Ransomware—a malicious malware that infects the host and its network, locking files until a ransom is paid—has become arguably the greatest threat to the digital networks on which the modern world depends. Hospitals, corporate giants, small businesses, cities and regular individuals have fallen victim to this expanding sub-genre of cybercrime. Macleans, September 5, 2018
THE DANGER IS REAL
Your computers will lock, your practice or clinic management software will encrypt and your business will come to a complete and total stop.
When it happens your options will be:
Ransomware in the News:
Small businesses were forced online because of the pandemic — now a quarter say they’ve experienced a cyber attack
"An October survey of 3,040 CFIB members across Canada found that nearly a quarter have experienced cyber attacks since March 2020, the time when many businesses had to increase their online presence — or start it from scratch."
Toronto Star, February 4, 2021 - read the full article
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Town of Midland Network Breached in Cyberattack
“In the early hours of Saturday, September 1, the Town of Midland became the victim of a sophisticated cyberattack in which the Town’s network was illegally accessed and affected with ransomware,” the release reads.
Global News, September 4, 2018 - read the full article
Cybercriminals Are Targeting Small Businesses That Don't Take Cybersecurity Seriously
Could your business recover from an abrupt loss of $256,000? Because that’s how much a single cybersecurity hack could cost a small business, according to a recent analysis in Tech Republic
Entrepreneur, August 15, 2017 - read the full article
Ransomware Attacks Hit Small Businesses the Hardest
Malwarebytes released its Second Annual State of Ransomware Report recently. Among the findings is that 22 percent of small business that were hit with ransomware attacks were crippled to the point they had to cease operations immediately.
Engadget.com, August 2, 2017 - read the full article
Canada is plagued by Bitcoin ransoms—and there’s no help in sight
Ransomware—a malicious malware that infects the host and its network, locking files until a ransom is paid—has become arguably the greatest threat to the digital networks on which the modern world depends. Hospitals, corporate giants, small businesses, cities and regular individuals have fallen victim to this expanding sub-genre of cybercrime.
Macleans, September 5, 2018 - read the full article
Are Healthcare Systems Being Held Hostage by Ransomware?
Most healthcare centers are highly dependent on their automated and computer systems, and rendering these systems inaccessible through the use of ransomware effectively leaves the healthcare system in the stone age.
JDSupra, May 19, 2017 - read the full article.
WannaCry Ransomware's Real Victim: Your Local Corner Store
Outdated software makes small businesses the most prevalent victims. Your local pizzeria or hair salon doesn't have its own IT department and probably isn't aware of the latest patches for Windows -- or even the latest version of Windows.
CDNET May 20, 2017 - read the full article