Are You Ready for the Ransomware Fight?

Yesterday, McAfee released their McAfee Labs Threats Report: September 2016 and it provides some truly astonishing statistics. Not only has ransomware increased by 128% in the last year, but one ransomware gang alone has made $121 Million off attacks in the first two quarters.

With ransomware on the rise, it’s more important now than ever to get prepared for potential cyber attacks. "Ransomware has grown over the years, and in 2015 and 2016 we really saw a serious spike," said Vincent Weafer, VP of Intel Security's McAfee Labs.

1.3 million new samples of ransomware have been found, reaching an all-time high since McAfee began tracking it. According to their report, over 7,000,000 samples of ransomware were recorded in Q2 (vs. the 6,000,000 recorded in Q1). This averages between 4,000-5000 virus attacks per day. So now that you’ve heard the stats, this begs the question…

Are you prepared to fight against ransomware if your company falls victim?

Let’s look at some key points…

  • If you don’t have the proper backups in place, you may lose your data or be forced to pay outrageous fines.
  • It’s become more of a matter of when you’ll get attacked, rather than if you’ll get attacked.
  • Employees and end users are still a leading cause of malware acquisition.

 Prevention is a more effective stance than recovery. Reevert was designed to be used as a tool against ransomware attacks, allowing you to not only protect your files against data loss, but also to restore your data in case of an emergency. With lightning fast restores, you’ll be up and running in just a matter of seconds. Much like insurance, you’ll be glad you have it before something happens.

In addition to backups, employees should be well trained on the disastrous effects of malware and ransomware. Knowing how to properly identify suspicious behavior, malicious files or dangerous sites sets a strong foundation for the fight against cybercrime. Investing time and effort into your employees could potentially save your business millions.

Don’t be a victim of ransomware. Unlike other backup softwares, reevert backs your data up as often as every hour - potentially saving you a full day’s worth of work. Read more about our features & benefits and download your free 30 day trial of reevert now.

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