Posts Tagged ‘Anti Ransomware’
BackupAssist 10.1 is now available! With this latest version, we introduce a powerful new feature designed to protect your backups from ransomware called CryptoSafeGuard.
When ransomware infects your system, it can spread fast. But so long as your backups are uninfected, you can avoid paying a ransom. But what happens if ransomware manages to infect your backups, or you accidentally back up an infected file?
That’s where CryptoSafeGuard comes in. CryptoSafeGuard actively protects your backups from ransomware, alerts you when it detects suspicious behavior, and more. This way, you’ve got a clean copy to restore your data from.
CryptoSafeGuard will be available to all users with both BackupAssist 10.1 and active Upgrade Protection. To represent this new generation of service, we have decided to change the name of Upgrade Protection to BackupCare.
To learn more about CryptoSafeGuard and how it protects your backups, read on. You can also try out CryptoSafeGuard by downloading the free trial of 30 day Trial of BackupAssist 10.1.
Ransomware makers are cunning, exploitative, and deceptive. And that’s exactly why, if a ransomware message pops up on your screen, you should first take it with a grain of salt.
One of the latest trends in 2017 is not to even infect your system with ransomware. Instead, cybercriminals will just tell you they’ve compromised your system, and a place for you to deposit the ransom money.
And it’s worked. According to a recent Citrix Study which polled 500 U.K businesses, 200 of these reported being “bluffed” by a cybercriminal, with nearly two out of three forking over a payment.
The cost of each ransomware bluff was a whopping $16,000 at today’s exchange rate, with several victims playing double that amount—$32,000—to decrypt files that weren’t even encrypted in the first place!
The study also concluded a worrying trend – one that is profoundly altering the landscape of operating a business anywhere in the world.
Ever heard of air gapping? It’s an important technique to keep your systems secure, and your files and folders free of malware.
In other words, you should learn to do it, and implement it in your backup strategy immediately. Here’s why.
Remember how we predicted in 2017 that with law enforcement unable to do anything about ransomware, vigilantes would rise up to fill the void?
Well, it’s already happened. Just two days ago, cyber-vigilantes took down 10,000 underground websites on the Dark Web. Many of these sites were black markets for weapons, drugs, illegal pornography, and downloading ransomware.
With the mass take down, over 100 Bitcoin scams, 1000+ carding and counterfeit sites, and multiple Bitcoin escrow and wallet sites have also been terminated.
For a list of our other predictions for 2017, here’s our article. To hear more about the landmark Dark Web hacking, read on.