Ransomware Attacks On Small Businesses Eight Times Higher

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Nov 14, 2016 01:15 am PST

Following the news that Kaspersky recently released figures on ransomware attacks against SMBs, FalconStor’s UK & Ireland Managing Director commented below how to recover from an attack if businesses are caught out.

Tony Martin, UK & Ireland Managing Director at FalconStor:

tony-martinEven though research from Kaspersky shows a rise in small and medium businesses (SMBs) being targeted by ransomware, it can affect any type of business, no matter its size. Ransomware can also find many different routes in. It could be as simple as an employee using personal emails or social media at work and clicking on a malicious link. The reality is that staff need to be educated. As well as this, organisations need to be prepared in advance, not  just forced to react. To avoid paying a ransom to regain their data, it is vital to have a disaster recovery solution in place. This is a simple solution and could dig organisations out of a hole should they be caught out.