Redefining backup strategies for ransomware attacks

Redefining backup strategies for ransomware attacks

Redefining backup strategies for ransomware attacks is the first step to protect yourself or your organization from ‘ransomware’.

Ransomware has also become crucial security concern for organizations.Most popular types of Ransomware that are increasing infecting files are cryptojoker ransomware, locky ransomware, zepto ransomware

You can read more about how 180 Indian companies are attacked by Ransomware here .Few more stats will clarify  the criticality of ransomware:

  • Osterman Research June 2016 survey says that almost one out of every two participants indicated their organization had suffered an at least one ransomware attack in 12 months
  • Average number of ransomware infections are between 23,000 and 35,000 per month in 2015, according to Symantec. The spike to 56,000 in March 2016 increased with the arrival of Locky ransomware.
  • Victims paid $209 million to ransomeware Criminals   in Q1 2016 according to FBI
  • Barkly survey states that less than half of ransomware victims fully recover their data, even with backup
  • 59% ransomware infections are through emails with malicious links and attachment. According to the Osterman Research survey, users are likely to be infected by clicking something in an email.

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How Ransomwares infect your system?

  • Most of them can enter your system through files of already infected system, email attachments or from already existing malware.
  • It may not start infecting your system immediately.
  • It remains in hidden stage initially.During this period, it copies all your files into encrypted copies and  deletes the originals.
  • If it encrypts your files, you cant access that file. You are left with files but cant open any.
  • After encrypting all files it will notify you about its presence. It will show you a message to pay a certain amount of money in the form of bitcoins.Bitcoins are a cyber-currency that are very difficult to be traced to the receiver.
  • This leaves you in complete mess of loosing files.

So setting up right backup strategies for ransomware attacks is very crucial to restore your data properly.

It is relatively easy to clone corporate files with regular  backups and protect files with ransomware attacks. But backups are useful only if they’re created before a malware attack.

Unfortunately, simple file backups aren’t always enough. Some backup are vulnerable to crypto malware, and backup archives can also be encrypted by cybercriminals.

Some cloud-based file sync services replace good files with corrupted versions. So all backup strategies for ransomware attacks you need to consider are :

  • Capability to roll back to specific points in time for data recovery
  • Duration of time that backups are stored
  • Amount of time and resources it takes to access stored files

Logix Infosecurity being pioneer in this market since last 17 years has helped more than half a million customers against all email and cyber attacks. Logix knows it well Backup is a crucial strategy to handle all these attacks and provides unique solution with right backup strategy for each client.

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