Technology surprises us with something new every now and again. Faster, stronger and smarter processors are being developed to meet our ever-hungry society. Through the process of evolution, we are the one species that is sorely dependent on an “artificial organism” to live our daily lives.
Do computers consume us?
Yes, we are and we are not ashamed to admit it! In fact, in 2012 34.3% of the world’s population used the internet; with Asia, as a combined region, taking up 44% of that pie. The ongoing demand is almost like a new religion, and we as followers are constantly praying for a new software to drop from the sky. Arguably, with the power of IT, we are unstoppable.
Not surprisingly, malwares have also sprung up and are the supervillain of our lifetime. Gradually too, they have gotten a considerable upgrade so the harder we fight them, the smarter and more persistent they will become.
Knowing the “star” of the malware Cosa Nostra society
Among other things, malicious software will corrupt your data, slow down your operating system and slap you with a non-stop stream of pop-up ads annoying the hell out of us all. Numerous computer bugs have since been detected throughout the years, and one actually stood out among the rest: The Ransomware.
In December 1989 (during the floppy disc era), biologist Dr Joseph L. Popp reportedly delivered 20,000 of the ransomware-infected discs to over 90 countries, by mail, under the impression of an AIDS education software. The result: hundreds of medical research facilities around the world were affected and lost valuable data.
So what makes this type of virus special? Ransomware will slip itself quietly into your email or already-infected system, and once settled it attacks by getting complete control of your system settings while holding on to your personal files and folders. However, what makes it different is that it prompts you with a display of what it does. “This is a stick-up. Give me what I want and I may-or-may not return what you have lost.”
Even though such threats may be frustrating for a personal user, but a ransom of an office filled with locked-on CPUs is indeed a no laughing matter. It is a lose-win situation, it’s just of a matter of how much.
So what can we do?
Global ITN, the right superhero to save the day
Ransomware is here to stay, and it will continue to mutate well into the future. In fact, as our forthcoming systems are endlessly advancing to meet its match, we need to be prepared for any shortcomings unknowingly creeping into our systems. What Global ITN can provide is strong and secure IT defense mechanism to protect your data from every malicious attack.
What Global ITN offers:
- Penetrating testing
- Rule set changes and validation
- Configuration changes
- Firewall updates
- Patch management
- General maintenance
- Backup and recovery
- 24/7 security monitoring
- Fault analysis
- Also,on demand reports
We need resilient security counteract any digital outbreaks which are obvious and threatening across all industry sectors, no matter how small the business is.
Remember, prevention is always better than the cure.
For a proactive approach, get in touch with Global ITN today. Find out how we can advise and support your business to prevent malware attacks happening to you.