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Are You Safe From Ransomware?

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Are you protected from the threats of ransomware and malware?

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You may ask, what exactly is ransomware? Well, in a nutshell – Ransomware is a form of malware that is quickly evolving and becoming more and more common. Ransomware will unknowingly infect a computer and restrict users’ access until a fee (or ransom) is paid, so the user can log back in. We’ve seen an increase in the targeting of small to medium-sized businesses because companies of this size often do not budget for effective measures needed in order to prevent an attack. Your traditional out of the box antivirus is not a viable solution in this day and age.

Ransomware attacks are becoming more known, with the WannaCry attack effecting over 200,000 computers in 150 countries. The WannaCry attack is still infecting computers, even after being initiated over two years ago. Even though this attack happened in 2017, business owners are still attempting to pay the ransom to retrieve their sensitive data.

How does a computer become infected by Ransomware?

Traditionally, malware has been spread through phishing emails, which contain infectious attachments. The number one way to prevent phishing is to be informed and aware of what phishing actually looks like. With all of our Cyber Security packages, we will provide comprehensive end-user training to guarantee the safety of your business. More often than not, a data breach is attributed to a lack of knowledge by an end-user. Ransomware is a huge threat and it is only getting started, with 2019 seeing an increase of 60% in attacks.

Another way Ransomware can spread is called drive-by downloading. This happens when a user is redirected to an infected website carrying the malware. Crypto ransomware, a malware variant that encrypts files, is spread through similar methods and has also been spread through social media, such as Web-based instant messaging applications. Additionally, newer methods of ransomware infection have been observed. For example, vulnerable Web servers have been exploited as an entry point to gain access to an organization’s network.

How can TRACKtown help?

We offer cyber-security packages to prevent and STOP the threats of ransomware, with pre-infection and post-infection NGAV antivirus, on the kemel level. Basically, this will guarantee that even if you have clicked on a phishing link or have downloaded malware or ransomware, the threat actor cannot leave with any of your files or information. Coupled with an adequate disaster recovery plan and data backups, you will always be able to retrieve sensitive information, even in the most desperate of times.

Again, without proper protection, your business IS susceptible to Ransomware, malware, and phishing attempts. Did you know that with any of our cybersecurity and ransomware prevention packages, you will end up saving more than you’ve initially spent? Figures have shown businesses with comprehensive cybersecurity policies in place will save an average of more than 77% over three years. Contact us today to receive a free assessment of your business’s security.