Fake ransomware – watch out!

October 1, 2021
Access Tech: Ransomware attacks have increased by a staggering 151%! Is your security secure enough? Watch out!

Ransomware continues to attack, globally. When compared to the first six months of 2020, this year’s attacks have increased by a shocking 151%! This means our defenses must be higher, we must be more aware, and we need plans to thwart this terrible onslaught. These defenses should have protocols that can be immediately activated.

How can you be as aware as possible for these ransomware attacks? And, most importantly, how do you know if it is a real attack?

Cybersecurity consultant Tony Rogers states: “Not all attacks are genuine.” First check “for unusual activity on the network. If there is none, chances are the `attack’ isn’t an attack.” Interestingly, rebooting can remove a suspicious message. This is because “hackers will create a pop-up that locks up the computer and doesn’t allow someone to navigate away. It looks like the real deal, but simply shutting down the system and restarting will remove it.”

Keep this in mind and remember to reach out to Access Tech if you have any concerns, questions, or future plans about security. We have resources and connections that could prevent the expensive and troublesome issues that go along with a security breach of any kind.

[Source: Fake ransomware]