Implementing a Secure Backup System is Your Best Protection Against Ransomware Attacks

Unfortunately, we are hearing more and more about ransomware on a daily basis. It is turning out to be a billion dollar a year crime and continues to grow and harness more victims, and more illegitimate money for the perpetrators.

A recent study of businesses in financial hubs around the globe found that 47{1f125d81ae85bed3a151f062ab6e4c3e063cc58f373c23f561306ad2b03a9be2} had fallen victim to ransomware events, and 34{1f125d81ae85bed3a151f062ab6e4c3e063cc58f373c23f561306ad2b03a9be2} had lost revenue because of these attacks.

What is Ransomware?

hacked computer ransomwareAccording to experts, ransomware is a malware activity that encrypts all of the data stored on a PC, and may also limit access to the machine. It is typically delivered via a malicious email or infected third-party websites. Once the unsuspecting user clicks the infected link the malware becomes active and immediately begins encrypting all of your data. If the infected computer is connected to network, every single device on this network is a potential target to the malware activity.

Data decryption is a difficult task, and attempting to delete the malicious malware from the system using anti-malware tools will not solve the problem.

To restore full access to your data, the attacker will demand a ransom – to be paid in bitcoin – for a ‘unique software key’ that will supposedly unlock everything. Paying the ransom will not guarantee that the hacker will do this, and they have been known to come back with increasing demands, or threats to release your company’s sensitive information publicly.

Given the frequent occurrence of ransomware activity, it is imperative that every business takes steps to prevent an attack. Many computer users assume that a fully activated anti-virus will keep their data safe and secure.  Whilst anti-virus software provides a certain level of security, cyber attackers are continually developing new ways to exploit networks so there are no guarantees that your anti-virus offers 100{1f125d81ae85bed3a151f062ab6e4c3e063cc58f373c23f561306ad2b03a9be2} protection.

The only real solution to protect your business is to set up an effective backup solution, enabling you to safely restore your data in the event your systems have been compromised.

The team at IT WIFI will create and install a backup infrastructure system for your business to ensure that your valuable data is protected in the event of a ransomware attack. Our technical support team can also schedule routine check-ups on a quarterly or monthly basis to make sure everything is running according to plan.

Call IT WIFI today on 1300 489 434 or contact us

We will come to your home or office and install a back up system to suit your requirements. IT WIFI also provide fast, affordable ransomware, adware, spyware and virus removal services Melbourne-wide.