What is Ransomware?

September 23, 2021

What is ransomware? For those who are not familiar, ransomware is a form of malware. It encrypts a victim’s files and then the attacker demands a ransom from the victim in order for them to receive access to their data.  

This type of attack has received a lot of attention lately, especially in the news. Companies have had to pay millions of dollars in order to get their information back from hackers. The scary truth is there are hundreds if not thousands of other attacks every day that don’t make the news. At least 80% of companies who paid the ransom to get their systems back online were attacked again. 

At Mule Force, our Ransomware Protection Package combines our most popular and effective services to help protect companies specifically from ransomware attacks. It’s important to note that there is no silver bullet for prevention but it takes a concerted effort between employees, managers, IT and a cybersecurity company like Mule Force to ensure all systems are secured properly and all staff members are trained correctly.

A great place to start is taking our Ransomware Assessment. This quiz is free and offers insight into your company’s current needs and strategy. See where you stand today!