Safecoms Breakfast

SafeComs’ Breakfast every Friday

Focusing on a different topic each month, we introduce you to the latest IT Security threats while reviewing concepts on how to secure your business.


cryptolocker ransomwareDespite the increasing amount of money spent on firewalls, antivirus and monitoring software, ransomware continues to spread without the prospect of stopping anytime soon. With hackers improving their techniques, it becomes nearly impossible for businesses to secure their data without proper measures.

Damages caused by this specific malware could include:

  • Loss of business data
  • Exposure to further cyber-attacks
  • High ransom fee
  • Damaged customer trust
  • Stoppage of business operations

At our Breakfast event, you have the opportunity to learn how to protect your company from cyber-attacks, preventing fatal damages to your business. Get useful tips on acting fast and efficient in critical situations.

Join us this Friday at 9 in the morning at SafeComs’ office and share a delicious croissant, while taking the first step to establish a safe It for your business.

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Stand Up to Ransomware with Cloud Backup

Stand Up to Ransomware with Cloud Backup
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Stand Up to Ransomware with Cloud Backup

cryptolocker ransomwareImagine you are an IT administrator at a small company of 30 people or so. You juggle hardware, software, the network – and even phone systems and the occasional electrical failure or power outage on any given day. So, when your CEO calls you and says, “I cannot open my sales forecast file,” you rush into action. You check your CEO’s PC and find that the file is somehow corrupted. Then you notice a small red icon at the bottom corner of the desktop with a prompt reading: “Your files have been encrypted. Pay $500 for a decryption key within 10 days or your data will be deleted — click here for payment instructions.”



After the initial shock, you realize that you have been infected by Ransomware a type of malware that blocks access to files or your systems until the ransom is paid. There are many types of Ransomware, including Reveton, Cryptolocker, Winlocker, and Cryptowall, and for many the antidote may not be available yet. According to McAfee Labs Threats Report (March 2016), each quarter the number of new Ransomware reach in average 40,000,000 of new malicious hashes discovered.  Moreover, the threat of Mobile Malware is increasing especially since the last quarter (reaching 13 Million new malware).


What Would You Do?

Think about what you would do if Ransomware hits your company. Would you pay? Unless you can find an antidote out there – you may have no way to restore your data. Remember, even if you did pay, there is no guarantee that the attacker would decrypt your data and not just disappear.

However, what may come as a surprise to you is that the universal solution against Ransomware has existed for years. In fact, it has existed even longer than Ransomware itself:

It’s called Backup!

Now, some things have changed since backup first came onto the scene years ago. Today, cloud backup is the best way to protect your data and systems from Ransomware – and more and more companies can take advantage of it through local service providers, hosts, and resellers.

Cloud backup creates copies of all your files, and even your entire operating system – and keeps it safe, away from attackers and the threats of Ransomware. If an attack happens, you can quickly restore the affected files and keep your business up and running. You can even restore an entire system to the previous, clean state – and you would not need to pay a penny in ransom.

Note that traditional local backup may not be sufficient – as the backup files on your local USB HDD or NAS can also be affected by Ransomware.

The only ultimate way to stand up to Ransomware is to use professional-grade data protection solution to back up your data and systems to the cloud on a regular, consistent schedule.

SafeComs Backup Service can help protect your entire environment from Ransomware.  By using Cloud Backup solution, your data will be safe and accessible at any time. For more security, we can as well encrypt your data. Read more about our backup solutions here.

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Ransomware and phishing – increasing in big proportion

Ransomware and phishing - increasing in big proportion

Ransomware and Phishing – increasing in large proportion

April 4, 2016

In the past few months, we have seen a serious increase in the number of companies affected by Ransomware and the encryption virus.

The encryption virus (Locky, WinPlock, Cryptolock …) is a virus that you catch through reading a phishing email or following a link to a website that is infected. Ransomware is a type of malware that prevents or limits users from accessing their system. This type of malware forces its victims to pay the ransom through certain online payment methods in order to grant access to their systems, or to get their data back.

cryptolocker ransomware

As a general precaution, if you get an email from an unknown or known address, suggestion you to click on a link to get access to an order, or an invoice or anything else that you are not expecting, it is better not to click on it.
If you have an email from a bank or email server or anything asking you to type your username and password to regenerate or unlock your account, you should not type anything and simply delete the email.

You should as a rule never follow a link to a URL and then type a user name and password to gain access, if you need any access to any website, you type the UR yourself and click on a shortcut or a bookmark in your browser but not from a link you received in email or a link on internet.

To prevent ransomware infections, keep these things in mind:

  • Backup your files regularly and keep a history, we suggest at least 30 days.
  • Apply software patches as soon as they become available. Some ransomware arrive via vulnerability exploits.
  • Bookmark trusted websites and access these websites via bookmarks.
  • Download email attachments only from trusted sources.
  • Scan your system regularly with anti-malware.

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