By: Farooq | November 03, 2016

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is a type of malware that locks, encrypts, or otherwise prevents data and systems from being accessed by their owners, and requires victims to pay a ransom to the criminal responsible for the attack in order to regain access.

It is primarily distributed via exploit kits, social engineering schemes and spam mails that are sent to a large number of email addresses. When a recipient opens a malicious attachment or clicks a compromised link, the malware is downloaded on to the user’s system.

The fear of losing priceless data can push users to pay the ransom—and while they may opt to pay, having their files unlocked or decrypted is never a guarantee.

Protecting from Ransomware

Ransomware has rapidly emerged as a si...

By: Farooq | October 20, 2016

It is a smart business practice to limit your employees’ Internet access. You don’t want staff visiting inappropriate websites while they’re on the clock. Also, if your staff visits websites that are not suitable for work, they might be opening a door to cybercriminal attacks.
Online viruses, data loss, and unproductive employee time are the main concerns when your staff visits suspect websites. You should know they are also running the risk of downloading or displaying inappropriate or illegal content, which could create legal problems for your business.

Enabling Advanced URL Filtering

Worry-Free™ Services features advanced URL filtering to safeguard your employees and your business. This is a flexible feature that helps prevent cybercrime an...