Boulder, CO – March 9, 2016 – Cybercrime is continually taking on the new forms. Recent cyber-attacks launched against hospitals and other businesses, cybercriminals are using the new encryption Trojans, Locky and TeslaCrypt, to extract payments in exchange for releasing their data. IT departments from around the world, across all industries, must now be prepared for this new form of cybercrime.
In a recent report released by Google’s virus warning service, VirusTotal, only three of the 54 different virus scanning software were able to recognize the initial intrusion of the spyware*. In some cases, these Trojans were at work for weeks infecting the unprotected data without the knowledge of company personnel or IT administrators. Unfortunately, this situation in the U.S., has led to the first recorded hospitals paying cybercriminals a substantial sum of money to release the hospitals’ critical patient data.
SEP Software, the developer of a platform independent backup and disaster recovery solution, is an expert in this area. SEP can advise companies to avoid such situations and provide expert assistance creating a thorough backup strategy to eliminate the possibility of blackmail during a cyber-attack. Using SEP as your backup software, a company can confidently restore all critical data, even after a ransom attack.