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Ransomware makes California nursing school feel ill

Ryan Francis | Jan. 26, 2017
Instructor brought malware in from home through USB drive.

For its corporate data, the school has a completely different backup system now and this data is kept in-house, he said, adding that they are not utilizing cloud systems.

“The vast majority of ransomware we encounter are Trojans, not viruses, that's why our anti-virus couldn't detect the ransomware attack in this case. Knowing that majority of our instructors are using Google Drives for storing and syncing files to avoid this type of incidents we decided to look for some prevention mechanism, and this is how we found a cloud based fully automated daily backup solution for our organization,” Paschenko said, citing Spinbackup as the product of choice.

When the IT department looked for a cloud-based disaster recovery solution on the market, they found that not many cloud-to-cloud backup providers offer a "snapshot" backup or "restore in time" option for the entire account. “That allows us to restore damaged data with a click, which normally saves a lot of time,” he said. “This snapshot type of backup is indeed a life saver. Plus we were very surprised to find that they also have an advanced cybersecurity solution that helps us to monitor and manage third-party apps that have access to our corporate data.”


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