Who among you has never been affected directly or indirectly at work or at home by ransomware attack? Based on research sponsored by Malwarebytes and conducted by "Osterman Research" almost half of partecipants has been affected at least by 1 ransomeware on their workplace during the last 12 months. and this data are growing up every months, as are growing the channels from which is possible to be infected.
When our defenses don't work properly, the only solution is pay the ransom! According to CNN's investigation "Cyber-criminals collected $209 million in the first three months of 2016 by extorting businesses and institutions to unlock computer servers".
currently there are two ways to defence from this type of attack: One effective backup system , or a good antimalware with euristics functions that allow to recognize existing ransomware and prevent the new variants. Based on Barkly's website, only 41% of victims by ransomware that have a backup system, was enabled to restore 100% of data without data loss. Some variants of ransomware can encrypt also backup data if the backup device is attached to the server or computer at the moment of infection. In others case the delta time between the last backup and data encryption is too hight to restore without data loss. Today there are new antimalware products that work very well against most diffused ransomware, and pretty good also with new ransomware unknown . These software are based on euristic functions, and check if a running process was doing something of strange based on model behavior's of the current ransomware existing today. But ransomware change and encrese every day... what will happen if a new ransomware will use a differente behavior? Are you sure to be fully protected with your antimalware?
Our solution don't want replace the others solutions, but want be a complementary tool, that can cover the gap that leave others solutions. As you can see in ours video, we immunized ours important files with our tool, and after malware infection this file are at safe.
Our goals and how we use founds:
We need these founds to transform ours technology that at this moment is just a little more than of a proof-of-concept in a full software to sell at the customers, and invest in research to improve ours technologies for the future releases.
Risks and challenges
There are differents ransomware, and some of them can encrypt all your hard disk instead of single files (for example Petya works in this way). In this case you can't access to every file included immunized ones.But this is a great challenge to try to resolve for future release.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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