What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a form of malware that steals a victim’s data and charges a ransom for its return.

Ransomware definition

One of the most common forms of malware, ransomware is created to be downloaded and used by less technologically advanced criminals. It steals the victim's data and demands a ransom for it, a portion of which the original creator of the malware receives. Ransomware is dangerous because it is constantly evolving to be more effective, harder to detect and easier to use.

Protecting against ransomware

Due to the nature of ransomware, it may be difficult to completely prevent attacks. The key to dealing with them is vigilance on the part of enterprises. In addition to educating employees on security best practices, enterprises need to ensure that data is regularly backed up and securely stored in different media types. A complete data protection solution delivers fast, secure restores in the event of an attack. 

HPE ransomware solutions

Effectively reducing ransomware risk requires a data protection plan that follows the 3-2-1 rule --- that is having three copies of your data, backup copies on two media types and one offsite copy. HPE data protection solutions enable you to adhere to this best practice and ensure secure backups and fast restores to protect your data --- and your business from ransomware risk.

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Resources

Article : The rise of ransomware

Article

The rise of ransomware

White Paper : Ransomware: Ensuring Protection from a Growing Threat

White Paper

Ransomware: Ensuring Protection from a Growing Threat

Blog Post : Counter ransomware attacks with HPE data protection

Blog Post

Counter ransomware attacks with HPE data protection

Solution Brief : Counter ransomware attacks

Solution Brief

Counter ransomware attacks

Technical White Paper : Protecting Data from Ransomware with StoreOnce

Technical White Paper

Protecting Data from Ransomware with StoreOnce

Video : Understanding the threat of ransomware and the 3-2-1 data protection rule

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Understanding the threat of ransomware and the 3-2-1 data protection rule