Data Loss Disasters in the Cloud

Let’s review the most common causes of data loss in the cloud and data loss protection tools. Well, we are not paranoiacs. Sometimes even to the contrary: when we lose important files we would really like if there was a copy of it somewhere.

  1. User error
    Cloud services provide an ability to delete users’ data. Usually, it’s an accidental deletion. Some users blame themselves, others blame unfriendly interface. “I see a list of everything I wrote in Google Docs, but can never see the actual content again,” describes his horrible experience Google user. Do you also tap the “Delete” button by mistake sometimes? Good reason to have a backup.Cloud services like Google has its own internal backup solutions. For some reasons they are not available for the end users. Spinbackup is a great tool that makes your Google experience better and more secure.
  2. Cyber-attackers or a malware. If you try to search for someone deleted my Gmail account you will see many cases of this unfortunate situation.

On the picture below you can see that more and more people are searching these words every year.

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If your job is important, you might become a victim of hackers. Or evil prankers. Just imagine the situation: someone sees you typing your password, and later logs into your account just to delete everything you have. Of course, you will change your password after that. But you will never get back data that you’ve lost. Well, if you don’t have a backup, it’s a real disaster. Spinbackup solves it with a click.

Google itself keeps multiple backup copies of users’ emails  so that they can recover messages and restore accounts in case of errors or system failure. But having a copy of a deleted email doesn’t mean it can be easily recovered. If someone deleted your emails or files accidentally or on purpose, Google Inc. might not restore it for you. This is why Spinbackup is here.

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Hackers are able to easily gain access to your Gmail, Google Drive and other services mostly because users tend to make mistakes.Read the list below. Is at least one thing about you?

                      1. You logged in to your account on a public computer and forgot to log out.
                      2. You lost you computer or smartphone connected to your account.
                      3. Your computer was infected by viruses or trojans.
                      4. You had a fight with someone on the web and that someone turned out to be experienced IT-specialist who knows how to hack accounts.
                      5. Your password is “password” or “123456” or your kid’s name.
                      6. You use the same password for multiple services.

Well, even if one of the above mentioned things is about you, that means that you are already in danger of losing all of your data. So maybe today is a good day to start making backups. The most important thing to remember: having a daily automated backup is always a good habit.

Don’t wait, create a new Spinbackup account today to protect yourself from the most common causes of data loss. Spinbackup is your right cloud to cloud backup and recovery solutions provider.

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How Cloud-to-Cloud Backup Protects Against TeslaCrypt

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Let’s discover how  cloud-to-cloud backup enables you to protect against TeslaCrypt virus and explore the Spinbackup Ransomware protection solution.

TeslaCrypt Ransomware (also known as CryptoLocker-v3) is a serious threat that your system might acquire without any permission and encrypt your computer files and shared drives with such extensions as .pptm, .xlsm, .docx, .unity3d, .jpeg, .blob, .rofl, and many others plus it encrypts data on your cloud storage that is synced with your PC. Currently it infects 185 file extensions.

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The Worst Passwords of 2014

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It’s time to analyze last year’s mistakes. Let’s start with redefining our privacy and security. Here is the annual list of the 25 most frequently passwords found on the Internet appearing to be the Worst Passwords, that will expose anybody to being hacked or having their identities stolen. 
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How to Ensure Google Apps Data Security?

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Autumn 2013 was full of news about mailbox hackings. The famous Ukrainian boxer and  politician Vitaliy Klitschko hit the scandal over his private letters. Klitschko’s e-mail correspondence was hacked, as well as the mailboxes of many other politicians, journalists, officials, and businessmen. Most of hacked mailboxes were Gmail. In Netherlands investigators discovered, that a total of 70,500 Gmail accounts were compromised by the malicious Pony botnet.

As awareness of public cloud services grow, many users switch to cloud SaaS platforms and services like G Suite (formerly known as Google Apps): Gmail, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Google Photos, and Google Contacts.

Google Apps Security is Your Responsibility!

You enjoy using all above  Google Apps, but suddenly…  a data loss disaster happens. A human error, phishing attack, malware, ransomware infection or a digital robot can gain access to your cloud account and delete your files, messages or other critical information. If you or someone else deleted your content, there is no way to recover your data. Data loss may result in a huge damage for your business and/or personal life. Your business and personal data protection solution is in the Cloud.

The most effective and reliable way for individuals and companies to safeguard data is to back it up using leading cloud service providers, such as Google Cloud Platform (GCP) or Amazon’s S3. The provider works like shuttle,  loaded with your data,  transfers the copies, from one  giant cloud to another on a daily basis. Cloud providers perform automatic and secure data transfer and data storage services, having no access to the customer data.

However, there is very important thing: automatization, in this case,  is necessary  for data, but it is not the best way for customer relations. Many cloud service providers offer paid only services. Some of them provide cloud backup free for a short trial period of 15 or 30 days. For example, Spinbackup offers free for life accounts with 2GB cloud storage with no time limits.  This is definitely not enough for Game of Thrones spin, but pretty sufficient for the thousands of Gmail messages and Google Drive files, or a dozen of photo albums.  Spinbackup is one of a few SaaS providers, which offers cloud backup services for G Suite (Google Apps) and Google Photos backup. As well as to work with backed up files/messages from within your cloud account and then sync with your Google account. Make the best choice and use Spinbackup Google Apps data protection solution for Individuals to safeguard your valuable data!

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Backup Google+ Photos Web Albums!

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“Picasa” is a blend of the name of Spanish painter Pablo Picasso, the phrase mi casa (Spanish for “my house”) and “pic” for pictures (personalized art).  
Picasa is an image organizer and image viewer for organizing and editing digital photos, plus an integrated photo-sharing website which allows you to access and integrate your photos into many Google applications from just about anywhere – including mobile devices. 

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