ransomware

A new era of cyber crime and digital warfare

On the May 13th of May 2017, the digital world was plunged into chaos with the release of the Wannacryp(also referred to as Wannacry) ransomware.

The ransomware attack impacted companies and organizations across the globe. With an estimated 230’000 computers in 150 countries infected in just a few hours. Only those with effective data backups and business continuity plans in places were able to recover in a short time frame. Others lost days or weeks worth of data, or worse yet, all of their data. As of writing there are still thousands of companies and individuals across the globe who are struggling to recover from the attack.

If you were one of the unlucky ones who woke up to find all of your data encrypted along with a ransom demand to unlock your files, you’ll know of the awful feeling of despair that sets in when you realize how negative the impact on business will be. This is something that no one should have to endure or worry about, let alone a busy business leader.

How do you prevent ransomware infection?

This is where ProvidingIT comes in. We give all of our customers complete peace of mind in knowing that:

  • Their IT systems are always maintained and kept upto date with the latest software and security updates.
  • Their data is reliably backed up to ensure speedy recover in worst case scenarios.
  • All of their IT systems are protected with world leading antivirus software.

Don’t leave it until it is too late, contact us now. Don’t become a victim of cyber crime.