Ransomware exploded onto the cybersecurity scene in a big way in 2016, creating a gold rush for cybercriminals. According to recent research, ransomware is now targeting more businesses than consumers and generating huge paydays for the perpetrators.
Here are five sobering statistics to keep in mind:
These are four common ransomware variants to be aware of:
Unplugging machines may be enough to stop the spread to other segments of your network, but you will still need to decide whether you must pay the ransom or not. Backing up your system on a regular basis gives you more options, as you can choose to restore the system to the most recent full backup instead of paying the ransom.
Ransomware may be one of the biggest threats to the IT landscape right now, but there are ways you can prevent it from being a problem for your organization:
If you want to ensure that your network is protected against ransomware, DiscoverTec can help. Our IT department can help you set up security measures, educate staff on what to look for, and perform regular backups of your important data. Contact us today if you think you have experienced a systems breach or want to take steps to mitigate the possibility of data loss from ransomware. You can also download our What Is Ransomware Infographic for fast and easy access to the information from this article.
Published on: September 21, 2022 by Jason Killingworth, Director of Hosting Technologies