Howard University was recently the victim of a ransomware attack – Who’s Next?
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Eastvale, Calif .– (ReleaseWire) – 09/13/2021 – The U.S. education industry saw a 15% increase in cyber attacks in July, compared to the first half of 2021, with an average of 853 attacks per week, according to Check Point Research. Schools and hospitals are literally under attack from ransomware and cyber attacks.
The attack on US-based software provider Kaseya by Russia-linked ransomware group REvil in July 2021 has reportedly affected up to 2,000 organizations worldwide.
Some recent attacks on schools and medical centers:
CarePointe – 50,000 patients exposed, University Medical Center Nevada – REvil
Morgan County Schools, TN and Leonardtown, MD – REvil again in Kaseya, Virginia Tech attack – also hit by ransomware attack
DuPage Medical Group data breach – affecting 600,000 patients at 100 sites. It is time for this to end.
Schools and hospitals do not have the expertise or manpower to protect their systems against these attacks. They need the fastest and easiest ways to have a basic solution that can be implemented immediately.
FilingBox creates a read-only network file server. This secure storage protects data even if the PC and server are already exposed to ransomware. An attacker cannot edit, copy or delete files stored on the Filing Box. Only the authorized user can manipulate the files.
To keep your data safe, FilingBox stores your data on separate network storage, not on a local drive on your PC or server. It provides a network drive to PCs and servers like a conventional file server. However, it has read-only security mode which can protect data from ransomware running on your PC and server.
Once authoring read-only mode is enabled, FilingBox functions as a CD-ROM burner. It does not allow any modification or deletion of data on this network drive, the application can only create and read data. So even though the ransomware is running on PCs and servers, attackers cannot encrypt data on this network drive. This is because FilingBox only allows applications to create and read the file, except when modifying (or encrypting) the files.
Users and administrators can edit and delete files on this network drive, but malware and any other application cannot edit or delete files. The company is offering a free 6-month license to medical, educational, and government organizations as a gesture to prove the technology’s viability.
If you would like to see a demo and / or want license details, please contact me.
Here is a demo: https://youtu.be/d4MByFi3S84
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