RESTON, Va., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cybersecurity experts are warning about ransomware, one of the fastest rising hacker-related crimes, which demands a ransom payment in exchange for electronic data held hostage.
Ransomware is a growing threat to computer users, who can suddenly find they're unable to open or use their files when their machines are infected. The malicious software can attack any user — an individual, small business, Fortune 500 Company or a government agency. Conventional anti-virus programs may not be able to prevent an attack because hackers continually change their software to stay one step ahead of protective measures.
Unless companies have data backed up, and are careful of emails opened and websites visited, ransomware can prove especially catastrophic.
"We certainly are seeing ransomware as a common threat out there," said FBI Special Agent Thomas Grasso, in a statement published by the AP.
CryptoLocker in particular — is brutally efficient and smart. Holding your files hostage is an effective way to prevent removal by antivirus programs after it has taken root.
This sort of malware demonstrates the importance of backups in a system not directly connected to a computer as well as proper security practices. Unfortunately, it's the kind of malware we'll likely to be seeing more of in the future and it is getting increasingly smarter at getting through firewalls and into backups.
One solution to ransomware offered by GreenTec-USA is WORMdisk™, which prevents stored files or back ups from being taken hostage. In effect, ransomware is powerless to take control of data that is stored on WORMdisk™.
Use of the WORMdisk™ is easy and intuitive since it installs and operates like a standard HDD.
The WORMdisk™ is also the only storage device of its type to allow full encryption to provide an additional level of protection to a company's data.
If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with GreenTec-USA, please contact Bob Waligunda at (703) 391-6325, ext.: 2005 or email: [email protected]
Contact: Bob Waligunda
Tel.: (703) 391-6325 ext.: 2005