Use of e-mail continuity in the event of ransomware attacks
Cyberattacks are a threat to every company these days. Although there are increasingly frequent reports in the media about extensive ransomware attacks and how they affect IT companies and their customers, but the number of unreported cases is probably much higher.
Companies face considerable problems with ransomware attacks. The immediate challenge is the disruption to day-to-day business and, in particular, the massive disruption to email communication, which is essential for normal business operations today. Customer orders can't come in, own orders can't go out, agreements with customers or within the team can't be made. E-mails have simply become indispensable. In addition, such attacks harbour serious security and data protection risks. This makes ransomware attacks a particularly dangerous threat for companies. One possible safeguard in the event of an emergency is to set up an e-mail continuity service in advance.
What is a ransomware attack?
A ransomware attack is a type of cyberattack in which malicious software (ransomware) is used to block or encrypt access to data or systems. A ransom is then demanded from the affected company.
These attacks often begin with infection through phishing e-mail, infected software downloads or exploited security vulnerabilities. After infection, the ransomware encrypts important data on the system and demands a ransom, usually in cryptocurrency, for its release. The attackers threaten permanent data loss, publication on the darknet or further damage if the ransom is not paid.
This is particularly threatening for companies, as it not only results in financial damage and possible loss of business but also harbours data loss, loss of reputation and potential legal consequences. Companies should therefore rely on regular security updates, training their employees in dealing with phishing attempts and regular data backups to protect themselves against such attacks.
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