Last week's systemic outbreak of the WannaCry ransomware virus reportedly infected victims in 150 countries, paralyzing businesses and agencies across the globe before finally slowing down. Thousands more infections were reported this week, largely in Asia, where many businesses were already closed when the malware first struck. Experts are warning that another ransomware attack may quickly follow, since it doesn’t take much effort to change the code and start over – and there’s a lot of money at stake.
End-user precautions and awareness are your first line of defense. If you are a Zantek managed services client, your servers and workstations are up-to-date and patched for this vulnerability. You are also running a managed antivirus solution and firewall, and likely have Datto’s industry-leading backup solution. Still, it only takes one person to inadvertently expose your critical business data to ever-evolving threats.
> How to protect your business from a ransomware attack