Ransomware is a type of malware that can be covertly installed on a computer without the intention or even the knowledge of the user. These viruses encrypt and hold data hostage until a ransom is paid to hackers. The malware restricts access to the infected computer system in some way, and demands that the user pay a ransom to the malware operators to remove the restriction.
Backup and Disaster Recovery
Chortek’s backup and disaster recovery services are a key tool that reduces business risk. This fact is reinforced by a recent publication from the FBI regarding “ransomware”. The FBI warns that having a good backup is the only way to recover from a ransomware attack, short of paying the hackers the ransom. The FBI does not recommend that.
Contact Mike Senkbeil, Chortek’s IT Support Center team at 262-522-8226 if you would like a free check of your data backup solution.
See also “Malware Outbreak – Risky Business“