Don't be held to ransom

How safe are you from ransomware?

Currently the most prevalent money-making scheme employed by cyber-criminals, the rise of ransomware has been astonishing. According to a report by the Cyber Threat Alliance, throughout the whole of 2015 a total of $325 Million was taken using ransomware.

However the US FBI reports that ransomware has taken $209 Million in just the first three months of 2016, more than eight times the total for 2015. At this rate ransomware is expected to yield close to $1 Billion by the end of the year unless individuals and organisations improve both their defences and security awareness.

 

Ransomware quick facts

Ransomware is type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system, files or system functions until a sum of money (the ransom) is paid by the victim.
Ransomware is spread by Email (spam, phishing), through compromised websites and other malware (blended attacks).
Effective protection from ransomware requires a combination of next generation antivirus, an advanced threat protection platform, effective security awareness and a well rehearsed cyber incident response programme.

 

You've already been hit by a ransomware attack?

Infosec Partners' cyber incident and emergency response team can help. We'll make sure the threat is identified, contained and eradicated quickly to minimise any impact to you, your business and customers. Our forensics experts can help identify the cause of the attack, allowing you to identify any security vulnerabilities. We can then help you stay protected against future ransomware attacks, and make sure you have an effective programme of prevention, prediction, identification and recovery.