Massive ransomware attack

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.

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Spammers using Facebook Messenger to Spread Ransomware

If you came across any Facebook Message with an image file send by any of your Facebook friends, just avoid clicking it.

An ongoing Facebook spam campaign is spreading malware downloader among Facebook users by taking advantage of innocent-looking image file to infect computers.

If clicked, the file would eventually infect your PC with the nasty Ransomware, a family of malware that has quickly become one of the favorite tools among criminals due to its infecting capabilities.

Like a typical way to deliver malware infection, the site would push a popup, asking you to download and install a certain codec extension in Google Chrome in order to view the video. The malicious extension used two names, Ubo and One.

Ransomware is malware that locks your computer or encrypts your files. You can’t get the data back unless you pay a ransom, and even if you do, there’s no guarantee that you’ll get your data back.

After this sort of infection the only way to roll back in time is to restore your backups.

Article of Swati Khandelwal at http://thehackernews.com/2016/11/locky-ransomware-facebook.html

More about in Locky: the encryptor taking the world by storm – https://securelist.com/blog/research/74398/locky-the-encryptor-taking-the-world-by-storm/

 

Asigra Wins Silver in the Backup and Disaster Recovery category in the Storage Magazine 2015 Products of the Year Awards

We’re proud to announce that Asigra has been named the Silver winner of the Storage Magazine 2015 Products of the Year awards. Asigra won the award for its proprietary backup and recovery solution, Asigra Cloud Backup Version 13, based on a range of data protection capabilities including Docker Container support and AWS EBS Snapshot Manager.

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Both Docker and AWS are highly popular computing platforms that are emerging as credible storage platforms for business information and Asigra is one of the first enterprise software vendors to add support for these platforms.

Asigra was praised by judges for being early to market with the new capabilities. One judge noted that in addition to being “very inexpensive,” the Asigra Cloud Backup software is unique in its automatic protection of Docker containers and its ability to manage AWS EBS snapshots.

This is the third year in a row where Asigra Cloud Backup™ has placed in the top three positions for the Storage Magazine Product of the Year award amongst a high caliber of the world’s top data protection solutions. Backup with Asiga: http://www.backup-data.net/index.php/data-backup/pricing

Huntingdon Business Fair 2015

A big thank you to Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce for another Huntingdon Business Fair 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!