A Ransomware Attack Can Spell Disaster For Your Organization

Cybercriminals may use one of several different approaches available to extort digital currency from companies they victimize. They may use screen lockers, or scareware, or simply encrypt company data until their demands are met. Another tactic may be that the attackers threaten to publish the data they have hijacked, which may include business and technology secrets.

Ransomware malware can be spread through malicious email attachments, infected software apps, infected external storage devices and compromised websites. Attacks have also used remote desktop protocol and other approaches that do not rely on any form of user interaction.

The truth is that no matter how much you educate your company and your workforce, at some point, someone will get duped into clicking the link in the email that endangers the whole company. Additionally, the increasing complexity of a mobile workforce and of an interconnected IT infrastructure compounds the challenge to protect your assets. This may seem overwhelming but with new technology and prevention techniques, organizations can learn to manage these threats and their impact.

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