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Define Ransomware – A new stealthy & sneaky technical scam

Is your company’s data important? How would it impact your business if you were to suddenly lose access to critical files you need to function. Things like customer data, accounting records, personnel files. Could your business survive? This is the threat faced each day by businesses, which fail to take the proper precautions to protect their computer systems against ransomware. Before going any further, we should first define ransomware.

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Datto SIRIS Cloud Storage #1 in safety and ironclad security

It’s easy to forget about the importance of business continuity. When your IT systems are working fine, it’s difficult to envision a disaster that shuts everything down. Now, there are more ways than ever for a business to be severely impacted. There seems to be an endless supply of: cybercriminals, natural disasters, hackers, disgruntled former employees, equipment failure, and maybe even unethical competitors. Datto SIRIS Cloud Storage provides a business continuity solution that preempts any disaster that might affect your IT system. When your business is protected by Datto, you can rest easy knowing your business data is protected.

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Beyond criminal, what is the ransomware definition?

There are many types of viruses and malware that can invade a computer system. However, there is one that is far more devious that most of these types of invasive software. Many people referred to this type of software as ransomware. The Ransomware definition is a type of malicious software that blocks many parts of a computer’s system. What makes this type of intrusion so unique is that it requires a payment to unblock the computer, often with a countdown timer displayed on the computer. Basically, the intruder infects a computer and then requires a ransom to restore it. If the ransom is not paid, all of the information stored on the computer can be wiped out completely.

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Use these 4 critical steps to CryptoLocker prevention today

CryptoLocker is a malware used by criminals to extort money from unsuspecting victims. And it’s one of the greatest concerns for many web users today. Once you become a victim, there’s is usually no easy way out. You are forced to pay or you can kiss your important data and documents goodbye. The most practical solution to this problem is CryptoLocker prevention. The rise of this malware is a genuine threat. Individuals with malicious intentions continue to use all means possible to gain access to personal computers and force the victims to click on Trojans which later leads to infection. Thankfully, there are several ways you can use to put cryptoLocker at bay:

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It’s a bad day when you say “malware encrypted my files”

Recently, a number of major sites were hit by malware ‘malvertising’. A number of major websites have seen their advertisements hijacked by these malicious campaigns which attempt to install “ransomware” on users’ computers.Security researchers from Malwarebytes say the attacks were targeted at US users. This recent attack included such entities as the New York Times, the BBC, AOL and the NFL. These sites have a combined traffic that reaches into the billions of visitors.

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Learn the colossal purpose of a business continuity plan now

When running a business, having a back-up plan for sensitive data is vital to ensure seamless continuity in your affairs. In fact, data loss is inevitable. According to our statistics, 20% of all companies will suffer from an event like a natural disaster or hardware failure annually which results in the loss of important data. Of the companies that experience this loss, 80% fail to recover and are out of business in little over a year.

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How to cope with a crazy high business Continuity Standard

According to the Disaster Recovery Benchmark, over half of organizations don’t have a documented business continuity plan. Interestingly, 20% of the organizations surveyed also reported having lost critical business applications in the past year. Moreover, almost 20% of respondents stated financial losses resulting from such outages ranged from $50,000 to over $5 million.

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