The computer words, “Ransomware, crypto-locker (virus), and bitcoins” have unfortunately become business words. As a computer security consultant, I have assisted business with surviving this type of attack and I agree with my security colleagues: the best and often only way to recover from this attack is with robust, air gapped backups.
But my business has a firewall, antimalware software, limited user accounts and we don’t install things without our IT department! You’re still at risk. I’ll write more about this in a future article.
In the meantime, you can attend some free training on September 15, 2016. Reservations required. Read more in this PDF.