Malware attack is one of the most deadly attack for any computer, and Ransomware being the worst. Hackers use ransomware to attack computers specifically of organisations and then encrypt delicate and important data, before asking for ransom to give the data back. Small businesses to big enterprises, no one without proper resources is safe for such threats. Ransomeware is used for encryption of valuable files and it is impossible for companies to get them back, and has to give in to the ransom demands. Kaspersky Lab’s has launched a new tool providing security against Ransomware, for companies. Any company, even if they don’t subscribe to Kaspersky security solutions can access the tool. One of the most dangerous problems plaguing businesses recently, now has an antidote.
The new tool is an integration two main technologies by Kaspersky- its security network and ‘System Watcher’. The cloud-based security network contains global personal cyber security data, which is used to get relevant intelligence on security in a short span which makes it easier to provide solutions. While the System Watcher, is used to detect malicious activities in a system by scanning all other activities within the system like program usage and movement of data; and then the actions are cancelled or stopped automatically. Kaspersky Laboratory in a survey found that 42% of small and medium-sized businesses were victimized by ransomware attacks since 2015, out of which one-third paid ransom. To provide a solution against such attacks, Kaspersky has launches the business tool, which can be downloaded for free from its website.
Kaspersky also had joined with Europol, the Dutch Police and Intel Security to open an online portal called ‘No More Ransom’ which has keys to the encrypted files.