Ransomware is attacking my university.

in hive-175254 •  15 days ago 

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Ransomware .

Ransomware is a type of malware from cryptovirology that threatens to publish the victim's data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid. Cite

Malicious software.

For a few years now, we have heard and read of these great attacks on many companies around the world. I in particular have managed to read how they use these malicious software to block very important information.

These attacks can cause a lot of damage to all the information that we have on our computer, due to these malicious software it is compromised because it cannot be accessed unless you pay, and in this way our information can be unlocked.

Information backup.

There are some solutions, but I think the main one is to keep a backup outside the main computer or the server every day or every 12 hours, so you can be sure that if your computers are attacked, you can recover the information in a timely.
I think it is strictly necessary and fundamental to keep the antivirus software updated.

I have read that another way is to pay to recover the information but I have also read that this does not guarantee that the information will be returned, so the best guarantee is to always have a very up-to-date and constant backup of your information.

You, who got here and read this publication, I ask you this question:?

Do you maintain backup of your information? We are all prone to being attacked by Ransomware.

We're all prone to it.

In some publications I have mentioned that I am a professor at a very prestigious public university in Venezuela, but that I am also the head of payroll of the same university, but in one of the five nuclei that the university has in the national territory of Venezuela.

Attack on servers.

Today very early in the morning I received a very important call from the head of the computer services at the Universidad de Oriente, we have a very good friendship and in the area of work at the payroll level we have a lot of communication to solve the different problems that arise In that sense, he called me so that he could see the statement of the recent attack that the university servers received, when attacked with Ransomware.

As I already mentioned that one of the best defenses we can have to keep the information protected is to carry out historical backups on a very regular basis, this was definitely what in some way has saved the integrity of the information at the payroll level and the administrative services from my beloved university.

Thanks to the fact that they always make backups that are saved daily, the computer services will be able to format the computers and servers that were attacked and once again all interconnection services between the nuclei will be operational, to continue working on the university's payroll.

The biggest piece of advice I give you is DO NOT PAY never the ransom.


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Man, it is only 5 days since I published my article here in Project Hope about Ransomware, and now you are sharing this (https://steempeak.com/hive-175254/@unbiasedwriter/what-is-ransomware-how-does-it-work). It was interesting to read your article, and to be honest, the importance of regular backups is actually really important and a thing I forgot to mention in the article.

So, glad to hear that you are safe and doing good! And the best way to learn is from others mistakes (or solutions), so I am really grateful for this!

Hello @unbiasedwriter, I will be very honest with you, I really did not know about your publication.
I made my publication just when I found out that this malicious virus attacked the servers of our university-

Hehe, no problem - just interesting that the topic got two posts within the last few days. At least the people in the Project Hope community will know about the risks and what ransomware is all about! :) And I am grateful, because I really learned a lot from your article!

I was about to mention that I read a publication about this same malicious attack but I was not sure if the writer.

This means these hackers are poisoning a serious treath to people, I hope there is a way to completely eliminate them but thanks for sharing details on how to keep our passwords and documents safe.

thanks for sharing this link. gonna check it out right away

Hello @professor @lanzjoseg
I've heard of this virus, in other countries they've attacked hospitals, they're heartless people. Literally.
They can't be doing that to get money.
I have important things on the PC, but I have everything backed up on a 16 gb flash drive.
Which I don't use for anything else.

Thanks for sharing your shocking experience @lanzjoseg

To tell you the truth, I'm amazed that so far I've never been hacked (hopefully I'm just not work hacking). In current world it's becoming harder and harder to protect ourselfs from our activity online :/

There are some solutions, but I think the main one is to keep a backup outside the main computer or the server every day or every 12 hours

I like to have my second laptop ready (with most backed up data). So in case if something goes wrong with first one - I can just switch it on second one and continue my work.

The biggest piece of advice I give you is DO NOT PAY never the ransom.
Interesting. Why?
Wouldn't you consider paying the best option for many? Solution, which would solve problem for those who do not have a backup? Or those who do not mind spending money? :)

Yours, Piotr

Hello @crypto.piotr, Thanks for visiting my publication.

To tell you the truth, I'm amazed that so far I've never been hacked (hopefully I'm just not work hacking). In current world it's becoming harder and harder to protect ourselfs from our activity online: /

Good for you, I hope that never happens to you, it is not good to be attacked by malicious software.

I like to have my second laptop ready (with most backed up data). So in case if something goes wrong with first one - I can just switch it on second one and continue my work.

Excellent backup resource. however I recommend an external disk, I have one and there I send important backup, especially my keys.

The biggest piece of advice I give you is DO NOT PAY never the ransom.
Interesting. Why?
Wouldn't you consider paying the best option for many? Solution, which would solve problem for those who do not have a backup? Or those who do not mind spending money? :)

It is just a piece of advice from someone who would not pay for it, after reading many forums, in almost all of which I read, they say that 80% of the cases that they pay to return information, unfortunately never happens, that is why I also recommend that it is good to always have a backup to protect us

Another additional tip is to use Linux :)

Saludos mi pana Piotr.