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At the beginning of the new year, Impresa, Portugal’s largest broadcaster TV and newspaper, was crippled by ransomware attacks. This is also the first time that national media services have been disrupted for an extended period of time due to ransomware attacks. And the ransomware gang behind the attacks is called Lapsus$.

The attack affected the media giant Impresa’s main websites, which remained offline early Tuesday. It is reported that the server infrastructure vital to Impresa’s operations was affected. In addition, an officially verified Twitter account belonging to Impresa was hacked and used to publicly ridicule the company.

Lapsus$ entered the scene in 2021 as a ransomware gang whose most high-profile attack to date was last month’s attack on Brazil’s Ministry of Health. The attack destroyed several online systems, deleted information about citizens’ coronavirus vaccination records, and destroyed the system for issuing digital vaccination certificates. This attack shows that the rapid momentum of ransomware attacks shows no signs of slowing down in the new year.

The urgency of enterprise data protection

Industries and companies that have extensive user data are often at high risk of data breaches. This is particularly true of the financial, insurance, education, medical, and other industries, as well as Internet, telecommunications, and other businesses. In recent years, a number of data breaches have shocked the public, not only because they involve tens or even hundreds of millions of pieces of data, but also because the leaked data is more detailed and comprehensive and can paint an all-round picture of the user.

The risk exposes the inadequacies of enterprise data security systems, and some companies, not only SMEs but also international corporations, have loopholes in data storage and transfer. In fact, data itself is a part of a company’s assets. When the most important data is lost, it often leads to irreparable economic losses that are almost “fatal”.

On the other hand, the leak of enterprise data leads to public distrust of the company and even the entire industry. This distrust will affect the public’s choice and eventually lead to the loss of corporate users and the obstruction of industry development.

To build a solid mechanism to protect data, we must first have a set of effective technical measures in place. For example, we need to improve our own data security management capabilities, improve the regulatory compliance system in a timely manner, secure important data, and encrypt and protect data and files with reliable solutions.

Cloud backup and disaster recovery

The traditional way of managing data cannot meet the recovery and protection needs of many enterprises. And from the perspective of enterprises, the high cost of data backup and the ever-increasing demands for data storage, the traditional way of data storage has become less and less feasible.

With the development of technology, more and more companies expect to replace traditional backup methods with modern management tools, efficient data backup and recovery. Cloud backup and disaster recovery is a breath of fresh air in this field, which is accepted and used by more and more companies.

With cloud backup, we can rely on the unlimited extensibility of cloud providers without worrying about investment. The pay-as-you-use model reduces the hassle of procuring and implementing backups. This approach allows us to predict and manage capacity growth and operational costs.

Cloud data backup providers typically offer the most advanced technologies, such as agentless backup, LAN -Free bakcup, instant recovery, deduplication & cpmpression, etc. In addition to the security required by the certification, most providers can also offer 7×24 monitoring, management and reporting, which may not have been affordable for many companies before.