What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is malware that locks your keyboard or computer to prevent you from accessing your data until you pay a ransom, usually demanded in Bitcoin. The digital extortion racket is not new—it’s been around since about 2005, but attackers have greatly improved on the scheme with the development of ransom cryptware, which encrypts your files using a private key that only the attacker possesses, instead of simply locking your keyboard or computer. Most recently, a global cyberattack spread ransomware to countless computers over 150 countries.
So here are the critical questions for your business:
- Do you backup your data and is it easily recoverable?
- Is all of your software up-to-date? How do you know?
- Do you have antivirus and is that up to date?
- What would you do if you were attacked? Would you pay up?
This is only the beginning of these vicious cyberattacks. Don’t become a statistic, let’s get your business ready for what’s to come.
Call 844-77-TEKCON today to make sure your data is protected.
What is the Number One Cause of Ransomware?
46% of IT providers blame phishing emails.
36% accuse the lack of employee cybersecurity training within businesses.