Fake Ransomware is NOT Fake NewsYou see this message pop-up on your computer screen:
and realize your computer is under the attack of ransomware. All of your important files and documents become encrypted and they only way to access the decryption password is to pay the ransom fee before time runs out.
Ransomware attacks have become growing trend ever since the first “Trojan Aids” attack in 1989. As we’ve seen over the past couple of years, these attacks have become more wide spread, with hacker groups trying to make as much money as they can.
Imagine being so scared by this tactic that you see a ransomware message pop-up on your screen that you’ll pay for the decryption password before you have the change to determine if the attack is real or fake.
As of lately, a new breed of ransomware has been on the rise, “Fake” Ransomware. The fake ransomware attacks try to appear as legitimate in order to trick people into paying for a decryption password they wont need, to try and make a profit.
Below we have comprised a list of tips that will help you determine if an attack is real or fake:
In the event of a ransomware attack, a good backup software is key to resorting any compromised files. We recommend Syncrify by Synametrics Technologies. Syncrify is a private cloud backup software that is created within your network. This means backed up files remain in your control and no 3rd party will ever has access to your files. Eliminating the threat of any privacy concerns.
Another great feature of Syncrify is Ransomware Prevention. Through the creation of a “dummy file” Syncrify can detect if the machine was recently infected with a ransomware virus before a scheduled backup runs. The administrator is alerted via email if such infection is detected and new backups are aborted, saving the previously backed up data.
For more information on ransomware prevention, please visit http://web.synametrics.com/syncrify-ransom-ware.htm. For any additional questions about Syncrify visit http://web.synametrics.com/Syncrify.htm
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