Ransomware is a scary topic and is sadly on the rise. According to an international study by anti-malware software company Malwarebytes, nearly 40% of businesses experienced a ransomware attack over the last year. Of these victims, over a third lost revenue and 20% had to stop business completely.
You may ask what exactly is Ransomware?
Ransomware is malware that infects your computer, your network or your data. This is an aggressive assault that usually occurs via email, often in the form of an illegitimate receipt, but hackers are evolving every day and so should protection against such an attack. Hackers use ransomware to force people to pay for the safe return of their business data.
What can be done to prevent an attack?
The safest and most efficient way to protect your business information from being held ransom is to ensure that you have an effective and strong disaster recovery plan. Continual backups are essential to ensure that the least amount of data is lost and up-to-date anti-virus, to protect your business from attack.
What to do if you have suffered an attack?
If you think you have been a victim of a ransomware attack, don’t panic and don’t pay the ransom! Companies are panicking and paying the ransom which is only going to encourage hackers to continue attacking businesses like yourself. The first thing you should do is contact a professional as there is always the option to decrypt your data.
SA1 Solutions have years of experience helping customers recover encrypted data and creating a disaster recovery plan to ensure the safety of their business information. We provide a free no strings attached consultation, contact a member of our team today to find out more about the services we provide.