What is Ransomware?
Malicious software that locks your files and demands payment to access them. Ransomware is a term for the many variations of malware that infect computer systems, typically by social engineering schemes. A cryptovirology attack encrypts critical files and systems and renders them inaccessible to the owner. Ransomware sometimes marks the files for permanent deletion or publication on the internet. The perpetrators then demand a payment (usually in untraceable cryptocurrency like Bitcoin) for the private key required to decrypt and access the files. Infamous ransomware examples include CryptoLocker, CryptoWall, Locky, Cerber, KeyRanger, SamSam, TeslaCrypt, TorrentLocker, and Reveton.
How Does Datto Siris Provide Ransomware Protection?
Ransomware perpetrators target small to medium sized businesses with a modest budget to pay the ransom. If data is important to your business, you are a target. To get in to your systems, they may send a phishing email to your staff. Because 94% of people can’t distinguish between a real email and a phishing email 100% of the time, they get in. And if they don’t, they try again until someone somewhere clicks the link. That’s where ITS and Datto come in. We offer three types of Datto protection: Datto SIRIS, Datto Backupify and Datto Drive.
- Datto SIRIS: No matter what or where the cybercriminals target, SIRIS will protect physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures and data. The business continuity offered by Siris will protect you from ransomware.
- Datto Backupify: Even if ransomware damages your data on cloud-based applications like Office 365, Google Apps, or SalesForce, using Backupify protects the data that is the lifeblood of your business.
- Datto Drive: Ransomware attacks are commonly spread through traditional file syncing, when one user’s infection can spread to others; By using Datto Drive, you can easily roll back to a backup created before the attack.