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The Truth About Ransomware: Youre On Your Own
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Backups and Malware Scans
I've seen this happen in corporate and personal occurences. From a corporate standpoint, the ones who have defined in policy to not allow the saving of materials to local drives were normally better off than the other scenario. Network drives that have the appropriate security safeguards and that are backed up to another location seem to be the most logical configuration to fight against ransomware from a corporate standpoint.

The only advice I can give to the individual user is to have antivirus and malware scanning capabilities. Scanning on a regular basis and back up your materials to a device such as an external drive that doesn't regularly touch the internet. Before attaching the device, make sure you scan your computer first to ensure the integrity of your systems current config.


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