Ransomware Protection / Prevention Services

Ransomware Protection / Prevention Services

Everything you need to know about Ransomware

The recent massive global ransomware attacks have created a stir in the cyberspace. First reported in UK Hospitals, the cyber-attack has spread wildly across the globe. In fact, the cyber-attack has alarmed people about the vulnerability in cyberspace.

What is Ransomware?

As the name implies, ransomware is a form of malicious software, “malware” for short, which prohibits the normal access to a system or files, unless the victim pays a ransom to regain the access.

Dates back almost ten years, ransomware was originated from Russia as one of the cyber security threats that essentially holds a device hostage until a fee is paid to restore it to normal.

Ransomware is designed to block system files and demand payment to provide the victim with the key that can decrypt the blocked content. It is the most widespread and is believed that this is the most prominent and worrisome cyber threat of the moment.

Ransomware can get into a computer system in many ways:
• Infected email attachments
• Infected removable storage media like portable thumbnail drives
• Downloaded software
• Links in email, social media websites, or instant messages

How to prevent it?

Computer security threats portray the vulnerability in cyber space. If your company does not have tools to protect itself from malware, the Internet can pose a serious risk to your company.

Let us have a look at how to protect your computer from ransomware.
• Install and use an up-to-date antivirus solution (such as Microsoft Security Essentials)
• Avoid clicking on links or opening suspicious or unknown attachments or emails.
• Turn on your smart screen (in Internet Explorer) to identify reported phishing and malware websites
• Have a pop-up blocker running on your web browser
• Backup your important files as regular as possible.

Ransomware Protection and Prevention

How Ransomware Spreads

Typically packaged with installation files pretending as official software updates, ransomware is advertised as updates for Adobe Acrobat, Java and Flash Player. If the user has opened unknown websites such as torrent sites, he or she might have probably encountered some of the ads used to spread malware.

How Ransomware Works

After infecting a device or computer, the malware finds files with JPG, XLS, PNG, DOC and PPT file extensions as they are usually important information. After encryption, the malware tells the user that his or her data is being held for ransom until a fee is paid.

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On top of that, you can always talk to us, IT Solution Singapore. We provide a wide range of IT solution services include the ransomware prevention and malware protection. The cyber security threats can come in many types – hacking a website with malware in order to steal customer information and even hijacking or crashing the site. A single security breach could be a death-knell for a small business. However, we managed to help many companies and organisations by providing them the best solution against the ransomware attacks.

Talk to us today to find out more about how to protect yourself from the malicious ransomware attack.