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The results of ransomware and other cyber attacks can be very unfortunate and result in the loss of important data. It’s crucial to protect your business from all hackers and viruses and avoid cyber attacks whenever possible in order to ensure your information stays safe.

Understanding Ransomware And How To Avoid a Scam

Ransomware attacks

During ransomware attacks, a hacker will encrypt a victim’s files so that they lose access to them unless they pay the hacker a fee.

Ransomware is a type of malicious software (or malware) used by hackers. Essentially, a hacker will encrypt an individual’s files and then demand that they pay to regain access to them. One of the most common ways that hackers deliver ransomware onto a victim’s computer is through fake emails or phishing. The victim will receive an email with a file download that appears to be coming from a trustworthy source. However, once they download the file, they find that they no longer have access to their files. One easy method of ransomware protection is to think carefully before downloading any files. A phony looking email address can sometimes give away a hacker. Even if the email appears to come from an organization that is trustworthy, if you weren’t expecting to receive a file, you might want to double-check with the organization before downloading to avoid cyber attacks.

Protecting Your Business From Ransomware Attacks

The best way to provide your business with ransomware protection is to avoid cyber attacks altogether. It can also be helpful to have a backup of important files in case your system does become compromised. Although there is a certain amount that can be done on an individual level, the best way to protect your business is to receive ransomware protection from the experts. Professionals can install firewall protection, anti-malware, backup data, and virtualize servers.

OnePointSync is your IT Solutions expert, serving Denver and the entire Front Range. For more information about getting cybersecurity and data backup for your business, contact us today.

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