A ransomware named WannaCry impacted over 150 countries and 200,000 computers in just a few days. Victims include government departments, hospitals and other enterprises. Exploiting vulnerabilities in Server Message Block service (SMB) in Microsoft operating system to spread and execute intrusion attacks viciously. SMB is a system for file sharing between computers. WannaCry used its defects to implant the ransomware. WannaCry locked and encrypted all files on a computer system and extorted the victims for digital currency Bitcoin. Nearly all of the victims failed to respond promptly which resulted in victim’s data loss. This revealed the fact that many enterprises and individuals lack consciousness of cybersecurity.
WannaCry used SMB defect to enforce attacks. Users could enhance the precaution by disabling the SMBv1 file protocol in Windows to avoid the attack. Moreover, regular updates of Windows, other applications and software will help significantly reducing the potential defects.
4 simple Tips to stay away from ransomware
Apart from installing Anti-Virus software, you could enhance the cyber-safety awareness of your employees. The following 4 steps could simply reduce most threats and losses of your business server.
- Avoid opening of suspicious emails, attachments and links
- Set complicated passwords with combination of capital letters, symbols and numbers
- Update software and applications frequently
- Backup data regularly!
Is Anti-malware enough for protecting your data?
Anti-malware could only protect your server but not data. However, any cyberattack or your careless “mis-click” could cause losing client data and important business information. Therefore, backup solution is one of the best ways to secure your data.
How could Acronis Offsite backup solution protect your data?
Acronics Offsite Backup offers image and file backup and restore solution. The backup management system is user friendly that you can easily set backup schedule for daily, weekly and monthly backup. Besides, your data will be protected with high secure AES-256 bit encryption. Most importantly, all the data will be backed up to Acronis Singapore datacenter to safeguard your data recovery.
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