Lately, many cyber attacks disabled hotels around the Europe – hotels in Italy – Valtellina region, UK – Edinburgh and the list goes on and on.
Plenty of things can cause data loss. The most common are hardware failure and human error, but software corruption, computer viruses, theft, and natural disasters like floods and fires might occur, as well.
No organization is safe. From hospitals dealing with surges in COVID-19 cases to hotels and restaurant in the Italy to UK train stations — the only rule businesses must learn is that it’s not a case of “if” but “when.”
Not only have hospitals been paralysed by the COVID-19, but recently, they’ve also become targets for a very sophisticated cyber-attack.
We’re offering you a screenshot of a negotiation for ransom in which Conti, a Russian-speaking ransomware group, was demanding $20 million from Ireland’s publicly funded health network.
In the spring of last year a number of criminal hacker crews pledged to leave hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare entities alone until the Covid-19 pandemic passed. At least one ransomware gang saw that as an opportunity.
Buran is an encryption virus that encrypts your files and prevents access to them. The Buran ransomware first was discovered by nao_sec (Cyber Security Research Team) in June 2019.
Ransomware is a type of malware that upon infecting a device, blocks access entirely or to some or all the information stored on it. In order to unlock either the device or the data, the user is required to pay a ransom however even after paying the ransom there is no guarantee that the users will recover their data.
Cyber-criminals have setup a trap for Fortnite gamers creating a ransomware program that comes disguised as a cheat hack although encrypts files and then deletes them every two hours unless the victim pays up.
With the new and improved Acronis Active Protection it is highly unlikely that ransomware would find a way past, however even if ransomware did get through your anti-virus and start to encrypt files, Acronis Active Protection will immediately detect the encryption and block it.
Security Pros do not recommend that users reboot their computers after encountering a ransomware attack as this may help the malware in certain circumstances.