Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts a company’s or victim’s data, making it unreadable. The company or victim is instructed to pay a ransom in order to get access to their data.

 

The first thing you should do if you are hit with a ransomware attack is containment. Shut down network accessibility to those that are infected, and stop the spread. Allow access to offline backups to employees who are authorized and need them.

 

The best ways to avoid ransomware are to promote user awareness and training, update AV and technologies, and limit the opportunities for Privilege Escalation (weaknesses or mis-configurations in the company’s operating systems or applications that allow more privileges and access than intended.)

 

Contact Revamp Cybersecurity today to see how we’ve helped companies successfully navigate through situations like this.

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