International Initiative Launched to Combat the Rise of Ransomware

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Donald G. Carder

The Netherlands’ National High Tech Crime Unit, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre, Kaspersky Labs and Intel Security have teamed up to launch a new project and website intended to fight the rise in ransomware attacks on global businesses:

PC Mag’s write up is here:

And the official site can be found here:

While there are some good general tips to be found in this article, one key point that is often overlooked is the importance of having solid backup and recovery procedures in place *before* an attack occurs. Done intelligently, regular testing of both backups and recovery can reduce the amount of time it takes to recover from such an attack to a matter of hours, rather than days (or weeks).

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