What is Ransomware & How to Prevent It
Many have heard of it, some have had the unfortunate time to experience it.
Ransomware is malicious software that encrypts your files and requires payment to unlock your data. More than 4,000 ransomware attacks per day occurred in the first half of 2016 according to a report from the FBI. Ransomware attacks against individuals typically cost $500 in bitcoin. Ransomware attacks against businesses have ranged from $17,000 to over $150,000 reported by an Osterman research survey. Phishing email attachments have become the number one delivery mechanism for ransomware.
How to prevent it:
- Backup to multiple destinations - Offsite is best. (Get in touch)
- Have your computer regularly serviced, cleaned, restore points, backup images. (Get in touch)
- Disconnect external storage devises.
- Check/Test backups at least every 6 months.
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