Is your Data safe?
In 2017, the world witnessed an online global epidemic called ransomware that saw hundreds of thousands of people left with no choice but to pay extortion money demanded in exchange of the decryption key for their encrypted data. With a high increase in the occurrence of ransomware incidents world-wide since 2012, almost 181.5 million ransomware attacks were registered just in the first six months of 2018.
Ransomware is a malicious software related to crypto virology specifically designed to enter systems and then spread to all the systems in a network, further encrypting all the files and folders on the system by using the cryptoviral extortion technique. The victim is then asked to pay a certain amount of ransom to decrypt the encrypted files and not to publish the data. Also, a report suggested that there has been the record of more than double instances of ransomware in the quarter of the present year as compared to the same quarter of last year.
These instances lead us to the same question again and again that “is your Data safe?’
As we are so much involved with technology these days using computers, mobiles, and tablets and having all our personal and professional information sources on your devices, it has become crucial to think twice about safety of our data.
Many a time, we get connected to the public Wifi in areas like airports, restaurants etc. But these could pose to be very hazardous, as many sites are created by hackers that can steal information by using fake access points. Also, someone can steal important information like your credit card details or bank account information by the act of “shoulder surfing”. Email spam is another threat especially those unknown emails which have some suspicious links within them.
Looking at all the above mentioned points can make us think seriously about the highly serious concern of data security. For all these issues, using cloud data backup could prove to be the best solution regarding data security.
Cloud data backup services provided by Safepots has been designed on the techniques of cognitive intelligence of A.I.