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Tips for Protection from Ransomware Attacks

Published on 22 May 17
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The world witnessed the biggest online attack in the history of cyber-attacks. This has indeed left all of us thinking about our online safety. Here, we are to tell you how you can safeguard yourself from the worry of getting affected by Ransomware.
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Well, in this blog we are not only going to help yourself cover for attacks like Ransomware but also help you get tighter security. So, that you are prepared for any kind of cyber-attack. With the increasing number of users, the vulnerability of systems is also increasing. And we are witnessing a new kind of crime which needs to be fought with awareness and attentiveness. Let’s first understand what you should do if you are already a victim of Ransomware.
What to do if you are already a attacked by Ransomware?
The first and the foremost thing, you must disconnect your computer from all the internet servers and services that you have been using as a company or as an individual. So that it does not affect the other devices or machines in your environment. Then, you need to report this to the cybercrime cell and inform them about how it happened. And then seek help from software development specialist who is a tester or technology professional. Or someone who is a software expert and specializes in data recovery. Then, you can closely understand the options you have to recover the data that you may have lost due to the attack. There are many tools that can help you unlock your file or computer and help you also safeguard for future cyber-attacks.
What if you have to PAY?
In cases where you have to pay to get your data back, you should still not pay ransom because this only promote these kind of crimes. It will make sense to pay the ransom, only when you don’t have the backup and the data is highly important. The reason we suggest not to pay for the ransom is because there were many who paid for the ransom and did not hear back. As the hackers have many requests pending for their data to be released.
Tips to Combat Cyber Attack
  • Use Updated Software
  • Install High End Anti-Virus
  • Take Action of Suspicious Activities
  • Always Have Backups
How did the virus work?
The attack was for those computers that were connected to the Internet and were using Windows Operating Systems. Therefore, those systems that were not updates with the security patch that was released in March’17 were affected by the WannaCry Attack.
How was WannaCry Stopped?
While working, a developer accidentally found a way to prevent WannaCry from spreading. He looked at the computer code and noticed the virus was spreading. He looked at the computer code and noticed that the virus was directing computers to a domain name. And then he saw that the virus was directing computers to a domain name. He then checked the domain name and saw it was available for a small price. So he enabled the kill switch which removed the WannaCry virus to spread any further.
The Conclusion:
There is a need to understand that we are really vulnerable in this online world and we need to safeguard ourselves before anything of this sort strikes us. Firstly, you need a security plan for which you or your business managers should get some advice from Software Development Experts or the SDET’s who can help you secure your systems from hackers, attacks and breaches. Share your views on this topic, we would love to hear from you.
The world witnessed the biggest online attack in the history of cyber-attacks. This has indeed left all of us thinking about our online safety. Here, we are to tell you how you can safeguard yourself from the worry of getting affected by Ransomware.

Tips for Protection from Ransomware Attacks - Image 1

Well, in this blog we are not only going to help yourself cover for attacks like Ransomware but also help you get tighter security. So, that you are prepared for any kind of cyber-attack. With the increasing number of users, the vulnerability of systems is also increasing. And we are witnessing a new kind of crime which needs to be fought with awareness and attentiveness. Let’s first understand what you should do if you are already a victim of Ransomware.

What to do if you are already a attacked by Ransomware?

The first and the foremost thing, you must disconnect your computer from all the internet servers and services that you have been using as a company or as an individual. So that it does not affect the other devices or machines in your environment. Then, you need to report this to the cybercrime cell and inform them about how it happened. And then seek help from software development specialist who is a tester or technology professional. Or someone who is a software expert and specializes in data recovery. Then, you can closely understand the options you have to recover the data that you may have lost due to the attack. There are many tools that can help you unlock your file or computer and help you also safeguard for future cyber-attacks.

What if you have to PAY?

In cases where you have to pay to get your data back, you should still not pay ransom because this only promote these kind of crimes. It will make sense to pay the ransom, only when you don’t have the backup and the data is highly important. The reason we suggest not to pay for the ransom is because there were many who paid for the ransom and did not hear back. As the hackers have many requests pending for their data to be released.

Tips to Combat Cyber Attack

  • Use Updated Software
  • Install High End Anti-Virus
  • Take Action of Suspicious Activities
  • Always Have Backups


How did the virus work?

The attack was for those computers that were connected to the Internet and were using Windows Operating Systems. Therefore, those systems that were not updates with the security patch that was released in March’17 were affected by the WannaCry Attack.

How was WannaCry Stopped?

While working, a developer accidentally found a way to prevent WannaCry from spreading. He looked at the computer code and noticed the virus was spreading. He looked at the computer code and noticed that the virus was directing computers to a domain name. And then he saw that the virus was directing computers to a domain name. He then checked the domain name and saw it was available for a small price. So he enabled the kill switch which removed the WannaCry virus to spread any further.

The Conclusion:

There is a need to understand that we are really vulnerable in this online world and we need to safeguard ourselves before anything of this sort strikes us. Firstly, you need a security plan for which you or your business managers should get some advice from Software Development Experts or the SDET’s who can help you secure your systems from hackers, attacks and breaches. Share your views on this topic, we would love to hear from you.

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