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VESK coughs up £18k in ransomware attack

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A password won't make much difference, anything connected to the computer, hard drive, usb drive, network drive, dropbox drive etc could be targeted.

Personally I have a small linux box with a USB drive with an external usb drive which connects to my windows machine using ftp (or something similar can't quite remember how I id it now) and downloads the lastest backup (created by storagecraft shadow protect - a monthly full image and an incremental every 4 hours) using a simple perl script. It also copies backups from linux boxes in a similar manner.

If my windows machine gets encrypted I would hope to lose no more than 4 hours data from the point of infection.

My most important data also gets copied to DVD once per month, one copy at the office, one at home.

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