Ransomware and Email Scams… Be Afraid… Be Very Afraid

Kevin GallgherIT Services

New 365 Phishing Scam
Over the past month we have seen three local companies that have been affected byransomware and of those three, two are in bad shape right now. Don’t know whatransomware is? Ransomware is when a hacker or a cyber terrorist steal your information or hack into your system and hold your system or information hostage for money. In most cases they ask for bitcoins which are untraceable and the FBI often does not catch these suspects making it near impossible to police.
How do you defend yourself against this?
  • Regular backups of your server and website.
  • Stronger password management – NEVER use your office password for any online passwords.
  • Antivirus software.
  • Employee training on what to watch for in potential email scams.
Want more information or to schedule a time to talk about security and backups? Call us today and we will help you develop a strategy to protect your and your clients information.