Ransomware

22 Mar 2018 10:49 AMNetlogyx IT Support
Ransomware

It is a very real threat and due to the increasingly sophisticated encryption technology attackers are using it is always changing making attacks unpredictable and harder to trace.

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and a real concern for many businesses.

 

For those who are unfamiliar ransomware is a malicious software that blocks your access to your computer by encrypting your files and data.  

 

It often drops into your inbox in the form of spam an or unsolicited email attachment asking you to update your account details or information. Clicking on the link activates the “worm” to begin downloading and infecting your computer blocking you from your files and data

 

You are then asked to pay a ‘ransom” or attackers destroy your data.

For many businesses the effects of losing data would be disastrous. Small and Medium size businesses are prime targets due to their limited IT resources.

 

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