The best way to beat a ransomware strike is to prepare for one. Most organizations are unprepared for a breach, which is why they often pay the ransom. Know the best practices of ransomware attacks, the types of scams that are out there and the tricks malicious actors like to pull. If your business notices […]
A 2021 ransomware attack against Colonial Pipeline highlighted the risks of this form of malware, which encrypts your data and holds the decryption key hostage until you pay a fee. It’s possible to reduce ransomware‘s impact by making regular backups, either locally or in the cloud, so you can fall back on a clean copy […]
Ransomware attacks are becoming increasingly common worldwide. Businesses large and small are being robbed of their data, money and security. Estimates by Cyber Ventures indicate small businesses in particular are attacked every 11 seconds and make up over half of all ransomware damages worldwide. But with so many threats, how can you stay protected? To […]
If you happen upon a USB device while out in public, such as a flash drive, do not take it home and plug it into your computer. There’s no telling what could be on the device, such as malware or ransomware. In some cases, scammers will leave USB devices in places so that they’re found […]
Macros are powerful, useful commands in Microsoft Word and Excel. Nevertheless, they can also be used to distribute ransomware. Consider restricting them from within the applications if you regularly receive a lot of documents and spreadsheets and aren’t certain of their safety.
Ransomware encrypts your files and demands payment for their decryption. It can start with a malicious link or attachment targeting vulnerability in outdated software. Be sure not to click these items if you don’t recognize them and/or if they were flagged by your security software. Also, the FBI says you should never give in and […]
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