Safeguarding Against Ransomware Attacks

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Published
Oct 28, 2021

Hindustan Times

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When hackers encrypt a victim's data and demand money (ransom), this is known as a ransomware attack

Due to advanced methods employed by hackers to deceive people into clicking on links or opening infected attachments, ransomware attacks can harm anybody at any time

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In the aftermath of a ransomware attack, victims are forced to pay significant sums of money to the hackers in exchange for a key, which allows them to regain access to their data

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Here are a few ways to stay safe online and protect your data from ransomware

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Hackers use ransomware to encrypt a user's drive or all of their folders, effectively locking them out of their own data

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Backup your data

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You can ensure that the risk of losing your data is lowered if you make regular backups with multiple copies and keep them safely

Controlled folder access prevents untrusted applications from editing or modifying files in the most critical areas of the operating system

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Enable controlled access

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As a result, ransomware that tries to encrypt your data won't be able to access the system unless you permit it access to your controlled folders manually

If you defend your systems by limiting access to different users based on the files they require, attackers will have fewer ways to gain control

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Restrict multiple user access 

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People and organisations may secure their networks by remaining cautious and avoiding unfamiliar email and message senders

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