Ransomware Recovery Cases Show it’s Possible to Come Back From Attack

Ransomware Recovery Cases Show We Can Come Back From Attack

February 3, 2017

TechTargetThough the concept of ransomware dates back decades, the problem has hit an epidemic level in the last couple of years, with the FBI estimating it to be a billion-dollar “industry” in 2016.

This malware that encrypts the victim’s data and demands payment for the decryption key often gets into a system through an infected email attachment or website. The case studies below detail how organizations were hit and their ransomware recovery strategy that followed, with the help of vendors Reduxio, Nasuni Enterprise File Services and Carbonite.

… The Lewis Group of Companies, a real estate developer based in Upland, Calif., was hit with the Cryptolocker strain of ransomware through an email-based phishing attack one night in June 2014 and didn’t find out about it until the next morning. Thankfully, the computers there regularly shut down at 2 a.m., so the ransomware was not able to encrypt files after that time, said Michael Viselli, senior information services project manager.

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