Why care about ransomware
Although, ransomware has been a problem for a few years now, according to the FBI, “during 2015, law enforcement saw an increase in these (ransomware) types of cyber attacks, particularly against organizations because the payoffs are higher.” FastCompany reports from security firm Proofpoint, that “in 2015 ransomware represented three percent of sample infected emails, but five months into 2016, ransomware already represents 30 percent of samples.”
What is ransomware and how does it enter your organization?
Earlier this month, GTB published an article, Ransomware: What Is It and How to Reduce the Risk for Infection? by Associate Professor, Dr. Maimon with University of Maryland. In his article, Dr. Maimon describes ransomware, how it gets into organizations, and what to do to protect your organization. Click here to read the article.
How GTB can help
GTB’s IT Services team can help you prevent ransomware from entering your company with Anti-Virus and Spam Solutions and can help you safeguard your data with Remote Data Backup in case your data is held by ransom. Click here or call us at 1 (877) CALL-GTB to get Remote Data Backup and/or our Anti-Virus services.
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By EMMA GREEN, The Atlantic. Posted August 30, 2016.