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Backing up your information regularly will come to your rescue if worst comes to worst.
The information held on your computer systems and devices is often irreplaceable. Ransomware – an ever-growing cyber threat - in particular, works by making all of your files unreadable, and demands money in order to access them again.
Below, Cyber Sam highlights other considerations you may need to make if you have been affected by Ransomware.
When it comes to cyber-attacks such as Ransomware, backing up the files on your device is crucial. This way, you do not have to hand over any money to cyber criminals.
There are two main means in which your data can be back up; physical hard drives and online via a cloud based system.
External Hard drives
Some portable hard drives provide a ‘one touch’ feature which backs up your data at the touch of a button, or at automatically pre-set intervals.
The cloud is very popular due to its ease of use and the unlimited space available.
To ensure the safest level of backing up; it is recommended you have one physical and one virtual/online back-up e.g. an external hard drive and a cloud based system.
Businesses can find out tailored, more in-depth information and advice about back-ups on the Warwickshire Business Watch advice sheet.