White paper: Ransomware and NetBackup

Johannesburg, 14 Jan 2019
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White paper: Ransomware and NetBackup.
White paper: Ransomware and NetBackup.

Ransomware was a $5 billion business in 2017 and is expected to exceed $10 billion by 2019. Much like other kinds of malware, ransomware most often enters a company through e-mail via phishing attempts (59% of cases), when a user opens a malicious attachment or utilises a compromised Web site or Web application (24% of cases). These attacks almost always enter an organisation at a user's desktop or laptop (85% of cases).

Once the ransomware has penetrated the organisation, it runs malicious software (also known as "payload") on the infected machine with the user's privileges, thereby gaining access to the user's data. The malware may then exploit operating system and application vulnerabilities on the machine or on the network to further penetrate and spread throughout the organisation.

How can you avoid becoming an unwilling participant in this cyber criminal enterprise? This paper will explore how ransomware functions and the important role that a powerful, enterprise-grade data protection solution plays as part of an overall protection strategy against ransomware.

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