Ransomware Protection
Thousands of new malware variants are being reported each year and cyber criminals are becoming more sophisticated each day.

Don’t let Ransomware shut your business down!

If there is one characteristic that defines cybercrime today, it is the capacity to evolve and adapt to new environments and the ability to find ways of evading the cybersecurity measures taken by victims. Ransomware is no exception.

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What Is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a specific and extremely harmful type of malware used by cybercriminals to extort money from individuals, organisations, and businesses. The infections block access to your data until you make a ransom payment, at which point you’re supposed to regain access.

In reality, nearly 40% of the victims who pay the ransom never get their data back and 73% of those that pay are targeted again later – which is why everyone must protect against ransomware.

Five key tips to protect your business from ransomware

In the present situation, it is essential that organizations are aware that threats can come in numerous forms and use advanced techniques. It is therefore not a question of designing defense mechanisms for a particular threat, but of having a comprehensive strategy that can analyze all processes run on a system and act before any potential vulnerability is exploited, paralyzing business activity.

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KEEP SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS UP-TO-DATE

Most attacks succeed because the systems used by companies are not kept up-to-date, so the attack exploits security vulnerabilities. It is essential to keep software up-to-date.

02

TAKE CARE WITH RDP

According to FBI data, between 70 and 80 percent of ransomware enters systems through RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol). To prevent this from happening, it is advisable to disable it unless it is strictly necessary.

03

ZERO-TRUST STANCE TO COMBAT PHISHING

In order to prevent ransomware from entering using phishing techniques, the starting point is a zero-trust position: if the sender is unknown, recipients should not open attachments or click links.

04

REMOTE BACKUPS

Many types of malware, including Sodinokibi, destroy backup copies on systems or devices. To avoid the most serious consequences, it is vital that companies have backup copies saved remotely which cannot be accessed.

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ADVANCED CYBERSECURITY AND PROTECTIONS ON ALL ENDPOINTS

Ransomware is a threat that is difficult to counter if you don't have the right protection or follow the proper guidelines. With advanced cybersecurity solutions, it is possible to deal with this threat, protecting all endpoints and monitoring processes in real time to guarantee cybersecurity defenses.

Notorious Ransomware Types

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Dharma

Dharma evolved out of the CrySis ransomware in 2016 and is mostly distributed as malicious attachments in spam emails, using various tricks like double file extensions or inside installer files for legitimate software packages. More recently, this ransomware strain has also been distributed through exposed RDP servers with weak or leaked passwords. The ransom demand is usually around 1 Bitcoin per infection, with many victims in the SMB and personal sectors. The FBI estimates that all versions together made more than $8 million in profits in 2019. In March 2020, Dharma’s source code was offered for sale on several underground forums, allowing for even more variations to be created.

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