Data Protection

Cerber Ransomware

The well known Cerber ransomware continues to be active this summer. The size of the cryptolocker varies between 244 to 292 Kbytes, with the new builds spreading via spear phishing email campaigns, targeting enterprises. The latest Cerber ransomware easily bypasses traditional defenses. The analyzed Cerber sample (MD5: cfd2d6f189b04d42618007fc9c540352) was only detected as a suspicious malicious object by nine out of 64 antiviruses on the first submission to Virustotal. The low detection rate can be explained by the fact that the cryptolocker is using a polymorphic encryptor and API call obfuscation to protect its copies from being detected by antiviruses.

 

Toro Rosso Access Advanced

Formula 1 teams share large amounts of data between racing locations, home base, and partners. Scuderia Toro Rosso is no exception. With a small army of trackside engineers and hundreds of devices following the racing calendar around the globe, the data flow never stops.

Some data, like telemetry, pumps through the standard channels for a live feed at the factory. Other information, race-specific calculations and sensitive data, may fall outside of the always-on telemetry stream and require extra attention. While there’s always been sufficient security in place, secure data exchange required manual setup, which prompted Scuderia Toro Rosso to deploy Acronis Access Advanced to streamline the process.

Patya Wiper

Remember that fast-moving cyberattack that slashed its way across the globe in late June? Turns out it wasn’t really ransomware but an even more malicious piece of malware called a “wiper” that left victims with no hope of getting back their data.  

A new ransomware variant avoided detection by being spread through a spear phishing email campaign as an obfuscated PowerShell script. Many traditional anti-malware solutions are not ready for the next generation of ransomware attacks. Acronis, however, has been very successful.

Power User Insights: Acronis Drive Cleanser

Acronis Drive Cleanser

If there is one thing Acronis is known for, it is protecting the data on your hard drive. What’s not as well-known is how thoroughly Acronis True Image allows you to wipe the data from a previously used hard drive when you’re preparing it for resale or use in a new computer.

Securing your data means taking steps to ensure it doesn’t end up in the wrong hands — and the Acronis Drive Cleanser feature makes it quick and easy.

Acronis Backup 12.5 Is Here!

Acronis Backup 12.5

Data protection is never going to be the same with the latest release of Acronis Backup 12.5 — the world’s most innovative backup solution suitable for companies of all sizes. It comes in two editions: Standard and Advanced, with an easy in-place upgrade. It means you can start small with a few physical, virtual, or cloud systems, and then easily scale out to protect your entire business on-premises, remote location, in private and public clouds, and even mobile devices. Best of all, with a unified touch-friendly web-based console you won’t spend much time or effort to protect small or large environments.

Compare Veeam and Acronis

Competition for Microsoft Windows backup customers is tough, forcing backup vendors to come up with new solutions to win more business. Well, competitors are not sleeping, and Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 2.0 has just hit the market. Another vendor, another solution — but how does it compare to the small business’ favorite Acronis Backup 12.5? Well, let’s find it out!

Weekly Tech Roundup — May 22

Technology News

The world is still reeling after last week’s worldwide ransomware attack. For days after, the timer continued to run out on encrypted computers and new variants started popping up. What’s next for data protection after an attack like this? Find out in this week’s tech roundup.

WannaCry

The massive worldwide wave of ransomware attacks of May 12, 2017, instantly turned a once relatively obscure malware threat into screaming headline news and an urgent security concern for global leaders. The so-called WannaCry variant of ransomware, weaponized into deadly virulence with an exploit stolen from the USA’s National Security Agency, exploded through 99 countries, bringing down hospitals in the UK and telecoms operations in Spain. If the threat of ransomware wasn’t on your radar yesterday, it is today. And if you are scrambling for answers, Acronis already offers the single best defense against ransomware attacks, including WannaCry: Acronis Backup 12.5 with Active Protection™, which proactively exterminates ransomware and automatically, instantly restores any damaged data.

Acronis Business Solutions

With 5.5 million individuals around the world using Acronis True Image, one might think our software was developed with families and home offices in mind. While protecting personal photos and vital documents is an important part of our mission, Acronis is also known as the backup leader for businesses of all sizes, in all kinds of industries.

And with the upcoming launch of Acronis Backup 12 Advanced (currently in Beta), we’re poised to take business backup to a whole new level.