From the Spring 2023 Issue

Three Ways to Protect Your Business Against Wiper Malware: The Growing Cyber Threat

Ahsan Siddiqui
Director, Product Management | Arcserve

A fast-growing and alarming threat to corporate data is wiper malware. Unlike ransomware, which can encrypt and disable your files until you pay a ransom, wiper malware deletes company data permanently to cause as much destruction as possible. Once it infects your system, it will make your data completely unrecoverable. This type of malware is hazardous because it offers no possibility of recovery by paying a ransom.

Wiper malware has grown more common in recent years, with several high-profile attacks making headlines. The destructive WannaCry attack in 2017, which affected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide, is believed . . .

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