To understand the key aspects of data capture, preservation and backup, Digital Journal caught up with Florindo Gallicchio, Managing Director, Head of Strategic Solutions at NetSPI.
According to Gallicchio now is the “time to acknowledge how critical data backup has become, especially since many ransomware strains attempt to delete backup files, as we witnessed with Ryuk.”
Ryuk is a type of ransomware used in targeted attacks, where the threat actors make sure that essential files are encrypted. It is especially directed towards larger business units. Ryuk ransomware is derived primarily from the popular Hermes commodity ransomware that has been widely available on the dark web and hacker forums prior to 2018.