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Defending Against Ransomware

Ransomware strains are constantly evolving and changing. If you’re not aware of the known types of viruses, then it’s very possible that protection strategies used for certain specific types of ransomware will not protect your network against the other varieties. This is especially true of several strains currently running rampant that can affect any file connected to the network, thus easily infecting backups. If your backup isn’t properly protected and gets infected, then it is much harder to get up and running after the attack, and you are more likely to find yourself in the unenviable position in which paying the ransom is the only realistic choice.

By knowing the type of ransomware attack that you are under, the initial response, such as immediately shutting down network connectivity, can significantly limit the damage that’s inflicted. Here are five common types of ransomware viruses attacking organizations.

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