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Platinum Data Recovery Notices a Boom in Ransomware During COVID-19

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Platinum Data Recovery Notices a Boom in Ransomware During COVID-19

December 02
07:39 2020
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Platinum Data Recovery, a leading data recovery company, has observed a spike in the number of malware attacks that lead to data loss. Platinum Data Recovery is a renowned company offering data recovery services for all types of data storage devices. According to the company, the majority of data recovery cases solved this year was related to some type of cyber attack.

Cybercriminals all over the world are taking advantage of the chaos caused by the global pandemic. To prevent the spread of novel coronavirus, most of the countries imposed nation-wide lockdowns which forced businesses to operate remotely. Even after lockdown restrictions are lifted, many professionals continue to work from home to practice social distancing. The cybercriminals are taking advantage of this shift in the working pattern. “This year hundreds of individuals, businesses, as well as government agencies were targeted by cybercriminals. During the past few months, we received several cases of ransomware where hackers introduced malware onto the victim’s computer system that rendered the files and data on their system inaccessible. Our data recovery experts used specialized tools and advanced techniques to help these malware victims retrieve their lost data,” says data recovery engineer at Platinum Data Recovery.

With more employees working from home, the risk of cyber-attacks has increased significantly. Unlike the dedicated IT department of offices, home networks lack robust security. “The employees working from home are more likely to click on malicious links and use unprotected Wi-Fi connections. The phishing attacks and ransomware encrypts victim’s data and hacker demands monetary payment in exchange for decrypting their data. Sometimes, the cybercriminal also threatens the victim to publicly release their confidential data if they refuse to pay a ransom within a specified deadline,” added data recovery engineer.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, more and more people are searching for coronavirus information. Hackers are using this as an opportunity to camouflage malware under the guise of new coronavirus information. Internet users are most likely to click on the link and emails related to the COVID-19 vaccine and new government guidelines. Experts at Platinum Data Recovery advise users to exercise extreme caution while browsing the internet. In the worst case, if someone gets attacked, instead of paying the ransom and becoming a target for future cyberattacks, it’s better to seek the help of professionals. Platinum Data Recovery can help victims of malware attacks in getting back their lost data without paying any ransom.

About Platinum Data Recovery:

Platinum Data Recovery offers data recovery services for damaged/corrupted hard drives, memory cards, RAID, SSDs, NAS, flash drives, and all other types of data storage devices. As the leading data recovery service provider, the company specializes in retrieving lost, inaccessible, deleted, or formatted data.

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