Protecting Business from Ransomware - Building Suppliers

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1 Overview During these unprecedented times with so many people working from home, it's more important than ever to make sure your business data is protected. According to security expert, Trend Micro, 1 the coronavirus (COVID-19) is being used in a variety of malicious campaigns including email spam, malware, ransomware, and malicious domains. The cloud is the foundation of much of today's business solutions and as such, can be helpful in attempting to address data security as a foundational requirement. In this report, you will learn about ransomware, you will discover who holds businesses' data for ransom, why they do it, what steps you can take to help protect your business, and how the cloud is one way that can help. What is ransomware? Virus > Infection > Encryption > Ransom Ransomware is a form of cyberattack that targets businesses, government networks, and personal computers. Many of these attacks are launched to keep businesses from being able to access their own data. More than 4,000 ransomware attacks have occurred every day on average since January 1, 2016. This is a 300% increase over the 1,000 attacks per day seen in 2015. When an employee at an "infected" office tries to access a file, he or she sees a ransom note, often demanding payment to free the data. The ransom note will likely have a threatening message that may read something like this, according to the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), a division of the Department of Homeland Security: 2 Your computer was used to visit websites with illegal content. To unlock your computer, you must pay a $100 fine. You only have 96 hours to submit the payment. If you do not send money within the provided time, all your files will be permanently encrypted, and no one will be able to recover them. Protect Your Business from Ransomware

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