- Posted by 1st-IT Team
- On 18th January 2017
Within our sector there are plenty of buzzwords and Ransomware is certainly a hot topic. We have seen a significant increase in the number of Ransomware attempts and attacks within our client base. Some of our clients even have first-hand experience of this.
Ransomware can come from an email or link online or within a document without you even knowing, what it does is attack and encrypts the files on the PC and spreads instantly through the local network locking all he files.
This can cause a huge amount strain and lost time working and the only way to get your files back is to pay the criminals on average £15,000 in bitcoins to de-crypt your files.
We are here to help… As a Sophos partner we have a ready made solution tried and tested by us and thousands of users world wide. Sophos Intercept X combines a number of components to offer protection against advanced, targeted attacks. This is true signature-less Exploit Prevention, Market Leading Ransomware Protection and Forensic Level Reporting. With the prevalence of Ransomware in today’s market, is essential that your business find an approach that offers the best protection against Ransomware at a competitive price.
If you are unaware of the dangers of Ransomware attacks, or more importantly the need to protect yourself against them; below are a few facts and figures to highlight its impact on businesses:
- The average cost to decrypt a single machine hit by Ransomware can exceed £1,500
- Ransomware is growing at a rate of Knots, it has increased six fold in the last 3 years!
- One particular variant, Crypto-Wall 3.0 is estimated to have made more than £25million from US Victims alone in 2015
- Recent developments in the attack have let to eh creation of Ransomware-as-a-Service giving criminals the opportunity to use this particular attack without the infrastructure costs to host it.
Feel free to watch the video below for further information and the recorded webinar.
Contact us for pricing and scheduling before its too late. We are an IT Support company based in London.