I didn't think that the M$ Office 360 Annual Licence Fees to be able to continue to access your data and documents were that large !
RSA chief information security officer David Martin says ransomware scum may have reached the sweet spot between extorting users and avoiding law enforcement heat. Martin says ransomware extortionists' demands top out at about US$10,000, a sum sufficiently low to get reluctant companies to pay and to prevent time-poor police …
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It does however mean that you probably lose the last 6 months or more of work , illustrating that ransomeware that bides its time is more of a pain in the arse. Imagine an I.T dept admitting they hadnt done a backup for six months after everything goes down. thats the situation - even if you have a working 12 month setup and month 7 is ok.
Keeping yourself safe has never been an easy task but it's up the company to do their level best to protect themselves.
Patched computers / servers, decent and updated anti-virus software, ban the use of weak passwords, web / email filtering, a decent firewall and a good backup rountine are just some of the ways to minimise risk.