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<a href="/news/ransomware-is-on-the-rise" title="Ransomware is on the rise!">Ransomware is on the rise!</a>
Posted on: 15 Nov 2016 

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster

Ransomware is on the rise!


Kaspersky Labs have done some research into ransomware attacks. They have reported that small businesses faced 8 times more ransomware attacks in the third quarter of 2016, than the same quarter last year. Kaspersky small office security have managed to prevent 27,471 attempts to block access to corporate data in Q3 2016, this is compared to Q3 2015 which was a much smaller 3,224 attempts.

Ransomware blocks your access to business critical information by encrypting the data on the system that has been compromised. All victims of these attacks will be told they have to pay a fee and in return they will get a decryption key, if they choose not to pay then they will never see that data again. However, there are no guarantees that you will get your data back if you do pay the ransom.

ITWiser offer a wide range of services and solutions that can help prevent issues like this affecting your business. We offer internal security audits and external security audits, these audits are designed to highlight any issues on your network. We also offer many other services like cloud online backup and many more, for more information on these or any of our other services please get in touch today and let us take your headache away!

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