Acronis partners with Google Cloud

Have you ever sat in a restaurant trying to decide between two desserts and said to yourself “I wish I could get both”? It’s not that you’re greedy or gluttonous: you just want the best finish for your meal.

For businesses exploring where they should store their digital assets, choosing the right cloud solution is a bigger decision than what to eat. It’s important to have a choice in how you store and access data, in order that you meet the unique needs of your business and how that data is used.

With its new partnership with Google Cloud, Acronis is ensuring companies of all sizes not only get the choice they want, but they can decide what flavor it is.

Black Ruby: Combining Ransomware and Coin Miner Malware

Black Ruby Ransomware and Coin Miner

In the midst of all the news and hype surrounding cryptocurrency, we’ve seen several coin miner malware programs popping into the wild, infecting a number of computers on the internet. There’s been an upsurge in coin miner malware that victimizes individual PCs and businesses using the same techniques and exploits that were previously attributed to distributed ransomware. With all this happening, the cybersecurity industry started speculating that there is a shift from ransomware to coin miners as the preferred choice of payload for cybercriminals.

Interestingly, we found a new ransomware called Black Ruby that adds coin mining as a module on top of its ransomware capabilities.

Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software

While we are always happy to see industry analysts and media praise our solutions, the real measure of success is earning the respect of IT pros who need to find the best data protection for their organizations. That’s why Acronis is honored to be named one of The Best Enterprise Data Server Recovery and Backup Software of 2018 in the 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software.

Acronis on GDPR Right to be Forgotten

(Part 2 of 2)

 

With the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) officially taking effect on 25 May 2018, there are several questions regarding how the right to be forgotten affects personal data stored in backup archives.

We explored these questions in part one of this series. Now we’ll look at how to address them.

Acronis on GDPR Right to be Forgotten

(Part 1 of 2)

 

The arrival of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is imminent: the official cutover date is 25 May 2018. In previous blog posts, we’ve explained the majority of its new obligations and roles, but one question requires special attention: the so-called “right to be forgotten”.

We'll take a look at what that means for your backup files.

For a long time, managed service providers (MSPs) who provided traditional business backup with on-premise servers and virtual machines were quite profitable. The vast majority of organizations embraced the need and invested willingly. But as the song goes, “the times they are a’changin’.

Traditional opportunities are declining as businesses look for data protection that includes reduced storage costs and increased convenience.

Today’s business opportunities lie in hybrid cloud services, and as a result the best revenue sources for MSPs are evolving into the pay-as-you-go Subscription Business Model.

5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Acronis Backup Advanced
Big Data has helped companies ‘do more with less’, but it has also put a strain on infrastructure. How can you cope when your budget remains flat? With help from Acronis. Discover the top five reasons why businesses rely on Acronis Backup Advanced.

Acronis and Williams Martini Racing Form Partnership

Continuing its involvement in one of the most data-driven sports in the world, Acronis recently announced a new strategic technology partnership with Williams Martini Racing – the fifth place finisher in last year’s Formula One Constructors’ Championship.

Announced on Tuesday, February 13, the new agreement means Acronis will deliver innovative data protection solutions, including backup, disaster recovery, software-defined storage, and file sync and share.

SpriteCoin Ransomware

The new SpriteCoin ransomware (also known as MoneroPay) leverages a novel social engineering technique – posing as a new cryptocurrency called SpriteCoin. It packs a one-two punch as well, combining a cryptolocker and password stealer in a single application.

The link to the SpriteCoin homepage was published on the bitcointalk.org forum and spread among users interested in new cryptocurrencies. The topic was removed when its malicious nature was revealed, but let’s take a look at the details.

Rapid Ransomware

The Rapid ransomware variant began attacking victims at the end of December 2017, according to the ID ransomware service Malwarehunterteam. This ransomware strain is interesting and unique because it keeps running even after encryption is completed, and continues encrypting files once they are created. Our team analyzed a new sample that was compiled a week ago.