Organizations today must protect business-critical systems and data. It is required to maintain business continuity and SLAs. One of the tremendous threats to business-critical data today is ransomware. Ransomware attempts to extort money from businesses and individuals by holding data for ransom. This malicious attack method has been very successful over the past few years with victims ranging from individual home users all the way up to major corporations. Recently, just a few days ago at the time of this writing, a ransomware attack resulted in the ransom of data at two ship ports – the Port of San Diego and the Port of Barcelona.
Category: G Suite Ransomware Protection
There is arguably no greater threat in today’s data security scene than ransomware. Over the last few years, ransomware became one of the most formidable adversaries to enterprise security and to most organizations’ business-critical data. With recent news headlines, ransomware is constantly plaguing businesses by corrupting their critical data, or by taking down critical systems that can greatly impact business continuity. One misconception about cloud storage is that data in the public cloud is immune to ransomware infection. This is indeed a dangerous idea for organizations to entertain! In this part of the G Suite administrator security essentials discussion, we will take a look at protection against ransomware in the public cloud and why this is extremely important. Also, we will take a close look at how Spinbackup is able to provide key protection against ransomware in Google G Suite environments.
Ransomware protection is ultimately important as it smart and advanced type of malware is on the rise, with cases increasing by a shocking 6,800% in 2017. Not only are the number of ransomware attacks increasing in the cloud, but ransomware is also becoming more sophisticated, finding new ways to infect devices with Ransomware virus and entice victims to pay up. When the virus infects a computer, Ransomware encrypts all files on it and those stored at cloud storages such as Google Drive, One Drive, Dropbox are not an exclusion. Here is how to ensure Ransomware Protection of your data kept in Google Drive.
Ransomware has arguably been the most commonly talked about topic in the security world regarding risks to organizations and their data. In the past few years, ransomware has made a name for itself with its destructive nature and high-profile headlines, with large numbers of organizations being affected in large scale ransomware infections, such as Petya and now Bad Rabbit and others.
These days, with the rise of cyber security threats, business and individual users alike have to put more effort to tackle the data protection issue in the cloud. Ransomware hackers are ripping more and more fruit recently and Ransomware as a Service becoming an achievable “malware for hire” solution for a relatively low cost. What do we know about these high-tech criminals and the ways to stay safe from them? Is your Google Drive safe from being infected by Ransomware?
We are proud to announce that Spinbackup has released the most sophisticated fully automated 24/7 G Suite Ransomware Protection. It’s fully automated, with zero human factor, and provides 100% data protection, leaving you stress free when it comes to critical data in your organization. Ransomware of any type (Petya, WannaCry, Locky, Cerber, etc.) will no longer be a problem when you have Spinbackup on your side.
Google Backup and Sync, along with Google Drive File Stream are the newest G Suite features that simplify the process of synchronizing files from computer to Google cloud. They quickly stream files from the hard drive and save time and storage for enterprise users. However, few people know that Drive File Stream comes with sufficient security risks to the most important teams’ files – Team Drives.
Hacking was once a dark art known only to computer whizz kids, but as information becomes more easily available and software becomes more sophisticated, it is easier than ever before for people with very little technical knowledge to gain access to other users’ IT systems.
Research at Google presented a study on the ransomware ecosystem recently. The research talks about a variety of popular topics such as the flow of ransom payments from a victim to a hacker and also ways to exchange bitcoins, either by purchasing them or cashing them out. The study also uses graphs to show annual incomes of Locky, Cerber and WannaCry malwares, and the rise of Ransomware as a service, where anyone can become a hacker.
- Tracing cash outs of ransom payments.
Only one week has passed after a mass phishing attack hit the Gmail users, and the world came under attack by a new global cyber threat called WannaCry ransomware. One month ahead – new victims of WannaCry appear: the Honda car plant and an Australian government contractor. These cloud ransomware attacks, as our security experts predict, might become the turning point for individuals and organizations all over the world in strengthening their overall cyber security.