Series A accumulates € 2.5 billion in debts and trembles with COVID-19

first_imgSalaries increased almost 300 million (from 1482 to 1756): Series A continues to spend borrowing and obviously that is not “the best condition to face a health and economic emergency.” Those that could hold up better in the storm are the clubs that closed their balance sheets to benefit, but they are only five out of 20: Naples (+29.2 million), Atalanta (+24), Sampdoria (+12.1), Sassuolo (+8.1) and Udinese (+1.2).The azzurri de Laurentiis are also in the select group of teams without bank debt, with Cagliari and Torino. Juventus and Inter were experiencing years of expansion, they will suffer a stoppage, but they will be able to count on their solid owners: the Exor of the Agnelli (which has already intervened with a 300 million capital increase) and Suning, which has reopened its stores in China. Milan, which accumulated 528 million losses in five years, will have it more complicated and there are doubts about the decisions of the Elliott fund for the future. And Roma, for their part, have already been seriously affected: the sale of the club to Dan Friedkin has been frozen. One of the inheritances of the COVID-19 emergency will be a harsh economic crisis that will also affect the world of soccer, which is already looking for measures to reduce losses (and plans to cut the salaries of its players as soon as possible). ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’ dedicated today an extensive report to the state of the accounts of the Serie A teams, speaking of a situation that gives “chills” and that preluded a “dire scenario” if the emergency will lead to cancel the leagues this season.Series A expenses have risen from 500 million, from 3,000 to 3,500 million euros, compared to a sales volume of 2,722 million. The debts also continue to grow: now they are close to 2,500 million and the risk of “implosion” is enormous. The Calcio clubs were engulfed by the increase in profits from television rights (1.44 billion) and commercial income (650 million): a ‘treasure’ that, however, the teams used to reinforce their squads and not for virtuous investments ( infrastructures, quarries …).last_img read more

Detect Outlook Ransomware emails with RansomSaver

first_imgDetect Outlook Ransomware emails with RansomSaver by Martin Brinkmann on October 03, 2017 in Email – Last Update: May 22, 2018 – 1 commentRansomSaver is an add-in for Microsoft’s Outlook messaging software that detects and protects against ransomware emails.Email is one of the main attack vectors of ransomware attacks. While there are other means of distribution, email is still a lucrative option considering that attackers may send emails to millions of users in a short period of time.It does not help either that a lot of computer users are still undiscerning when it comes to email security. If all users would be very careful in regards to links and file attachments, the overall situation would be much brighter in regards to computer security, hacked accounts and botnets.RansomSaverRansomSaver is an add-in for Microsoft Outlook. The add-on is compatible with all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Outlook starting with Outlook 2007 and including Outlook 2016 and Outlook for Office 365. It runs on all systems newer than Windows XP.The application is installed as an Outlook add-in which means that it is integrated into Outlook automatically when you install it. It works out of the box, and comes with a handful of options on top of that.The program’s main function is a scan for ransomware. It checks emails that you select for ransomware attachments, and may delete the entire message or only the attachment.The add-in moves the emails to a special folder called RansomSaver that it creates as a child folder of deleted items in Outlook.It is unclear from the description on the developer website how the add-in determines whether an attachment is potentially malicious or not. The FAQ lists extensions that RansomSaver considers suspicious.The options that the program supports are simple: you may enable or disable the removing of attachments and/or emails, disable the scan functionality until the next Outlook start, and disable the scanning of the deleted items folder of Outlook.Options are accessible from the add-in’s toolbar. There you find options to scan existing folders for ransomware attachments and a link to the incident log as well.Here is a short video that highlights the add-in’s functionality:Closing WordsRansomSaver serves two main purposes: to detect potential threats when users open emails, and to scan all existing emails for threats. Experienced users won’t have much use for it, at least not when it comes to their own systems, but it may protect inexperienced users from executing file attachments on their devices.Summary12345 Author Rating4 based on 5 votes Software Name RansomSaverOperating System WindowsSoftware Category EmailLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more