Tag Archives: Ransomware

Ransomware on Mac. Does it Exist?

One of the most annoying types of virus types nowadays, is Ransomware – malicious software that locks files or a computer until its owner pays a ransom for decryption. Windows users do a lot of things to protect their files, but how about for Macs? Should Mac users be worried about such virus types? In this article we are going to reveal the answer. Continue reading

The Value of Backup in your Ransomware Protections Strategy

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Every day since the beginning of 2017 a whopping 4000 ransomware attacks occur every day. In this whitepaper, we’ll outline what your ransomware protection strategy should look like, highlighting the value of having a solid backup and recovery plan to ensure you can get the organization back into a state of operation as quickly as possible.

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Ransomware Protection in CloudBerry Backup 5.8

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Ransomware has been a growing problem for businesses and consumers this past year. Ransomware attacks disrupt normal business continuity by encrypting important business documents (or personal files like pictures, video, and documents) and demanding a ransom to recover the data. You either recover by paying the ransom or manually restoring backups, if you have them. To help protect customer backups, we implemented ransomware protection functionality in CloudBerry Backup 5.8.

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Ransomware Is Even More Dangerous than You Think

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How does ransomware work? If you think that ransomware works in the same way as other types of cyberattacks, you may be overlooking important steps for protecting yourself against it.

Ransomware works differently from other malware threats. Traditional security tools like antivirus scanners and firewalls are of limited use against ransomware. To combat ransomware effectively, you need to understand the complex nature of different types of ransomware attacks, then create processes -- such as strategic data backups -- to protect yourself against ransomware. Tools alone won’t keep you safe.

This article helps you defend yourself against ransomware by assessing the current state of ransomware threats and discussing the latest developments in ransomware design. Continue reading

4 Ways to Protect Against Ransomware with Backups

4 ways to protect against ransomware with backups

In our last article, we described the recent situation with many organizations were hit by the WannaCry strain of ransomware – and the possible ways of retaliation. In some cases, organizations simply chose to pay the ransom of $300 – a mere pittance compared to the value of lost data. But WannaCry was not ransomware targeting businesses; instead, it was focused on impacting individuals. Thus, the extremely low ransom.  In many ways, organizations hit by WannaCry were lucky.

But the next ransomware variant may not be so nice.

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TOP Antivirus Solutions for Managed Service Providers

Secure information infrastructure is a crucial component for the success of modern business. Previously, we have considered general ways of protecting against ransomware and how to proactively defend data with backups.

However, there is a more obvious way of protection.

In this article, we consider offers for Managed Service Provider (MSP) from antivirus companies and discuss most valuable criteria in choosing complex anti-virus solution. Continue reading

Guarding Your Data: How to Protect Against Ransomware?

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“How can I protect the data from ransomware-related encryption?” — is a common present-day's question, since Ransomware became a widely spread virus family that blocks access to your files in exchange for a ransom.

Today we are going to reveal a backup-related solution to protect your data from cryptolocking and ransomware.
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