Ransomware is a type of harmful programme, where a cyber attacker hijacks control of the business’s servers or individual user’s computer, device or data and then turns your most important files into encrypted gibberish.
Demand payments are then made to restore normal access to the ransomed content or system. Ransomware typically exploits software vulnerabilities, security flaws and human behaviour to gain access to your business endpoints or network.
Don’t assume you can simply restore from backups, once the data is encrypted the next objective for the cyber attacker is to locate and destroy the backups. If the attacker is successful, then the organisation must pay the criminals for a decryption key or lose all data.
Eloquent Technologies have developed a Ransomware Recovery Service. If your organisation becomes victim to a cyber-attack, you can recover without paying a ransom. Every day, all your critical data is copied to a totally separate location hosted by a third party. The aim is to have your critical data safe, locked away using an immutable object lock, this cannot be deleted or changed by Ransomware therefore protecting your critical data.
To protect data from ransomware attacks, Eloquent Technologies and Veeam Availability Suite V10 support Object Lock. This permits backup data copies to be made unchangeable for a set period; this prevents hacker encryption or deletion and ensures a clean data copy for reliable recovery.
Your critical data is also stored in the Eloquent Cloud, totally separate from the live systems, and geographical diverse, which is one of the corner stones or data storage best practice.