A type of malicious software known as ransomware is a type of virus that restricts a user’s access to a computer, device, or file until the user pays a ransom. Ransomware can do this via encrypting files on the endpoint, threatening to remove files, or limiting access to the system. Attacks using ransomware on hospitals, emergency call centres, and other crucial infrastructure can be very destructive.
How to protect your data from Ransomware Attacks
A data security system that provides application whitelisting, access control, and data encryption is something that organisations should think about investing in if they want to protect themselves adequately against ransomware. Application whitelisting refers to the process of selecting which software applications or executable files are permitted to run. This can be done in a number of different ways. Malware is unable to infiltrate and carry out its intended function on the network as a result of this.
According to the Microsoft Information Security Advisory Center (MS-ISAC), the single most effective method of recovering from a ransomware infection is backing up critical data. However, there are a few things that should be taken into consideration. To prevent hackers from gaining access to your backup files, they should be well-protected and kept in a location that is not connected to the internet.
Never Click on Unsafe links
It is best not to click on links contained in spam messages or on websites that are unfamiliar to you. When you click on links that could be harmful, a download could start automatically, putting your computer at risk of being infected.