Good backups are incredibly important to thwart ransomware, so it is imperative that all organizations have data recovery capabilities. Avidity Technologies can assist with acquisition and implementation of a back up system.
Ransomware is a cybercrime, and therefore, paying the illegal ransom opens up the victim to other issues, such as:
- further targeting if cybercriminals learn that you will pay,
- difficulty to procure and spend bitcoin (preferred method of payment),
- managing the legal issues with paying the ransom (i.e. inadvertent support for illegal activities this effort funds),
- finally, the keys you are provided are never guaranteed to work; and the victim still has to mitigate the malware on your systems.