A ransomware gang known for shaming victims and forcing them to pay hefty extortion fees was able to infiltrate the San Fransico 49ers corporate IT network this weekend. The NFL team confirmed the attack earlier this week after the operators of the ransomware listed the team as one of their victims on the dark web.

Had they made it to the Super Bowl, this ransomware attack could have seriously disrupted the team’s game preparations, bringing ransomware to the forefront of the US media cycle once again after several high-profile incidents last year. 

As the world advances through technology and digitization, we are seeing more sophisticated and successful ransomware attacks. The difficulty of tracking down and prosecuting these cybercriminals makes ransomware a lucrative industry that will not be going away any time soon. Regardless of the industry or size of an organization, ransomware will remain a risk to everyone

Reports show that 60% of businesses fail to recover after falling victim to a successful cyber-attack. With both the financial security and future of your business on the line, safety measures, as well as a complete and well-practiced disaster recovery plan, are essential in preventing catastrophe.

Impact Business Technology has an entire suite of comprehensive protection measures for your business. Let us help you defend your investment, processes, and confidential data. 

Do not wait until it is your credentials or private information being threatened. Take preventative action today.