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How Hackers Hold Your Files Against You

To beat hackers, we have to understand how they work and what their motives are. Cybercriminals are focused on maximizing profits. They use a three-step approach to extract the most money they can from their target:

  1. They sneak in: Typically through a PHIshing email or known vulnerability, hackers acquire access to the victim’s data.
  2. They follow the money: Once access is acquired, hackers will lurk within networks while they identify sensitive information they can capitalize on.
  3. They encrypt your data and hold it hostage: Hackers will then encrypt sensitive files and information so you can’t access them without first paying a ransom.

Pairing basic cyber hygiene practices with advanced cybersecurity technology can put your organization in a better position to defeat these hackers.

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