This type of malware will encrypt your files and then demand that you pay them back to get access again - this can be especially bad when it comes time to try restoring critical data from these encrypted volumes!
Ransomware attacks are not a new phenomenon at all within the digital world, however, the one blessing is, that we now have modern technologies in place to protect ourselves. Ransomware technology companies are continuously developing software to continue to reduce the risks of falling victim to an attack. However, the other side of this story is that, as we continue to learn, grow, and adapt technologies, so do the cyber attackers. Therefore, it is not only key to have the most up to date systems in place, but also to recognise the other signs of a ransomware attack.
Some key stats on Ransomware attacks:
So, what can we learn from this...?
If you find your business is falling short of any of these recommendations, then you will want to investigate securing your systems as soon as possible! For any company data is its lifeline and needs to be protected at all costs. Silver Lining provides the highest, most secure standard of Pentesting, firewalls, and secure data solutions, using tier 3+ data centres, so we understand the importance of protecting your business, and the best way to achieve it.
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