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Can you bank on backups for ransomware? Article says no

While I’m catching up on news from across the security landscape, I saw this article. It is entitled Why you can’t bank on backups to fight ransomware anymore and it goes in to really good detail on why backups aren’t the solution anymore.

Several different operators of ransomware are posting the dumps of their attacks because they are not getting paid. The places being targeted had backups and one still hasn’t put their web site and other services back online since they were attacked in November of last year.

This is a wake up call, I’d say. Wonder what we should be telling people now if we can’t tell them to make sure they have a good backup if possible?

Lets discuss!

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Can you bank on backups for ransomware? Article says no was released on February 20, 2020 at 11:30 am by tech in article commentary.
Last modified: February 20, 2020.

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  1. Comment by crashmaster date 24 February 2020 alle 12:29 (),

    Hmmm a good backup for data is one thing.
    But in an age where everything is secured from banks to whatever, well change the passwords etc.
    There are a few things you can’t just change without a lot of issues.
    Backups can fail and not everything is never secure but I certainly wouldn’t tell people not to backup either.
    The best way to not get ransomware is not to click those fishing links.

    I think the best protection is not to start.
    Sadly we are allready educating people.
    So we will have to accept that there is a persentage of people that will click.
    So that means we will have to majorly restrict things which I really don’t like.
    But still business computers will have no internet access period unless you actually do need that that is.
    Or simply certain resources need access.
    Block any other device, phone, etc inside a business, that may not be liked but still.
    I know people that allow people to use their computers/phones, use twitter etc during lunch and have personal email.
    No personal email, no ability to use any computers online or phones unless outside the business even during breaks.
    Email addresses will work for internal email, no more external email outside the business unless its needed.
    None of that is going to happen though because people like to do all that sort of thing.
    Everything is logged in a lot of places and security is strong but people do trip up even if they are not the clickers.
    There is no real answer.
    Its never a 1 size fits all either.

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