DriveSavers Data Recovery Blog

CryptoLocker Virus Thwarted

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

If you have been hit by the CryptoLocker virus, now there’s hope you can retrieve your files. Researchers have turned the tables on suspected cyber criminals from Russia who used the CryptoLocker virus to extort millions from unwitting computer users all over the world. FireEye and Fox-IT, two technology firms, developed a recovery program to […]

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Is Your Data Safe at a Data Recovery Company?

Friday, August 01st, 2014

With any data recovery company, you should never assume anything, especially when it comes to security. DriveSavers guarantees the confidentiality and security of customer data. No exceptions. Every year the company undergoes a SOC 2 Type II audit that reviews the myriad of security and privacy protocols DriveSavers has in place to protect customer data. “The […]

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Legally Speaking of Cell Phones

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The abundance of personal and private information contained in cell phones has compelled the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that police will need a search warrant to legally examine the contents of a cell phone, subsequent to an arrest (Riley v. California). “These cases require us to decide how the ‘search incident to arrest doctrine’ […]

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SanDisk & Fusion-io Target the SSD Data Center Storage Market

Friday, June 27th, 2014

When SanDisk bought Fusion-io for $1.1 billion earlier this month, it acquired more than a solid-state storage company. It gained access to Fusion-io’s big data center customers, like Apple and Facebook. The data center landscape is changing, with solid-state storage taking a leading role. The stakes are huge as providers of big storage use more […]

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Recovering Memories of Fallen Heroes

Friday, June 20th, 2014

The loss of business data can easily be measured in economic terms. On the other hand, personal data, such as photos of family, friends and important events, isn’t monetary and its worth can’t be determined in the same way. Often, personal data is thought to be more valuable than any amount of money. Two recent […]

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SSD Landscape Shifts with Seagate’s SandForce Acquisition

Friday, June 06th, 2014

Change is in the wind and it’s shaking up the solid-state drive industry. Seagate paid $450 million last week to acquire parts of LSI from Avago. The two jewels Seagate picked up in the deal are the LSI Flash Components Division (which includes the important Sand Force controller technology) and the LSI Accelerated Solutions Division […]

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Star Trek: The Lost Files

Friday, May 30th, 2014

The plot resembles science fiction, but it’s rooted in fact. Fans of the Star Trek television series will recognize the key player, Gene Roddenberry, as the man who masterminded the popular show and its cast of memorable characters: Captain Kirk, Science Officer Spock, Dr. McCoy and the rest of the crew of the Starship Enterprise. […]

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On the Road With DriveSavers

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

DriveSavers is active on the conference and meeting circuit all year round and we may be coming to your area soon. Here’s a rundown on where DriveSavers will be presenting over the next few months: May 19–22: CEIC (Booth #305 + Presentation by CTO Chris Bross) The Computer and Enterprise Investigation Conference is the largest event […]

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Rough Weather Threatens Data, DriveSavers Responds

Wednesday, May 07th, 2014

When severe weather threatens your home, school or business this spring, don’t be caught unprepared. As temperatures rise and rain clouds gather, the resulting storms, floods and other damaging impacts of bad weather pose a very real threat to any unprotected data storage device. If your data has been compromised by severe weather, you may […]

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Spintronics Expert Wins Millenium Prize

Thursday, May 01st, 2014

A  scientist, whose discoveries helped shape the storage technology field, is the winner of the 2014 Millennium Technology Prize worth more than $1 million. Dr. Stuart Parkin was recognized last week by  Technology Academy Finland for developing the spin-valve read head, an essential component in the development of  larger capacity hard drives over the last […]

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