Plan B confirms 44% of Disaster Recovery requirements are for Ransomware

In light of the recent Wannacry cyber-attack that impacted many organisations including the National Health Service, Plan B has announced that 44% of all customer disaster recovery utilisations in the last 12 months have been to deal with Ransomware attacks. And furthermore, 87% of these have been within the past 6 months. “We’ve noticed a […]

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Another Wannacry scam warning

Early reports have been posted by Action Fraud warning of yet another scam following on from the Wannacry ransomware attack, this time with a phone number to call for supposed ‘Microsoft tech support’. In the follow-up to Wannacry, cyber criminals are luring victims to pay $320 for a malware software removal tool that is actually free of […]

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Beware of phishing emails pretending to be from BT

Computer users are being warned to be careful of phishing emails pretending to be from BT, encouraging users to “confirm a security upgrade” and “deficiency to do so will result in limited access to your profile”. The email follows on from the recent Wannacry ransomware attack, which affected Windows computers and servers which were not up […]

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Cryptolocker advice

Following on from Friday’s WannaCry cryptolocker attack which made headline news and impacted one of our most precious resources – the NHS, what really happened and what action should you be taking to protect yourself against it? Cryptolocker is a form of ransomware – a programme that encrypts your computer files and demands payment for the […]

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Plan B cited as a ‘strong performer’ in DRaaS

Plan B Disaster Recovery has been cited as a ‘strong performer’ by a leading independent research firm in their latest Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service research report. Plan B was among the selected companies that Forrester invited to participate in its 2017 Forrester Wave evaluation, The Forrester Wave: Disaster-Recovery-As-A-Service Providers, Q2 2017. In this evaluation, Plan B achieved top […]

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Cryptolocker attack infects unsecured admin account

Cryptoclocker attacks are designed to hunt down even the smallest of vulnerabilities in your IT systems and once in, wreak havoc with your productivity. One of Plan B’s customers discovered this when a cryptolocker attack managed to infect an admin account that was left without adequate security. Our customer, a legal firm, contacted Plan B at 17:35 […]

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Investment Organisation evaluates their DR requirements

Coller Capital, a customer of Plan B, has openly shared their requirements from a disaster recovery point of view in the hope that others can benefit from their experiences. In a highly regulated market, compliance and investor management are 2 key priorities for Coller Capital. They want to demonstrate to their regulators that they have mitigated their IT […]

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Plan B showcases new Zerto implementation at Cloud Expo Europe

Plan B is attending Cloud Expo Europe at ExCel London on the 15 & 16 March to showcase its latest Disaster Recovery implementation. Having successfully designed and implemented a complex DR solution involving Zerto continuous replication technology for a leading housing association, Plan B has met technology, compliance and service requirements to beat the competition and win […]

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Yet more SSP customers lose their systems

SSP, developers of the Pure software application that is used by the insurance market in order to generate new business quotations, has experienced yet another IT availability interruption. Following on from their hardware failure a few months ago that resulted in over 300 brokers being left without the ability to quote new business for up to 4 weeks, […]

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Ransomware isn’t a problem for Plan B customers

When a customer of Plan B Disaster Recovery experienced a Ransomware attack this week, the fact that they have a fully managed recovery process meant that we could eliminate the attack within minutes. Our customer, a specialist recruitment firm with around 150 employees, was attacked on Tuesday this week. The initial response strategy was to restore the […]

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