Call it whatever you want – WannaCry, NotPetya, ExPetr, PetrWrap, GoldenEye, Petya.A, Petya.C or PetyaCry, it is as bad as a Ransomware gets.
It encrypts (locks) your files found on local drives, removable drives, mapped network drives, and even Dropbox mappings. To Decrypt (unlock) your files, you are asked a ransom (money). If you don't pay the ransom, you lose your files forever unless you have a backup.
Bad news is that Ransomware can encrypt your backup too. Your backup may be on a local drive, external hard drive, or on a network drive. As long as it’s accessible from an infected PC, it can be contaminated by Ransomware.
The only way to mitigate this threat is to have a safe backup that can help you revert back to the previous state before the infection.
If you don't have a backup solution, you must plan and implement a proper backup strategy. Contact us today