Ransomware attacks have evolved over the years, adopting more stealthy and sophisticated techniques. It is estimated to grow to $20 billion by the end of 2021. Did you know that 51% of organisations were hit by ransomware in the last one year? What happens after?

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Types of ransomware

  1. Cryptolocker: They encrypt the files, folders in the hard drive and all connected media. E.g. WannaCry ransomware.
  2. Locker: Unlike Cryptolocker ransomware, they do not encrypt the files in the system, but locks the device itself.
  3. Ransomware as a service (RaaS): This type of ransomware has adopted the concept of the Software-as-a-Service model. E.g. GrandCrab.
  4. Cerber: Cerber ransomware makes use of RaaS model and encrypts the data files and the network drives.

We recommend the following to stay safe:

  1. Verify the authenticity of emails before responding.
  2. Securely back-up sensitive data to designated drives regularly.
  3. If you are in doubt, contact your organisation’s IT helpdesk immediately.