FAQ Category: Ransomware Prevention and Recovery Roadmap

What are the Different Types of Hacking?

Hackers can access your passwords in a multitude of different ways. The most common methods are shoulder surfing, social engineering, dictionary attacks, and just attempting to guess passwords from information about the user that’s available to them. Email hijacking is widespread. Hackers, spammers, and social engineers taking over control of people’s email accounts (and other […]

We are a Small Company So Why Do We Need to Protect Against Ransomware?

Ransomware is a major security threat to all businesses and individuals. Ransomware doesn’t discriminate on organization size. Contrary to popular belief, large companies are not the only targets of ransomware and small-to-mid enterprises are not immune to attacks. Small businesses lose close to $1 billion each year due to ransomware and that number is growing […]

How Do I Reduce the Risk of Ransomware Attacks?

The first step to reduce the risk of a ransomware infection is to install endpoint protection software. Endpoint protection software differs from antivirus software since it protects every endpoint that a company has instead of just a single device. This includes protecting your Cloud, servers, network, desktops and laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other IoT devices […]

How Long Does it Take to Recover from Ransomware?

Ransomware is a very serious problem, but you can recover with Storcom. Removing ransomware and malware can be an extremely difficult and time-consuming chore that most companies do not have the internal resources to complete successfully. The timeframe of ransomware mitigation can vary greatly depending upon a number of factors. These factors include: company size, […]

How Do I Remove Ransomware?

Storcom’s team of experts can walk you through a data recovery strategy in order to regain access to your valuable data and information with our Ransomware Prevention and Recovery Roadmap™.

How Does Ransomware Spread?

80% of ransomware spreads via email; however, an unsuspecting victim can become infected by visiting malicious websites and other methods. A person can download a file or open an attachment that has been compromised with malware. People are also often infected by malvertising, which is malicious advertising. Malvertising requires little or no interaction from the […]

What Do I Do in the Event of a Ransomware Attack?

Besides calling Storcom’s Ransomware Recovery team of experts, businesses need to follow their ransomware removal protocol after they have been impacted by ransomware. If your organization does not have a plan in place, then Storcom can help you create your own Ransomware Prevention and Recovery Roadmap™ prior to a ransomware attack. Ransomware prevention is key […]

What are the Types of Ransomware?

There are two types of ransomware being used today. The first, and most common, is crypto ransomware which encrypts personal files and data. The second is locker ransomware which is designed to lock a user’s computer in order to prevent victims from using it. Users may see an image on the screen or instructions that […]

Who Does Ransomware Affect?

Ransomware affects individuals, small businesses, international conglomerates, non-profit agencies, hospitals, schools, manufacturers, infrastructure and transportation providers, and churches. Basically, anyone can be a victim of a ransomware attack. No industry or sector is immune to ransomware or malware.

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a type of malware (a virus) which either limits or prevents people from accessing their systems because their screen or files have been locked by someone who is demanding a ransom payment. Modern ransomware such as crypto-ransomware encrypts file types in order to force a user to pay a ransom via Bitcoin or […]