Acronis Cyber Backup

Acronis named Visionary in Gartner MQ 2020

There is nothing quite like third-party validation from one of the world’s most prestigious market research firms. That’s why we’re honored to be named to the Visionary quadrant in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions, especially after being positioned as a Niche vendor in 2019 and 2015.

The recently published report from Gartner highlights Acronis’ strong industry focus, including enterprise-grade cyber protection solutions for the automotive, healthcare, energy, and government verticals. Acronis was also recognized for its extensive product localization efforts since its products and documentation are available in 25 languages, the most among all vendors evaluated in the research.

Acronis CPOC analyzing the recent Ragnar Locker ransomware attack

In a move that’s becoming all too familiar, cybercriminals have encrypted the systems of Energias de Portugal (EDP), one of the largest energy sector operators. The organization faces an $11 million ransom to have these systems unlocked so that they can hope to return to normal operations.

Like all of the ransomware that have filled headlines in recent years, the Ragnar Locker ransomware strain used in this attack would have been detected and eliminated if EDP had Acronis Cyber Protection solutions deployed. Learn how our innovative AI-based cybersecurity technology can help prevent ransomware fallout like this from striking your organization.

Coronavirus brings spike in cyberattacks

In light of the unfortunate and devastating spread of the COVID-19 pandemic – and the spike in cyberattacks in its wake – the need for cyber protection is even clearer. That need is particularly acute for the people and companies who had fallen behind in the cybersecurity race due to budget constraints or lack of attention.

Now that individuals are deeply stressed, cybercriminals are using every angle of attack, including playing on the natural fear of COVID-19 and the desperate search for information. In the last two weeks, Acronis has seen a significant increase in cryptojacking, while ransomware attacks are growing rapidly as well. 

New email scam threatens people with coronovirus

It is a known fact that cybercriminals love to hijack global news headlines in order to spread their scams and increase their profits. Yet we've just seen this scare tactic reach a new moral low.

Attackers are now threatening to deliberately infect people with the coronavirus.

Has you business experienced data loss resulting in downtime this year?

This year’s World Cyber Protection Week survey results offer a wealth of insight into how individuals and IT professionals are approaching the challenges of increasing complexity, cost, and vulnerability. And while there’s a great deal personal users, IT professionals, and service providers can learn from these survey findings, viewing them in a silo ignores some important, broader context.

To offer a clearer picture of what this year’s survey means, we’ve compared our 2020 findings with responses from personal users and IT professionals in all of our previous survey iterations. This comparison presents a robust perspective of how data-defense priorities have evolved over time, and how cyber protection’s modern, comprehensive approach to safeguarding data, applications, and systems is poised to become even more necessary in the months and years ahead.

This year's World Cyber Protection Week survey results are in

This World Cyber Protection Week, we expanded our annual data protection survey to cover more of the digital challenges and concerns that face modern IT users – whether they’re at home, at work, or relying on a service provider that protects a portfolio of clients.

This year’s results paint a clear picture: People and organizations are acutely aware of the risks on the horizon but they are much less certain about how to easily, efficiently, and securely prepare for and overcome them. Let’s dive into the findings of our 2020 survey.

It's time to evolve from World Backup Day. Welcome to World Cyber Protection Week.

For nearly 10 years, Acronis has been a proud evangelist of World Backup Day ... but today, backup is no longer enough. While backup remains a key component to complete data, application, and system protection, traditional backup solutions aren’t keeping pace with challenges that face the modern digital world.

It’s time to evolve the way we protect the data and devices we rely on. That’s why we’re raising the bar this World Backup Day: welcome to the first-ever World Cyber Protection Week.

coronavirus phishing scams are already taking advantage of global fears

The news about the coronavirus pandemic gets a little more frightening with each passing day. The death toll in China has risen to the hundreds and a growing number of countries are closing their borders to travelers from at-risk areas. There’s suddenly a global shortage of surgical masks. And as with almost every worldwide news event these days – whether it’s as trivial as the finale of a popular TV show or as dire as a steadily-spreading, potentially-lethal pathogen – the scammers have come out to take advantage of the situation and your fear. In the case of the coronavirus, we’re already seeing phishing emails that claim to have information on how to protect yourself from the disease, but in fact contain malware-bearing web links or attachments.

Cyber protection solves many critical healthcare IT problems

The healthcare industry is in the middle of a digital transformation: a necessary pivot from the antiquated methods of creating, storing, and sharing information to new data-intensive diagnostic and treatment applications. For healthcare IT professionals, the pressure to accelerate this transition is coming from all sides.

To respond to these challenges, protect patients, and stay at the forefront of the industry, healthcare IT professionals need cyber protection to ensure their organization is #CyberFit. Here is a quick overview of how cyber protection can solve seven of the most prevalent IT challenges your healthcare organization may face.

Ryuk Ransomware Strikes Again

Ryuk ransomware continues to wreak havoc – and one U.S. state in particular recently suffered from another successful attack that likely could have been prevented.

Several school districts and government offices in Louisiana were hit by an attack this summer. Unfortunately, the story was just repeated as several state agencies fell victim to another attack on November 18. In this case, the cyberattack shut down systems in the governor’s office, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Department of Health, and The Department of Children and Family Services.