How to Beat Ransomware ?

February 6, 2017

How to Beat Ransomware?

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Ransomware is a kind of malware which prevents users from accessing their computer or files. Ransomware forces its victims to pay the ransom in order to restore access to their computers or to get their data back.

Ransomware can be downloaded by users when they visit malicious or compromised websites, or can get delivered through an email, or can be downloaded by other malware. Once affected, it can lock your computer or encrypts your data to stop accessing it anymore.

Ransomware will demand you to pay money (a “ransom”) to restore access to your PC or files. Unfortunately, when it comes to ransomware, once your files are encrypted, there’s not much you can do to restore your files or computer—besides pay the ransom. There is no guarantee that paying the fine or doing what the ransomware tells you will give access to your PC or files again.

This is why it is so important to prevent ransomware attacks.

What to do to defend Ransomware Attacks?

  1. Make sure that you have regular backup for your data

You have to plan your data backup carefully so that the failure of any single point won’t lead to the irreversible loss of data. Store one copy in cloud and one on physical media available locally. This will enable you to restore your data from either a cloud data backup or from a local backup device.

  1. Have latest cyber security for your network

Protect your computer network from any threat. Start with installing Antivirus in computers. If needed you can contact our security professionals in UAE who can help you keep your computer network protected round the clock.

  1. Use better email solutions

Phishing emails with attachments or links will be very dangerous. These kinds of spam mails will have a link or an attachment which will be dangerous to click/open. A better SPAM filtering application will find those emails before delivering it to user’s Inbox and quarantine it. So always try to host your business emails with better cloud email solutions.

  1. Educate your users

If you are the network administrator in your company, educate all your users about Ransomeware and how it works. Always avoid clicking on links or opening attachments from people you don’t know or companies you don’t do business with.

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