Ransomware, the reoccurring revenue model for cybercriminals

Ransomware, the reoccurring revenue model for cybercriminals

Ransomware will make even the most experienced IT professional shiver.. Let’s say you woke up feeling refreshed and have a perfect commute into work, Life is good then when you walk through the office door one of your team walks up to you and tells you that one of your sites has been hit with ransomware and everything is encrypted. (that’s a Holy Crap Moment – Day ruined ).

Hopefully, in this situation, you have isolated segments of your networks and backups are all UpToDate (and on one of those isolated segments) so that you can recover with minimal data loss. Here’s a scary statistic about backups – only one-third of SME’s indicate that they continuously backup their systems. That is bad but let’s add in some statistics about cybersecurity incidents.

Source: CSO