2016 was the year for cyber-attacks, however it offers only a glimpse of what will occur in the coming year. In 2017, cyber-attacks are expected to increase, with evolving ransomware making up the majority of these attacks. From targeting large corporations to small family-owned businesses and individual mobile devices, security experts predict that no one is safe from ransomware attacks. Mobile device attacks are becoming more prominent, partially due to the amount of personal and business information stored on these devices. A ransomware attack will prevent the mobile device’s user from accessing certain apps, it can even lock the entire device completely, until the ransom is paid.
Security experts generally advise against paying the ransoms because there is no assurance that your information will be restored. The best defense to a ransomware attack is having a solid malware protection and conducting regular backups of information stored on the computer or device. in addition, Alexaur Technology advises to never open attachments or click on hyperlinks in email unless the sender has been verified, as well as to take caution when downloading and installing free software and apps.
Alexaur Technology is a reseller for Malwarebytes: an anti-malware software for Microsoft Windows, macOS and Android OS that finds and removes malware. Let Alexaur Technology help get your computer ready for 2017; call us today at 281-646-1200.
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