Businesses who store majority of their documents and information as digital copies are at risk from cyberattacks. One of the most popular and harmful cyberattacks is ransomware. It is a malicious software that encrypts the users files, locking them down and making them inaccessible until a ransom is paid.
The reason why ransomware is spreading so quickly is because fraudulent emails containing links or attachments for the unsuspecting user to click on has become more sophisticated.
Because ransomware is so pervasive and damaging, it is crucial that a business regularly backs up their important files, and uses more than one storage method. Educating your employees about safe browsing techniques and best practises online considerably mitigates the chances of falling victim.
The below infographic outlines some of the preventative measures to take.
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For more information visit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ransomware