How to prevent a ransomware attack

A ransomware attack is characterized by an invasion of a data storage system that steals and encrypts this data, keeping access only to the hacker and asking for a ransom payment for the user to regain access. Preventing ransomware attacks through cybersecurity best practices and regular snapshots is the best option. Learn more about preventing a ransomware attack. Simple and practical methods to prevent a ransomware attack As we mentioned above, you must take from the simplest to the most complex precautions against ransomware. Some of the most common methods to avoid an attack are: • Keep the operating system and technology stack up to date to avoid known exploits and vulnerabilities; • Invest in cybersecurity (such as InfoSec training, network security audits, and vulnerability testing); • Control access to protect files and data through administrator rights and privilege management; • Backing up files using regular snapshots and other data protection...
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New ransomware alert

A new fake update for the Windows 10 operating system is instead hijacking computers with ransomware. The alert was raised at the beginning of this month and hundreds of people have already fallen victim to the scam, with millions more at risk. The name of the ransomware is Magniber, and once a computer has been infected, users are served a warning saying that all their files have been encrypted. For now, the victims are students and non-professional users, but what about the future? It can be a threat even for companies, like other attacks  that happened before. Be protected, discover how our vendors can help you to keep your data safe. Contact us now!
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What is Ransomware

What could be worse than a hacker breaking into the entire data system of your company and taking everything from you? Certainly a hacker breaking into your data system and asking for a ransom to bring your data back. And in case you don't pay the ransom, you could lose everything. The name of this type of cyber attack is ransomware , and it can be a big problem for you and your business if you don't have adequate protection. How a ransomware attack happens What makes ransomware so difficult to detect is because it is always very ‘masked’. This malware can be installed on your computer via malicious websites, suspicious links via email, or installation of vulnerable apps. Ransomware can also appear in links sent by social networks, wildly used to spread viruses today. Once downloaded and opened, a malicious program installs itself and takes control of your data storage....
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Thousands of Malicious Emails Received by UK Government Officials

A report released in April revealed that UK government officials receive thousands of malicious emails a year. Email is still the most utilized and practical way for criminals to disseminate malicious links and attachments to access company's systems around the world. If you click on one of these links or attachments, your company's data could be stolen and you could be conditioned to pay a ransom for that data back. It is not only large companies and institutions such as government departments that are targeted by these criminals. Always be cautious and instruct your employees to be vigilant. The good news is that in the same way that attacks advance, Cohesity also advances by always being ahead of these criminals to help your company avoid or recover from an attack. Contact us to find out more!
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