Ransomware is a form of kidnapping in which someone close to you is taken and threatened with being released if a ransom is paid to the abductors. In this instance, hackers or attackers lock your systems to prevent you from accessing your data. Then they demand money to release your data.
The ransom you pay to get access to your files does not guarantee that your data will actually be returned. The attackers could continue to demand more money or refuse to release your data. Ransomware is a prevalent threat and it can be difficult to eradicate.
The biggest scam is that Cyber Criminals are banding together to share ideas, tools and intelligence in order to target large organizations.
The attacker locked the system and demanded that.25 bitcoin be sent. The time it took to send the money was 4 days 6 hours. This is how you can see the message from a ransomware attack.
There are steps you can take to avoid Ransomware. You will see some of them in this blog. Let’s get into the subject: Search for decryption software: If you already have this problem, search for the decryption software. “NO MORE RANSOM!” is an initiative of law enforcement and security companies. It contains many decryption keys that can be used to decrypt Ransomware in multiple versions.
2. Backup: It is always a good idea to back up your data. This is not only helpful if your system is encrypted but also helps in the following situations.
Sometimes you may delete your data accidentally.
Your system could crash.
The Backup data can be very helpful at this time. Ransom is not required if you have backed-up your data. You can simply avoid ransomware messages by restoring your data.
3. Multi-Factor authentication: MFA allows the user to access files only after they have gone through two or more authentication processes. The authentication evidence can be in the form a soft-token or hard-token or an SMS code called One Time Password. This means that the attacker cannot take your physical devices with him to verify the SMS or soft token. You don’t have to worry about the security of the system failing to keep pace.
4. Filter and scan emails before they reach staff and users. Staff should not open ransomware and phishing emails that arrive in their inboxes. Many ransomware and phishing scams can be avoided by email filtering and content scanning.
5. Be cautious about what you click: Ransomware can be very difficult to prevent. It all depends on how you behave online. It would be best to be careful when clicking on ads, spam email links, and social media messages. It is best to ignore any emails, links, or social media messages from unknown sources.
6. You need to use robust security. Although Antivirus Software can help prevent some ransomware variants from being launched, you will still need to run regular scans to ensure that you are aware of any potential threats. If you’ve already experienced the problem and are trying backup your data, ensure that the system is clean. Security software can be used to check your system.
7. Update your software. Hackers and attackers tend to attack older versions of software, as the security features in the old software may not be strong enough to stop modern attacks. Modern problems require modern solutions, as they say. Keep your software, systems, and mobile apps up-to-date.
8. The Least Privilege Method: Allow people to only have the privileges they need to complete their tasks. This reduces the risk of attackers gaining access to sensitive data or key systems. IAM controls can help you grant the least privilege access.