eBook: Defending against crypto ransomware

Unlike traditional malware, crypto ransomware doesn’t steal information. Instead, it encrypts a victim’s documents, spreadsheets, pictures, videos and other files, and then demands a ransom to unlock the encrypted files — a form of digital blackmail. The ransom amount varies, from $150–$500 for an individual to thousands of dollars for an organization.

Defending against crypto ransomware

The payment goes through systems that are hard to trace, such as wire transfers, premium-rate text messages, pre-paid voucher services like Paysafecard, or Bitcoin.

A crypto ransomware attack can take hostage not only data stored on a company’s individual computers, but also the files on its servers and cloud-based file-sharing systems — leading to financial losses, stopping business in its tracks and potentially damaging the organization’s reputation.

Download your copy of the Defending against crypto ransomware eBook and get a walkthrough on:

  • How ransomware is delivered to a user’s computer
  • Stages of crypto-ransomware infection
  • Best practices that can be applied immediately.

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