Ransomware and Leakware

How the cloud and encryption help reduce the damage.

Free Infographic: Risks of Ransomware and How a Secure Storage Strategy Helps

How many companies are affected, what can I do to prevent an attack, and how does my storage strategy affect my risk of losing data through a leakware attack? Our free infographic gives you an overview of the risk and helps you figure out a prevention strategy.

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Why You Should Be Considering the Risk of a Ransomware Attack

From private individuals to large organizations, ransomware attacks are everywhere. We are talking about a malicious software that blocks access to a system, device, or file excluding the affected person or organization from accessing their data, until a ransom is paid.

In a leakware attack, sensitive data could not only be restricted of access but also threatened to be published, which concern business confidentiality, as the attack could affect a company, its partners and customers. However, there are different ways to prevent your data from being exposed to a cyber-attack.

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Incorporate Security Into Your Cloud Strategy

There are some good practices to reduce the risk of exposure. Cloud services can be very helpful in mitigating the damage from ransomware by the means of storing backups regularly, but to be sure data will not be disclosed, it is important to add an extra layer of protection.

Boxcryptor provides end-to-end encryption to your cloud, making sure your files are secure and useless to unauthorized persons. Without meaningful data, there is no worthwhile target for attack.

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Encrypt Your Data Before Someone Else Does

Cybercriminals are constantly looking for creative ways to hold your data hostage: suspicious links, phishing emails, malicious websites, or remote desktop protocol (RDP) are some traditional ways ransomware propagates nowadays. In a matter of seconds, anyone can be victim of a cyber-attack.

Apart from implementing a reliable backup strategy and using an encryption software like Boxcryptor, there are other ways to minimize the harm. Learn more about how to protect yourself or your business from ransomware attacks in our blog article.

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Free Infographic: Risks of Ransomware and How a Secure Storage Strategy Helps

How many companies are affected, what can I do to prevent an attack, and how does my storage strategy affect my risk of losing data through a leakware attack? Our free infographic gives you an overview of the risk and helps you figure out a prevention strategy.

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