Secure your business from traditional and modern ransomware threats

The most common malware you need to be aware of - Ransomware.

Ransomware is a type of malware that hijacks computer systems and restricts access to them until the user pays a fee. It has been around since the 1980s but has changed significantly over the past few years.

How has ransomware changed over the years?

In its early days, it was mostly about locking down your PC, but now it is able to lock up files or entire networks. It’s also less about “buying back your files” and more about “paying for access to your files again”.

Early versions of ransomware were difficult to detect, but sophisticated new versions can be almost impossible to identify. The latest versions of ransomware encrypt files on your computer and demand a ransom payment before they release access to those files. They often target large organisations such as hospitals or businesses because they are more likely to pay up than an individual user. But small, medium-sized, and large businesses of various sizes are all susceptible.

Attacks using ransomware are always changing and becoming more complex. You don't need to be included in the statistics. You can guard against ransomware from harming your systems with careful planning and shrewd actions.

Is your business prepared? Here is what to look out for to protect against this cyber threat

It's essential for businesses to monitor their computer systems for signs of infection from this type of malware. A few key steps to avoid paying ransom fees or losing valuable data include;

  • Be wary of any unsolicited emails or pop-up messages.
  • Keep your operating system and applications up-to-date.
  • Use strong passwords for each account.
  • Take regular backups so that if your data is encrypted, you can restore it from backup instead of paying the ransom.

Ransomware recovery

Primenet can show you how to stop a ransomware attack and recover from it.

You might be tempted... but System Restore is not a reliable way to get rid of malware or infections. You can't rely on Machine Restore to be able to completely remove the infection because malicious software is generally hidden in a variety of locations on a system.

To prevent malware from entering your networks, educate your team and staff on best practices. Inform everyone about the most recent email phishing schemes and human engineering techniques designed to convert victims into complicity.

You can find the most up-to-date Cyber threats discovered by following our LinkedIn feed, we publish all insights on a regular basis.

Or contact our Cyber Team and we can evaluate quickly to ensure your recovery is robust and no time is lost.

CYBER SECURE LOCKIf you have an immediate concern, please contact our Cyber Team cyber@primenetuk.com

Learn more about the ways you can prevent ransomware attacks here.

Primenet helps protect businesses against this threat and more with these cyber solutions;

Endpoint Security

Companies now operate across a network of thousands of distributed endpoints at any one time. Concerning not just laptops, but also any mobile or wireless devices as well as tablets, phones, and more; Every one of them is an entry point to your network and organisation, and therefore a potential target. Incorporating cybersecurity awareness and management helps companies to confidently protect their hybrid workforce. Don't leave your endpoints exposed to a ransomware attack. >> Learn more

Managed Detection & Response

A Managed Detection and Response (MDR) solution supports companies who are looking to improve their threat detection and response capabilities by providing monitoring, incident management and security intelligence but do not have the time, budget or resources to do so on their own. >> Learn more

Cynet 360 AutoXDR

We have partnered with Cynet to deliver a modern approach to cyber security: All the prevention, detection, correlation, investigation, and response you need, backed by a 24/7 MDR service – without a hefty price tag and complexity. Take the pressure off your security team by automating their day-to-day cybersecurity operations. >> Learn more