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What is ransomware?

Malicious software that locks your files and demands payment to access them.

Ransomware is defined as a term for the many variations of malware that infect computer systems, typically by social engineering schemes. A crypto virology attack encrypts critical files and systems and renders them inaccessible to the owner.

Ransomware sometimes marks the files for permanent deletion or publication on the internet. The perpetrators then demand a payment (usually in untraceable cryptocurrency like Bitcoin) for the private key required to decrypt and access the files. Infamous ransomware examples include –

  • Crypto Locker
  • Crypto Wall
  • Locky
  • Cerber
  • KeyRanger
  • SamSam
  • TeslaCrypt
  • TorrentLocker
  • Reveton

Could your business be a target?

The answer is yes!

Ransomware perpetrators cast a wide net. They target small to medium sized businesses with IT security loopholes, valuable data, and a modest budget to pay the ransom.

If data is important to your business, you are a target.

To get in to your systems, they may send a phishing email to your staff. Because 94% of people can’t distinguish between a real email and a phishing email 100% of the time, they get in. And if they don’t, they try again until someone somewhere clicks the link.

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How can we help?

The only way to resolve a ransomware attack is to roll back the affected systems to make it as though it never happened.  In partnership with Datto (the world’s leading provider of MSP delivered IT solutions) Cloud Central offers Siris, a powerful all in one platform that delivers Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, Back-up and restore and ransomware protection.

Ransomware Detection and Alerting

Unique multi-stage detection finds lurking ransomware and sends alerts.

Point in time rollbacks

The only sure way to resolve a ransomware attack is to roll back the affected systems to make it as if it never happened. SIRIS, with point in time rollback, is designed to recover from just these scenarios.

Instant virtualization

In a disaster recovery scenario, seconds matter. Leveraging fully constructed “copy on write” snapshots, SIRIS can boot images in as little as 6 seconds.

Get in touch to discuss how we can help you keep your business safe from ransomware