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What do you know about Ransomware?

What is Ransomware?

  • Malicious software that locks your files and demands payment to access them.
  • A term for the many variations of malware that infect computer systems, typically by social engineering schemes, i.e. the manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential information
  • A cryptovirology attack encrypts critical files and systems and renders them inaccessible to the owner.
  • May mark the encrypted information for permanent deletion or publication on the internet.
  • Perpetrators demand a payment (usually in untraceable cryptocurrency like Bitcoin) for the private key required to decrypt and access the files.
  • Even if payment is made there can be no guarantee of successful retrieval of the encrypted data.  


How else can Timewade help you?


As an integral part of our IT Manager support:


  • We can run internal workshops with you to inform your staff about ransomware threats and what they should do.
  • Implement patch management policy’s.
  • Upgrade your protection to Sophos’s latest generation security products which:
  1. prevents the malicious spontaneous encryption of data by ransomware
  2. protects your files in their safe states
  3. provides mobile device control and



Talk to us today and find out how we can help you on 01392 367676

Posted on Jul 07, 2017 - 04:21 PM
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