Doxware is the new ransomware. Anchor uses the attacker’s own playbook against them to neutralize doxware.
Ransomware used to just lock up your data and make you pay to get it back. It’s evolved into something more dangerous. Doxware is ransomware that threatens to publish your most sensitive data on “leak sites” or “the dark web” if you don’t pay the ransom.
Defending against traditional ransomware meant frequent, offline backups.
: ransomware that threatens to release confidential/sensitive data to the public if the victim does not pay the ransom. It comes from the term “doxing,” which means releasing confidential information on the internet.
// the doxware attack was harmless because our files were anchored
Synonyms: leakware, extortionware
Anchor neutralizes doxware because your sensitive data is always encrypted. Even if they manage to steal your data they can’t use it against you. The decryption keys are secured offsite by Anchor and are never saved with the data. You, and only you, are capable of decrypting your files.
Anchor your sensitive files so they will always be encrypted and access controlled.
No one wants to get breached but it happens. Despite your best efforts, it can happen to your company.
When the attacker threatens to publish your sensitive data, respond with confidence because the files they stole are encrypted and they don’t have the keys.
Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. Take pride in knowing that you protected your confidential information from would-be doxers using the same method their ransomware used to make you a victim.
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It depends on your business. Traditional ransomware can bring your operations to a halt. But if you have a secure, reliable backup system you can restore operations, making it a temporary problem.
Doxware can destroy your business reputation and credibility. Once confidential information is leaked there is no getting it back. You can’t undo the damage.
If your business deals with highly sensitive data then doxware can do far more damage than traditional ransomware.
The only way to protect your business from doxware is to prevent sensitive data from being stolen in the first place. Once data has been leaked it can’t be unleaked.
Anchor keeps your sensitive information encrypted at all times so that files stolen by doxware are still protected and sensitive information won’t be leaked online.
To protect your business from ransomware you need secure backups and to protect it from doxware you need to Anchor Your Data.