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Ransomware takes out another company.

The Heritage company  laid off 300 staff members just before Christmas due to the inability to recover from ransomware.  Sadly, the employees have not yet returned and are being encouraged to "search for other employment".  Given the nature of the business, it should not be too difficult to find a better job.

 

 

 

 

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Influencer I

Re: Ransomware takes out another company.

> denbesten (Community Champion) posted a new topic in Industry News on 01-03-2020

> The Heritage company  laid off 300 staff members just before Christmas due to
> the inability to recover from ransomware.

Backup. Make a backup. It's always the answer ...

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Re: Ransomware takes out another company.


@rslade wrote:
> denbesten (Community Champion) posted a new topic in Industry News on 01-03-2020

> The Heritage company  laid off 300 staff members just before Christmas due to
> the inability to recover from ransomware.

Backup. Make a backup. It's always the answer ...



It best be an off-line backup.  Some ransomware goes after backups...

 

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Influencer I

Re: Ransomware takes out another company.

> emb021 (Contributor II) posted a new reply in Industry News on 01-06-2020 09:37

> Some ransomware goes after backups...  

That's why you need different types. Including offline ...

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Newcomer I

Re: Ransomware takes out another company.

And don't forget to test if the backup can be restored! It is worth the time and effort.