Ransomware cyber attacks are not completely new to the security world. They’ve been around since the 90s but the extent to which the virus infected and the damage incurred thereupon was relatively less. Nowadays, with personal information and social data being stored in our computer systems that can lead to irreparable damage, if the hacker gets holds of it, is a disturbing thought to many of us. Even more so is the case if you own a small or medium business or service which relies on computer software to complete different set of tasks, or store certain critical information regarding customers and the company. Such information and data can provide them hackers an easy way to publish the data or even block access to your own information until certain ransom is paid.
Ransomware attacks, though differ technically from each other, are implemented in a very similar manner. Their main objective is to install a Trojan in the system, by making it appear as a legitimate software program. And when the user runs the program, the virus gets installed and since it’s programmed to execute a series of commands set forth by the hacker, it runs them all, which eventually leads to the system being controlled by the hacker.
Popular means through which a virus was spread till now is through emails, although many viruses were spread even without any human interaction. Wannacry is a prime example for the latter. It gained popularity in the late 2017s and early 2018s infecting nearly 230,000 computers, even those companies and academic institutions in the USA.
If you own a business or a service that depends on project management software or use different databases to store company information, it is better to approach any IT service provider in your area and make proper changes in the system to make it secure enough to block any such trojan malware from being installed into the system. Building construction companies, Healthcare services, Project management firms or any other medium or small business entities are more vulnerable to these attacks and they even target those attacks towards aforementioned entities as they’re easy to gain access to.
Preferred IT Solutions, here in Pittsburgh, aims to block these ransomware attacks on your systems by implementing state-of-the-art security strategies, wherein we maintain a good Applocker software policy on windows managed systems, which prevents any infected software from running on the computers, securing data regularly using up-to-date backup systems and secure file monitoring, among many other things. Better email, DNS filtering is also provided as part of our service to our clients. You don’t need to worry about any security breach or ransomware attacks or access blockage of any of your data, for we provide everything your computers and networks need to continue working securely. Our aim is to make businesses and different small and medium enterprises in Pittsburgh safe and secure from any virus attacks and thereby protecting your data and prevent financial losses to the business.