Posted: Monday, May 11, 2020

COVID-19 and Ransomware: Are your backups ready in case of an attack?

COVID-19 and Ransomware: Are your backups ready in case of an attack?

With the drastic changes that our society has felt on a global scale since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's no secret that a 'new normal' is materializing in real time. Organizations have had to rapidly adapt to remote working models on a moment's notice. This change has also inadvertently created a haven for hackers to take full advantage of potentially vulnerabe systems and unsuspecting workers with a significant rise in phishing and ransomware attacks with rhetoric related to COVID-19 as the primary hook to lure people in. We published a post a few years on what to look out for in the event of a ransomware attack and the precautions are no different today.  

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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Latest Wake Up Call:  Is Your Data Protected Against Ransomware?

The Latest Wake Up Call: Is Your Data Protected Against Ransomware?

Today, news broke of new threat called "Petya" , the latest in a disturbing trend of ransomware attacks worldwide. It is becoming one of the top types of Malware and the sophistication of these types of attacks are ever increasing.  These latest global attacks, including the the recent “WannaCry” attack are examples of the sophistication of these threats  This Ransomware was combined with a worm-like behaviour that aided the spread of the malware based upon OS vulnerabilities.  

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