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How Do I Protect Myself From Ransomware

Skitterblink is well-known for its team concept that was developed in the mid 90’s. We were one of the first cleaning services in SA that implemented this concept.

Skitterblink takes our utmost care not to only clean with precision but to also protect the area we’ve been tasked with. Our industry-leading training, procedures, and products mean that we ensure an excellent service every time.
When cleaning homes, PC’s are often part of the “furniture” and the purpose of this article is to educate people about what ransomware is, how they can identify it and how to protect your PC network against it. We hope this information comes in handy like we found it to be in our business.

What is Ransomware?
“Ransomware” is malicious software that allows a cyber-criminal to access an individual or company’s computers, encrypt sensitive data and then demand some form of payment to decrypt it. Doing so essentially lets hackers hold user data or a system to ransom.
Ransomware can hit anyone, but hackers are increasingly going after targets that are more willing to pay up.
The most popular attack vector for ransomware is via malicious email campaigns. The lucrative nature of ransomware – combined with the fact this cybercrime is relatively easy to commit. Means that more cybercriminals are now making use of it.

How do I protect my network from ransomware?
Backup your most important files regularly use the 3-2-1 rule. In other words, the 3-2-1 backup rule means you should: Have at least three copies of your data. Store the copies on two different media. Keep one backup copy offsite.
Additionally, educate your employees so they can identify social engineering and spear-phishing attacks. And make them aware of the potential risks to your business.

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