Did you know that 27% of malware attacks in 2020 were the result of ransomware, according to Gartner?
Ransomware is malware that encrypts the victim's files. The attacker demands payment of a ransom in exchange for a decryption key. The victim is threatened with the disclosure of public data if he fails to pay the ransom.
According to the ITR, ransomware was one of the most common attack vectors in the last quarter of 2020. The popularity of this malware is due to its profitable nature.
After several awareness actions, employees should have no doubts about what a suspicious email is, think before clicking, not provide personal and confidential information, analyse file extensions, be careful with email attachments, block suspicious emails, among other preventive measures.
To ensure that employees are informed and prepared to defend themselves against a potential attack, the organization should test them by simulating suspicious messages and encourage them to report them.
In conclusion, due to its profitable nature, ransomware malware is becoming popular. The best solution to ensure the protection of your organization is to prevent, make a copy to protect the data in different places (backup), and train your employees, since human error is one of the main causes that weakens an organization.