Ransomware Stats

Ransomware stats and facts

Michael Anderson IT Best Practices, IT Managed Services, IT Security, Ransomware

When ransomware attacks, it can be costly in many ways. To understand the real impact of ransomware, we’ve summarized Comparitch’s article, “2017-2019 Ransomware statistics and facts.” When ransomware encrypts a computer file system it can cause irreversible data loss. Even more alarming, cybercriminals are increasingly using ransomware to freeze systems and extract money from their victims. Ransomware losses for businesses …

Ransomware Security

Five ways to protect your business from ransomware

Michael Anderson Disaster Recovery, IT Managed Services, IT Security

When it comes to cyberthreats, there is a lot to think about – from Trojan horses to worms. In 2017, ransomware attacks rose an astounding 250 per cent, according to AO Kaspersky Lab (2017): IT Threat Evolution Q1 2017. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts critical data on computers or mobile devices and blocks the owner from …

The Importance of Updating Your Computer Hardware

Michael Anderson Hardware, IT Best Practices

Computer hardware is no different from any other item in your house (vacuum cleaner, camera, frying pan) – over time, it needs to be replaced from “wear and tear,” and to function properly. Just ask your relative – we all have one – he’s still using a 10-year-old computer. He’ll tell you, “It runs pretty slow and can’t update to …

Ransomware

Webinar: How to protect you and your organization from ransomware

Michael Anderson Training

How to protect you and your organization from ransomware Hosted by: Paul Shea, Business Development Manager Ransomware attacks are causing untold damage to individuals and organizations of all sizes – and they show no sign of slowing down. If you’re interested in having greater insight into ransomware and understanding how to protect you and your organization, submit the form to …

Ransomware: The first step is to understand it

Michael Anderson Ransomware

What is ransomware? Ransomware is, in the simplest terms, a piece of malicious software designed to extort a ransom from the people whose computers it infects. Typically, this is done by encrypting files on a computer and demanding a ransom be paid to unlock them. Once the victim makes payment to the criminals, the data that they encrypted is again …