“Ransomware is more about manipulating vulnerabilities in human psychology than exploiting the technological sophistication of the adversary” ― James Scott, Sr. Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology
AUGUSTA, Georgia (PRWEB)
January 19, 2022
A Complete Guide: Countering Ransomware in 2022
Sagenext Infotech, a US-based IT company committed to creating world-class cloud hosting solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, accountants, accounting professionals, and CPAs, has just released a very comprehensive and factual information on ransomware attacks, preventive measures and against the consequences in 2022. The guide helps computer users protect themselves against these attacks and prevent them from happening in the first place.
As part of its commitment to provide a superior level of shared hosting services, the Augusta, Georgia, USA-based cloud hosting services company went a step further by dedicating some resources a few years ago weeks to thoroughly research Ransomware.
What is ransomware?
Malicious ransomware is a type of malware that locks users or encrypts their files, preventing them from accessing those files. It then asks users to pay a ransom, in order to get a decryption key which will unlock or decrypt the files and give them access to their data again.
The Sagenext team took the initiative to create this guide because such ransomware attacks have increased over the past couple of years. In fact, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 4,000 ransomware attacks occur every day on average, and if you include the ransom paid to the perpetrators and the money spent on asset recovery, the cost rises. over $1 billion each year. .
What is the guide?
The guide details the differences between ransomware attacks and other forms of malware like viruses, Trojans, spyware and adware. He also covered the history of ransomware, starting with the first recorded occurrence of ransomware in 1989, and then discussed recent popular attacks that have taken place in the United States and elsewhere and how they have affected businesses. involved.
On top of that, it includes detailed step-by-step action points on how to prevent an attack and how to respond to it if it occurs. It also discusses the impact of ransomware attacks on businesses, including the loss of C-level talent, financial loss from paid revenue, disruption to regular operations, such as what happened to JBS Foods, and harm potential to the reputation of the organization affected. .
Why Sagenext created the popular ransomware guide
Through this guide, Sagenext hopes to raise awareness about ransomware. Their goal is to help end users see honest mistakes they might be making that make them vulnerable to these attacks. But to make it better, through the guide, users can learn how not to fall victim to email phishing, malicious ads, and other tricky methods that cybercriminals use to carry out their deed.
Relying on a team of Microsoft certified engineers, cloud computing experts and network technicians, Sagenext is committed to mobilizing the best technological resources to ensure an efficient conjunction of software and business data in the cloud. And to prove their commitment, their research team has created this detailed guide to help end users protect themselves against ransomware attacks and prevent them from happening.
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