Ransomware – A Dangerous Threat to Your Business

Ransomware is a Dangerous Threat to Your Business. It is a current favourite attack of cyber criminals. It’s usually installed when you click on a link in an email that looks legitimate. The payload that is quietly downloaded in the background encrypts your files, and a message is sent to you demanding payment to recover them.


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The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has helpful information and tools to combat the increasing danger of Ransomware.

As the ACSC points out, ‘Never pay a ransom’. There is no guarantee that you will regain access to your information, nor prevent it from being sold or leaked online. You may also be targeted by another attack.
Some states in America have made the payment of these ransoms illegal.

You can read more information from the ACSC that can be found on their website here.
They also have a tool here to help if you have been a victim of a ransomware attack.

Ransomware is a Dangerous Threat to Your Business.

With security settings in Microsoft 365 properly configured, your risk of a ransomware attack is significantly reduced.

Would you like to know more about how to protect yourself and your business?

Please contact us 1300 795 105 / 0416 038 856 if you have any questions.

Graeme Pascoe

I help businesses streamline their technology to support business success. Consolidating your technology offers several benefits to companies of all sizes. A managed service provider can help identify and implement the best ways to maximise technology in your business.

Whenever you’re ready here are 3
ways I can help you further:

1. No obligation analysis of your network
We’ll check your IT structure and advise you on ways to improve efficiency and security.

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Find hidden malicious emails lurking in your inbox (Office 365 or other cloudbased services). Phishing attacks via legitimate-looking emails are the greatest threat to businesses today. Since the COVID-19 pandemic attacks have multiplied to an alarming level. Want to know if you are targeted?

3. Microsoft 365 demonstration
We’ll show you what Office 365 is all about (it’s not just Word, Excel, and email) and show ways in which it may improve your business processes. You may find better ways of working