A ransomware attack is one of the most terrifying and detrimental things that can happen to your business.
Typically in a ransomware attack, hackers gain control of your network and encrypt of your business data, making it inaccessible to you. To fix the damage, the hackers require you to pay a “ransom”, often thousands, or tens of thousands of dollars.
How are they able to do so much damage? Because they gain access to your systems and sit dormant for months before an attack is launched. This time allows the hackers to learn your network and cater the eventual attack for maximum impact. The one good thing about this method is that if you keep a sharp eye, there may be some clues that you have been breached.