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VESK coughs up £18k in ransomware attack

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Rather than USB, get a cheap NAS (or format your USBs with a permission based filing system) and then set permissions for the backup software to access it only. Don't run any other mappings to the drive, make sure the NAS Admin user is not accessible using the same tokens as any other current user of the system.

If something happens to the Backup user you can always access directly from the NAS interface (although if just using for local backup do not allow an external connection to the NAS at all).

You can also look at versioning as well so if the worst happens only the latest backup gets borked and you have older copies available.

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