Three Simple Tips On How To Beat Ransomware Attacks In Your Business
For many business owners the threat of a ransomware attack has the potential to ruin their livelihood. Both small and large organisations are at risk, and in 2017, the NHS was one of the most surprising victims in the long line of organisations to suffer from this type of dreaded attack.
What is ransomware?
A ransomware attack takes place when a hacker infects your computer with malware that prevents your from accessing your files. This then spreads across other computers on the businesses network and has the potential to infect all connected devices. Hackers will often only remove the malware when the victim pays a ransom fine.
How can I prevent a ransomware attack?
- Regularly update your businesses anti-virus software to ensure that you’re using the most up-to-date defences.
- Backup your important files and data, so that you have multiple copies in multiple locations. Once your files have been encrypted with ransomware, there is no way to decrypt or get them back other than by paying the ransom.
- Report any suspicious emails that you receive as they could be fraudulent. This includes unknown senders, suspicious content and being asked to click a link. For more information on how to detect fraudulent emails, read our blog post.
If you found this article interesting, take a look at our recent blog post on preventing phishing attacks in your business. If you’d like a free cyber insurance quote tailored to your business needs, or for more information on keeping your business protected, then contact Cyberguru today.