Tuesday, 13 March 2018 14:48

RANSOMWARE PART I

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

 

The daily reports of cybercrime are important reminders about the need to protect your business from malicious behavior that could threaten the success of your business. There are so many different things that can attack your computer, steal your data, and wreck your day. One of the most troublesome has been the development of ransomware. (FYI. Ransomware isn’t actually all that new– some version has been around for decades)  Ransomware is a type of computer virus that takes your data hostage and like any kidnapping scheme, demands money for the release of your data.
Why is ransomware so nasty? Because it steals the most important thing your business possesses. Data. Worse, once infected there isn’t generally a way out. No one can “disinfect” your machine. You aren’t going to be able to call in IT support to solve the problem. Basically, you have three options.
  1. Pay the ransom. This payment is usually via credit card or bitcoin (a digital currency). Some ransomware viruses even provide help lines if you’re having trouble. Of course there are no guarantees your will get access to your data–these are thieves you’re dealing with.
  2. Don’t pay and lose your data – This has its obvious downsides, unless…
  3. You have a safe, clean backup. In that case, you are stuck with the nuisance of restoring your data with the backup, but you aren’t out any money. However, this comes with a caveat: your backups have to be clean. The problem with ransomware viruses is that just making backups may not be sufficient to protect your data, as the backups can be infected also. In the next blog, we will address your need to add an additional layer of protection to handle ransomware attacks.
Read 108337 times
Jordon Darling - CISSP

Jordon is the President/CEO of  HITECH. He is a business minded security professional who has a passion for people and small business.  Some of his certifications include: CISSP, CSSA, MCPS, MCNPS, MS, SA

60914 comments

  • Comment Link Juventus sepakbola Italia Tuesday, 20 October 2020 22:07 posted by Juventus sepakbola Italia

    Howdy! This is kind of off topic but I need some help from an established blog.
    Is it tough to set up your own blog? I'm not very techincal
    but I can figure things out pretty fast. I'm thinking about setting up my own but I'm not sure where to start.
    Do you have any points or suggestions? Appreciate it

  • Comment Link comment-348789 Tuesday, 20 October 2020 21:41 posted by comment-348789

    Greate article. Keep posting such kind of info on your site.
    Im really impressed by your site.
    Hello there, You've done a great job. I'll definitely digg it and individually suggest to my friends.
    I'm confident they'll be benefited from this web site.

  • Comment Link Denisidoxy Tuesday, 20 October 2020 21:38 posted by Denisidoxy

    discount viagra cialis levitra
    https://hykmnsag.com/
    viagra sale manila
    hykmnsag.com
    viagra cheap fast

  • Comment Link ash0les Tuesday, 20 October 2020 18:16 posted by ash0les

    I absolutely love your website.. Pleasant colors & theme.
    Did you build this amazing site yourself? Please reply back as I'm
    wanting to create my own site and would love to learn where
    you got this from or exactly what the theme is named. Cheers!

  • Comment Link Adultfriendfincer Tuesday, 20 October 2020 18:08 posted by Adultfriendfincer

    I like the valuable info you provide in your articles.
    I will bookmark your blog and check again here frequently.
    I'm quite sure I'll learn lots of new stuff right here!
    Best of luck for the next!

  • Comment Link 창원안마 Tuesday, 20 October 2020 17:31 posted by 창원안마

    창원안마
    Do you have a spam issue on this site; I also am a blogger, and I was wondering your situation; we have developed some
    nice practices and we are looking to trade solutions with other folks, why not
    shoot me an email if interested.강남출장마사지 , https://sejongswedish.site.

  • Comment Link Howard Paytes Tuesday, 20 October 2020 17:27 posted by Howard Paytes

    Con el tema de no tener frío en la parte del refrigerador, calculo que puede ser sensor, lo que no se es cuanto me tiene que medir en ohm. Tengo un combi FAGOR no-frost que en verano se dispara la alarma acústica a la más mínima. En segundo lugar, distinguir tu generosidad y gran persona que debes ser, ya que tomarte tanto tiempo para dedicar a ayudar a otros, habla por si solo. Hola, comparto con ustedes las experiencias que tenemos de ser sufridos pero contentos usuarios de una heladera NF General Electric TBG 1 ZBC desde el año 1995.

  • Comment Link Karrie Gudenkauf Tuesday, 20 October 2020 17:23 posted by Karrie Gudenkauf

    La piezas se colocan contadas, en la caja final, listo para enviar a cliente. Mecanizado de piezas en bronce, cobre y latón de todos los tipos para la realización de diversos tipos de artículos como son la casquillería de todo tipo, racores, espárragos, etc.

  • Comment Link rgbayhancy Tuesday, 20 October 2020 16:39 posted by rgbayhancy

    viagra or cialis http://mencialed.com/ http://mencialed.com/ buy cialis online safely

  • Comment Link Patricia Rabeneck Tuesday, 20 October 2020 16:37 posted by Patricia Rabeneck

    Después de todo esto y de leer lo malo que es el servicio de postventa acá, compraré un Dell y nunca más compraré productos Sony. El problema no es solo con los Vaio es un problema de Sony, un servicio tecnico penoso, y una atencion al cliente, que es exactamente todo lo contrario, una desatencion. Se revoluciona mucho a la mínima que haces algo y se satura a menudo sobretodo en internet utilizando google maps facebook. Además el problema del calentamiento y del ruido que salió desde el primer dia fue motivo que al cabo de una semana lo trajera otra vez en la tienda para cambiarlo uno de nuevo cómo tienen obligación.

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.