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According to security researchers, Ransomware attacks are rising at an ‘alarming’ rate.

There are now more than 120 separate families of Ransomware, said experts studying the malicious software. Other researchers have seen a 3,500% increase in the criminal use of net infrastructure that helps run Ransomware campaigns.

The rise is driven by the money thieves make with Ransomware and the increase in kits that help them snare victims.

Put simply, Ransomware is a virus that invades your computer and encrypts your files in such a way that you can no longer get to them. It then holds you to ransom by only allowing you to regain access to your data by paying a substantial fee. You’re not just at risk on computers either, this destructive virus can be hidden in apps as well.

Keep your business safe online

As this virus, and others like it, are growing quickly, it is now more important than ever to have your interest security systems in place. When you conduct business online, whether that mens you run an online business or simply use the web for business banking, you need to make sure that you’re doing everything you can to keep your business data safe from online hackers. We can help you get tight security systems in place, and can help you with back up systems and disaster recovery should the worst happen and the cyber criminal get in. In the digital age, it’s not worth taking the risk when it comes to Ransomware.