Following The Mr Chow ransomware news that broke this week highlights the need for every business to be wary of this growing online threat. Andrew Stuart, MD EMEA at Datto, Inc commented below.
Andrew Stuart, Managing Director EMEA at Datto, Inc:
“Unfortunately, ransomware is an area where prevention is key – make sure you’re scanning your machines regularly with reputable AV software, don’t open unknown attachments, and back up your computer regularly. If you have business-critical data it’s certainly worth investigating cloud services, and when considering cloud services look at the restore times you might want for the data. Also consider a cloud-to-cloud secure backup solution additionally.
Once you’re infected with ransomware there are only two options – abandon your data, or pay up.
However, with Datto there’s a third option – restore from your cloud backup and continue your business uninterrupted.”