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How to spot a ransomware attack before proper damage is done

How to spot a ransomware attack before proper damage is done

One of the most terrifying things that can happen to your business is a ransomware attack.

This is where hackers take control of your network and encrypt all your data, making it unusable. They won’t undo the damage unless you pay a big fee – a ransom fee.

Did you know that often hackers get access to your system up to a hundred days before they launch their attack?

That’s what makes ransomware so difficult to reverse once an attack has started. They take their time to change your IT system and prevent your IT partner from fixing it.

Here are three ways you can detect if hackers have already broken in.

  1. Regularly check the software you have installed. If you notice new software you didn’t download, it could be a sign that you have an intruder.
  2. Look for security software that’s been disabled. Or other settings that have been changed recently, but not by you.
  3. Make sure your list of system administrators doesn’t grow. Check it often to look for new or unusual admins.

There are many more things you should check. Preventing ransomware is a specialized area, and we recommend you work closely with your IT partner to put in place regular checks.

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