How to protect yourself against ransomware?

Friday, 17 February 2017

Protect against ransomeware

Ransomware attacks have become mainstream and will continue to be a major threat to individuals and businesses. The pressure is on to put together a top of the line defence and we are here to help. 

How Ransomware works?

Ransomware attacks start in two main ways.  As a Trojan, via a booby-trapped email with a malicious attachment or link that is downloaded intentionally or unintentionally by the user or via a compromised website, which then work their way down to your endpoints and servers.

When executed, ransomware begins encrypting the files on an infected device and displays a message informing the victim that their files can only be decrypted if a ransom is paid to the attackers. Victims are asked to pay the ransomware attackers, who may or may not supply a code or program to decrypt the encrypted files. Failure to pay the ransom demand within the time frame provided can result in an increased ransom amount or deletion of the victim's files.

“20% organisations worldwide suffered ransomware related incidents, 1 in 5 never got their files back even after paying.”

How to protect yourself from attacks?

To protect yourselves from these attacks, it is critical that you have advanced protection technology in place and combine this protection with good user security practices.

Here at BCC IT we are able to help you better understand the ransomware threat, and have a variety of IT security and data loss prevention solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of your business.

For a complimentary no-obligation IT security audit, feel free to call us on 01239 710 823 or contact us to arrange a meeting.

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