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VMware: Prevent and mitigate ransomware attacks: 7 best practices

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Ransomware attacks have increased to such an extent that they have now become one of the leading threats to the financial stability, reputation, and data security of an organization. The threat has grown to such a level that FBI warnings have already been issued to the public. The problem is, attackers have become more tech-savvy with time, and no longer require a person to click a link for infecting their system, which is what Diane Lockhart did in that stellar “The Good Wife” episode in Season 6. Good thing Kalinda saved the day from that Russian hacker!

Legitimate sites are now seeded with malicious code, and unpatched software or obsolete software allows hackers to corrupt the systems of end users.

While you have the option of paying the hackers responsible for ransomware attacks, it only serves to encourage them, and there is no guarantee that your network will be spared from future attacks. So your best option is to prevent and mitigate ransomware. Check out the seven best practices below:

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via the fine folks at VMware!

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