Protect your backup files from WannaCry attacks!

Ransomware: To pay, or not to pay?

Ransomware attacks are not outdated. "More than 200000 victims in 150 countries" claims the media! This unprecedented cyber attack, of the Wannacry and Wannacryptor ransomware, happened during the week-end of the 13th to the 15th of May 2017. Cyber-security experts forecast further attacks in the coming weeks.

 

Some victims pay, however they don't know if the received key will work or for how long it will work. Could they be targetted again?

 

Don't forget Wannacry and Wannacryptor ransomware doesn't only encrypt the data on your Server, it also encrypts your data on your NAS, SAN or any network connected devices, including your backup files!

The NetJapan team has done significant research into how you can best protect your backed-up data.

 

Our recommendations to protect your backup files from ransomware attacks

  1. Install the latest Windows patch. More info here
  2. Protect all your PCs and servers with an adequate and up-to-date antivirus solution.
  3. Have a copy of your backups files stored outside of your network!


Because no antivirus solution can ensure 100% protection, your backup files are your companies' safety net!

 

Learn how to best configure your backup schedule and replication by keeping a safety copy on a USB drive or RDX tape, at an offsite location or in the Cloud.

 

Want to find out more? Download our CryptoLocker/ransomware tech tips for free.

Tech Tips!

Cybercrime: Insurance companies coming online

The press makes mention of the millions paid out by victims to these cyber blackmailers. It is already possible to insure your company against cybercrime at certain specialist insurers - yet another case of paying millions - it won't be long until coverage of this sort goes mainstream.

But how many companies can afford to invest not only in keeping their data secure, but also in an expensive insurance policy?



Note: This information is sourced from various press releases, news journals and from customer feedback.

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