Ransomware – Buy Back Your Own Files – F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab 1


Ransomware – Buy Back Your Own Files – F-Secure Weblog : News from the Lab

The people over at F-Secure have analyzed the latest in “Ransomware” (viruses which encrypt your data and charge you a “fee” to unlock it).  In the end, they came up with a pretty profound solution to this problem—ok, it’s not profound, it’s something you should be doing anyhow.

Their opinion is this.  If you are following a good backup strategy, and are infected with one of these worms, you have two choices 1) pay the money (which is a bad idea) or 2) delete the file and restore it from a backup.

Online backups services like Carbonite, Mozy, iDrive, Dropbox, and Amazon S3 (to name a few) may cost you more than the "Ransom", but in the end knowing that your data is safe—be it virus, fire, flood, or 2012, it’s worth the money.

Have a great day:)
Patrick.


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