Not every criminal is interested in stealing corporate secrets or downloading financial information. There are some who have little interest in navigating their way through the countless security walls put up by most businesses. They have found a much easier way to turn a profit -ransomware. Instead of trying to make off with data that they can sell, they hold that data for ransom. If it is valuable enough to be protected by layers of security, surely it is valuable enough that a business would not want to risk its loss, right? In case you were wondering, the answer is yes - emphatically. This is the idea behind ransomware - an insidious form of malware which has seen a huge upturn in use over the past several years. “Ransomware is fast becoming a ubiquitous security threat, with nearly 40% of all businesses experiencing an attack in the past year, according to research from computer security firm Malwarebytes,” writes The Guardian’s Alex Hern. “Although not new, ransomware has rapidly risen in popularity as a method of attacking businesses and other organizations.” Aside from the obvious steps - virus and spam protection on all corporate devices, for example - here are a few steps you can take to reduce the risk of your data being held for ransom.
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