Data Protection

How to avoid ransomware attack

Given the volume of record-breaking and prominently reported breaches, it’s not surprising that 2016 was dubbed the year of the hack. Whether it was news of Yahoo’s two record-breaking hacks, state-sponsored hacking, or Dropbox and social networks being breached, hardly a week went by without news of a major security breach.

Ransomware is clearly a profitable line of work. Not surprisingly, its reach is growing, and 2017 is now being coined the year of the hacker.

Scuderia Toro Rosso

It had been three weeks before the trucks arrived in Belgium to unload their precious cargoes and once again go racing again after the long summer break. During this time, Acronis launched Acronis True Image 2018, the #1 personal backup software, and the FIA also had safety on its mind, announcing that it was to introduce the radical ‘Halo’ driver protection device for the 2018 season onwards.

Acronis Global Data Protection Survey

Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection and storage, recently released the results of its Global Data Protection Survey, which revealed the need for continuous public education about the dangers of irreparable data loss.

5 Steps to Make Your Eclipse Photos Shine

Total eclipse August 21, 2017

A total eclipse of the sun doesn’t happen very often. In fact, it doesn’t happen every decade or even every century.

According to NASA, the opportunity to experience one where you live usually comes around once every 375 years. So the total eclipse that will be visible from a wide swath of the United States on August 21, 2017, is going to provide a cool, once-in-a-lifetime diversion for a huge part of the population.

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.