Less Than Half Paying Ransomware Actually Get Their Data Back

As it turns out, paying the ransom on a ransomware attack is a great way to end up losing both your data and your money.

According to a study by Cyberedge, less than 50% of people hit by a ransomware attack who pay the ransom actually are able to recover their files.¬†Of those who caved to the demand and paid the ransom, 49.4 per cent said they could recover their data, while 50.6 ended up losing it anyway. The not-so-shocking conclusion is that criminals don’t always stay true to their word.

So what’s the takeaway? Further reading of the study confirms what we’ve advised our clients for years; make sure you have good backups¬†regardless of whether you use the Cloud or store data locally. And in the event of a ransomware infection, restore to the last backup.

If you’re not 100% sure of your data backups – whether you have Cloud data, premises data, or a combination – contact us and we’ll be glad to assist you. MicroData offers a full Managed Backup service as well as 1-click rollback restore solutions. You can also learn more on our website.

Everyone stay safe out there!


 

SecureCloud Backup – 50% off Through Dec. 31

MicroData is celebrating the holidays and over the next 2 weeks I’ll announce some special offers for our customers and friends.

Special #1: If you’re looking for a secure business-grade Cloud backup solution, a 1-year subscription to MicroData’s SecureCloud Backup is 50% off through December 31. And we’re even throwing in free setup.

SecureCloud Backup works with any PC, Mac, or Server and requires no user intervention or maintenance. Fully HIPAA compliant with military-grade encryption.

And at 50% off, you can start with 250GB of de-duplicated storage for just $34.50/month (new SecureCloud Backup customers only).

This offer ends December 31, so don’t wait to lock in a full year of savings.

Contact us at 800.924.8167 or online to learn more or get started.

 


 

Free Cloud Backup Accounts

Yes, free. Our partner, iDrive, offers 5GB cloud backup accounts for free. No strings attached.

Click here for instructions. Works with Macs or PCs.

And while you can purchase more storage space if you’d like, you can fit a lot onto 5GB. So go for it! Backups are good!