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How to stop Ransomware – As Ransomware is on the rise
New research has found that ransomware attacks have doubled in 2019 compared to 2018. So ransomware attacks are on the rise again.
If that’s not startling enough, hackers are using your own passwords to infect your systems with Ransomware. Continue reading to find out the possible methods on how to stop Ransomware.
What is Ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malware that hackers use in Cyber-Attacks against your business. Ransomware encrypts your files and then the Cyber Criminals demand a ransom payment in return for a decryption key.
They will promise to decrypt your encrypted data after the ransom is paid but rarely do.
There are many different types of ransomware infection, with ransomware-as-a-service becoming more popular – this is a pre-packaged, easy-to-launch virus sold on the dark web for novice Cyber Criminals.
Other forms of ransomware include the infamous WannaCry attack which hit the NHS and other global businesses and Locky, which has been around for a long time.
Ransomware – Common Attack Methods
In a recent report, security researchers analysed ransomware attacks on honeypots
– servers designed to be appealing to hackers – during the first six months of 2019.
The research found that brute force attacks, whereby hackers attempt multiple logins using common or leaked passwords to break into accounts.
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