Ransomware is a multi-million-dollar crime operation that strikes everyone from hospitals to manufacturing facilities to schools.
It’s such a profitable scheme that experts say traditional cyberthieves are abandoning their old ways of making money—stealing credit card numbers and bank account credentials—in favor of ransomware.
A Ransomware attack happens when a hacker encrypts your data or critical files until you pay a ransom to unlock them. You could choose to cave and pay, as many victims do. Last year, for example, the FBI says victims who reported attacks to the Bureau enriched cyber extortionists’ coffers by $24 million.
Any company or organization that depends on daily access to critical data—and can’t afford to lose access to it during the time it would take to respond to an attack—should be most worried about ransomware.
The best defense against ransomware is to outwit attackers by not being vulnerable to their threats in the first place. This means backing up important data daily, so that even if your computers and servers get locked, you won’t be forced to pay to see your data again.
Adams Remco Professional Services can provide solutions to help you secure your data, whether it is multi-tiered on-site backup, or cloud based options. It’s your data; let us help you keep it safe from hackers using Ransomware.
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