 8 maintenance by the end of 2021, while CentOS 7 will remain its maintenance support until June 30, 2024. Which, in other words, means that the free version of "Red Hat Enterprise Linux" (RHEL) is about to end. CentOS 8 is dying in cradle after one year of birth. Sad…


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  • Vinchin × Oracle | Learn How to Simplify Data Protection with Vinchin Backup & Recovery and Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager

    On Dec.16, 2020, Vinchin, as one of Oracle's partners and an independent backup software vendor for Oracle Linux KVM and Oracle Linux Virtualization Manager, we are pleased to have a joint webinar with Oracle, and discover more about technical issuers together with you.


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  • Vinchin Advice and Solution on Anti-Ransomware

    Vinchin Advice on Anti-ransomware Measures 1.The password should be a mixture of upper- and lower-case letters, numbers and special symbols, and the password should be long enough. At the same time, a security policy should be added to limit the number of login failures and the password should be changed regularly.


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  • Review of Ransomware incidents in 2019

    What is Ransomware Ransomware is a new type of computer virus, spreads mainly in the form of emails, program Trojan horses, and webpage hanging horses. The virus is bad in nature and extremely harmful. Once infected, it will cause immeasurable losses to users.


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  • A real story, see how Vinchin response to ransomware

    On December 7, 2020, Vinchin received a phone call from O Group (A well-known cosmetics company in China) that they couldn't use their WeChat system. After logging into the system backend, they found their WeChat system was invaded by ransomware, and nearly all files including stored data and executable programs were encrypted, which led to the crash of the WeChat system and its normal operation could not be performed. As we know, after a ransomware attack, encrypted data can only be recovered by paying a huge ransom for the key.


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