|A massive ransomware attack spread across the globe today, locking up thousands of hospital, telecommunications, etc. in nearly 70 countries. The attack used data from the NSA to exploit vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and deliver the WanaCrypt0r ransomware. The demand for recover your data is for $300 per PC.
Backup, backup, backup… as this is always the best way to keep the peace of mind!!!
While the ransomware was first detected wreaking havoc in emergency rooms and doctors’ offices here in the UK, the infection quickly spread worldwide, including to the US,Germany, Spain…
We’re alerting you to reassure you that if you’re currently using the premium version of an antivirus with real-time protection turned on, you are protected from this threat. Internet shield usually blocks the ransomware before it can encrypt your files.
The free version of an antivirus, however, does not protect you against it.
If you’re not currently using the paid / full version of an antivirus, we recommend that you update your Microsoft Windows software immediately. Microsoft released a patch for this vulnerability in March, but many users haven’t updated, leaving their computers open to this attack.
Don’t pay hackers, pay for antivirus software, backups, antispam and all the security but avoid to pay ransoms. Chose your IT support company carefully, and make sure they do all required updates and give you best advice.
Here at Backup Data, we pledge to keep you protected. Your peace of mind is our number one priority. Contact us now 01223 240088.
A big thank you to Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce for another which was held at the Wood Green Animal Shelter in Godmanchester. Whether on the business side or the agency side, it was a wonderful networking and educational event.
Our team met great people who were also interested in data protection, and everyone seemed to agree on one thing: even with big experience in business, there are still so many new things to learn and be refreshed on. No matter what level or how many years of experience you have, you can always benefit from attending this annual conference. Great exhibits and incredible experience!