When Ransomware Takes Control


So what exactly is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a form of malware, which accesses your computer and encrypts your digital data, so that you can no longer open or read it. This malware can infect your PC when you open an attachment from an email sent by a stranger. The malware is linked to this attachment and infects all computer data. But that is only for starters…
The malware also infects the extensions connected to your computer. If you use a shared network drive, a cloud computing or an external connection (USB key or hard disk), the ransomware encryption can propagate. If you use a shared network drive, all the computers in your company could have unusable files. And if you did not take the precaution to back up your data on an external protected support, you risk losing everything. This, it goes without saying, is highly problematic for the future of your company.
What do hackers want?

Your money! If you are the victim of this kind of malware, the hacker provides a means to recover your data. Only one file remains functional on your PC. The hacker installed this file, which explains how to pay the ransom to regain access to your files. But even paying this ransom will not ensure you see your data again.
The Synerway Appliance as a rampart against Ransomware

To avoid any problems, you can still be careful and ignore suspect emails. Nevertheless, the most efficient solution is to protect your data by backing up regularly. Synerway Appliances represent the best solution on the market to back up your data, in part because they are fully encapsulated and fully protected from any external attacks. Your backed-up data cannot be affected by malware.

Disk Mirroring to avoid losing any data

Depending on the configuration of your Appliance, backups are often programmed each evening. As such, you can lose up to one day’s worth of data. Once again, Synerway has solutions to lose zero data. The disk mirroring feature enables you to back up your data in real time. If you are the victim of an incident, the latest modifications made on your computer will already be backed up. Simply restore a snapshot of the data from just prior to the attack and you are safe!

Against Ransomware, act before you need to react.