Posts Tagged ‘backup’

Kami Haynes
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Aug 2, 2017
It’s hard to plan for every eventuality, whether at work or at home. When was the last time you backed up your phone or laptop data? Businesses aren’t much better about this kind of disaster recovery preparation, even though downtime or lost data can lead to lost revenue, or even to business failure. Small and Medium Businesses Unprepared A recent ComputerWeekly.com article highlighted research that only 42% of Small and Medium Business (SMB) IT decision makers are concerned about ransomware. This study, conducted by Webroot… Read More
Tony Howlett
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May 31, 2017
It isn’t bad enough that the WannaCry ransomware is sweeping the globe, with even more dangerous variants  going after your servers. Now some forms of malware attempt to infect your backups. Unsuspecting IT managers will assume they can recover from a ransomware infection by restoring their backups, only to find those copies are infected as well. The Slow Burn Some versions of  malware will wait 16 or even 32 days to launch once they’ve infected a host, knowing most IT departments only keep two to four… Read More