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What Is A Ransomware

Let's learn what is a ransomware, why it could affect your organization and how to recover from a ransomware attack.

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What Is A Ransomware?

Ransomware is an advanced form of cyberattack used by hackers to target all organizations, from small teams to large enterprises and government networks.

While simple in concept, ransomware is extremely malicious and it has the potential to cripple networks and cause catastrophic damage to infrastructure.

A ransomware attack encrypts or deletes all your data until a ransom is paid to restore it.

How To Understand what is a ransomware in 3 steps

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1. Types of ransomware

Despite the fact that new types of ransomware are constantly emerging, we can easily identify the 4 main types of attack: Locker Ransomware, Crypto Ransomware, Double Extortion Ransomware, Ransomware as a Service (RaaS).

2. Cyber Infection

Basically there are 3 main ways of infection: Phishing through Emails or Social Networks, Drive-By Downloads (when you visit an infected website), Vulnerable Web Servers (when a server organization has been exploited).

3. Cyber Extortion

After infecting the device, the attacker requests a ransom from the victim to restore access to the data. Users receive instructions on paying the ransom to get the decryption key. Costs can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands, payable in Bitcoin.

Why You Should Never paying a ransom?

In 2020 OFAC and FinCEN declared illegal to pay a ransom:

Companies that facilitate ransomware payments, not only encourage future ransomware payment demands but also may risk violating OFAC regulations.

What should I do if my data has been encrypted by Ransomware?

1. Turn off or disconnect the computer from the network

2. Do not ever make contact with the cybercriminals

3. Do not pay the ransom requested for your data

4. Contact us immediately and get help 24/7 Worldwide

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Why they choose us?

1) We don’t pay ransom nor negotiate with the extortionists

2) Our work is 100% guaranteed: no data recovered, no charge

3) We remove the ransomware and we recover all your data

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