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Encrypting ransomware

Ransomware is malicious software designed to hold your practice’s data hostage by encrypting files and demanding sums of money (normally in Bitcoin, which is difficult to trace) in exchange for a decryption key that may or may not be provided even if you pay the ransom. Ransomware attacks are increasing exponentially, with industry experts reporting that over 1 million new threats are released each day. This type of malware is also growing more sophisticated—infecting not only your computer systems but also erasing files on external backup drives and even infecting certain cloud backup systems. Due to the nature of this malware, anti-virus software offers no protection from this threat. The best protection against ransomware (and a host of other threats to your data) is a comprehensive, actively-managed multi-version backup and recovery solution. ShadowSafe renders ransomware harmless by enabling subscribers to quickly and easily restore their programs and data using the complete backup images we create. Contact us for a complimentary backup and recovery audit.

National Public Radio (NPR) recently did a story: http://one.npr.org/i/366849122:369402148

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Larry Bates is the Chief Technology Officer and a Founding Partner of vitalEsafe