RANSOMWARE VIRUSES – SCARY, SCARY, SCARY!!!
Ransomware-type viruses are currently the scariest type of virus out on the net!
If contracted, the virus first encrypts your data, so it cannot be accessed. Then the author demands a predetermined dollar amount (“The Ransom”) to be paid in Bitcoins in exchange for the decryption key to unlock your data. Sometimes the decryption key works; sometimes it doesn’t. Yes, it’s a gamble!
One’s only true defense is a solid Disaster Recovery Plan. Dental Computer Professionals highly recommends a combination of local and cloud backup solutions to protect your company’s sensitive data. For more information, click HERE.