Ransomware is a form of malware that denies the victim access to their files by encrypting them. This form of malware then prompts the victim to pay a ransom to recover their data. Most ransomware spreads via email attachments and downloads from malicious websites. Ransomware started gaining notoriety back in 2013 with the release of CryptoLocker. Today new variants of ransomware still pose a serious threat to businesses.
Malware infects thousands of businesses every day. Malware can corrupt files, hold data for ransom, and spy on your computer use. So what is malware and how do we prevent it from causing chaos in your business?
In today’s day and age, our businesses are more digital than ever before. If we look at any field be it healthcare, manufacturing, retail, law, or some other industry, we are all in some way connected to the internet. Almost every business has computer systems connected to the internet with essential data on them. We use these computer systems to browse websites, download files, email customers and more.