Recently, the Washington Metropolitan Police Department had been the subject of a ransomware attack, where the attackers claimed to have stolen 250GB of data and threatened to publish it unless they were paid.
“We are aware of unauthorized access on our server. While we determine the full impact and continue to review activity, we have engaged the FBI to fully investigate this matter.”– the Metropolitan Police said in a statement to CNN.
The department was given three days to respond, yet this was not seen as a surprising event. With ransomware cyber attacks becoming increasingly extreme, it’s crucial to protect your business’ systems and data.
Imagine if your business was attacked tomorrow. Would you know what to do? Could your business survive?
Protecting data from cyber-attacks requires specialised solutions that will guard your backups from being corrupted beyond recovery.
With such incidents on the rise, question is not whether you can afford professional data backup, but rather if you can afford to lose your data. To an extent, data loss or damage is unavoidable – accidents happen all the time, whether it is a cup of coffee spilled on your laptop, or tripping while carrying your computer and dropping it on the floor. However, you can stay protected and keep all your important files safe with a thorough backup strategy.
At GSDIT, we care about your data like it’s ours – your business is our business, and we want to make sure that it stays protected and efficient. Get in touch with us to find out how we can help you stay safe – [email protected] / 01223 240088.