A white hacker recently developed a working ransomcloud strain that encrypts cloud email accounts like Office 365 in real-time. A scary thought when so many organizations trust the cloud and software manufacturers like Microsoft to keep their information secure.
I just found a very interesting blog post by Jerome Wendt, President & Lead Analyst of DCIG, Inc., an independent storage analyst and consulting firm. He started out with “The prevailing wisdom is that if you back up your data you can recover from a ransomware attack. While this premise generally holds true, simply backing … Continued
In a report conducted by Osterman Research and sponsored by Malwarebytes, more than 1,000 small and medium-sized businesses were surveyed in June 2017 about ransomware and other critical security issues. What we discovered was surprising—ransomware authors aren’t only targeting enterprise businesses for big payouts. They’ve got their greedy gaze on businesses of all sizes. In … Continued
When your business is hit by crypto-malware, you become keenly aware of just how little preparation and planning you have done to prevent your data from being compromised. SonicWALL reported Ransomware Attacks on businesses of all sizes reached $638 million in 2016, a considerable uptick from the $3.8 million reported in 2015. The exponential growth … Continued
Nearly every business believes the unfortunate data breaches and attacks only happen to others; that the overall risk of an attack on your business is low. Why would anyone care to target me? The truth is that hackers would love nothing more than to gain access to your sensitive company data. It’s why we decided … Continued
The topic of Ransomware is a steadily increasing mainstream topic affecting both small and large businesses alike. We’ve discussed some of these common types of intrusions before, this type of malware encrypts your data and holds it for ransom to receive the key, it requires a fast acting user in order to minimize the amount … Continued
In the last few months there has been a lot of national attention on data breaches and infrastructure hacks that are affecting millions of people around the country. In addition to those hacks and breaches, another type of virus/data collection malware – Ransomware – has been making its rounds on the Internet, and it’s posing … Continued