According to Cisco security researches, all ransomware, (specifically TeslaCrypt 3.0.1 ransomware) has become the black plague of the internet.
If your business was created on either of these platforms, it is critical you update to the latest version of the content management system now.
Although ransomware has been around for more than a decade, we’re seeing it strike more and more consumers and businesses.
Previous versions of TeslaCrypt presented an opportunity for researchers to create tools that allowed people to decrypt their files without paying a ransom, but that weakness is now closed.
There is currently no workaround for this version of the ransomware.
Today, ransomware schemes have become one of the most common types of malware on the internet.
When your computer is infected with ransomware, your files are encrypted and you are presented with instructions to pay the cybercriminals (typically around $500) to get the decryption key and ultimately your files back.
Under no condition, do we suggest paying the fee, as this might open you up to further risks.
Ransomware can slip past Antivirus programs, due to minor tweaks in the code that help it avoid security scans.
For now, backing up your files is absolutely the best defense, but just last month, the FBI warned that cybercriminals are increasingly aiming “to infect whole networks with ransomware and use persistent access to locate and delete network backups”.
This is why now, more than ever, it is critical that you have several backup measures in place along with a solid disaster recovery plan.
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