Most IT users are not Aware of Havoc of Malware
According to a new survey conducted by B2B (Business to Business) International and Kaspersky lab, most IT users recognize that malware is hazardous but not many are fully conscious of the mayhem it can cause. The new survey reveals the correct range of the malware trouble, which shows that only 39% of victims cope to completely reinstate the data lost due to breach.
As per Kaspersky Lab, a quarter of malware hits succeed in embezzling or corrupting private information. The Kaspersky also said that all data is lost forever of 17% of victims and only 44% of victims manage to retrieve data partially which is a cause of concern because of importance of data.
Among the respondents surveyed, 56% affirmed that they considered their information more precious than storing in their machine. The survey also proved that 10% of victims have optioned to the services of exterior experts to refurbish their vanished data.
However, data recovery is frequently too late and not all data can be reinstated.
For example, a third party expert cannot do anything if the user's computer is polluted by file encryptor, is a malevolent program that encrypts the user's file. To decrypt these files, a unique key is essential and it is available with criminals, which can be obtained by paying ransom to criminals. One of the most treacherous samples of such malware is 'Seftad'.
A successful 'Seftad' assault can encrypt not just the user's pictures and video footage but also the MBR (master boot record), which completely obstructs access to the PC and can demolish all programs present on the hard disc forever.
Therefore, important question that arises out here, which needs to be answered, is whether any good ways to avoid losing significant information due to such malicious attacks. To this Kaspersky concludes that there are many ways to avoid losing data which includes not storing precious information on digital devices like computers and mobiles and Internauts can lessen the hazard of loss through regular back- ups of dependable anti-malware protection.
» SPAMfighter News - 16-09-2013