The Reality of Ransomware - Part 2 of 2

 

-Last time we talked about what ransomware is and how it infects your files. Today, I would like to point out some security precautions and pro-active steps you and/or your business can take to help reduce or stop infection from ever occurring.

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The Reality of Ransomware - Part 1 of 2

 

Did you know?..

-That every 40 seconds a business gets hit with ransomware, up from every 2 minutes in 2016.
-15% or more of businesses in the top 10 industry sectors have been attacked.
-72% of infected businesses lost access to data for 2 days or more.
-71% of companies targeted by ransomware attacks have been infected?
-47% of businesses have been victims of ransomware.
-67% of businesses hit with ransomware permanently lost part or all of their corporate data..
-1 in 5 small to medium businesses paid the ransom and never got their data back..

Today, Ransomware is one of the top 5 threats to the digital world for businesses and home owners alike. Ransomware is a form of malware or malicious software that is a lot more complicated than traditional malware. It makes its way to your machine through phished emails, as well as, malicious websites.

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Eliminate stress with a comprehensive backup plan

To many folks who have a typical corporate job, the life of a small business owner looks pretty attractive. In their minds, it’s the perfect situation because self-employment means you don’t have a boss to report to, no one forcing you to fill out endless reports or work on weekends, and everything gets done their way. Ask any small or medium sized business owner though, and they can give you a number of reasons why the grass may not be as green as many traditionally employed folks think it is.

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