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    New ransomware called NOLS that encrypts documents with .nols extension

    by godfrey_njagi ·


    Hi, I work in an a law firm and yesterday I realized that we had been attacked by a ransomware that encrypted very critical documents and changed them to .nols extension hence rendering them inaccessible. I was able to remove the virus manually, now I want to know if there is any possible way I can decrypt the files. It is a critical matter so kindly assist with any possible solutions.

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      Best Cure is Prevention

      by henrycartersmith ·

      In reply to New ransomware called NOLS that encrypts documents with .nols extension

      It is unfortunate that your law firm had to face such a scenario. Maintaining vital data and files from corruption and overwrite issues while providing timely backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) solutions is a challenging task. Legal practices require a dependable technique to securely transmit and protect classified data and documents.

      These ransomware attacks have become sophisticated over the years as they are using techniques such as machine learning and advanced AI to develop and attack hosts. This is the reason that you need a smart solution to overcome this scenario.

      As the data in law firms is highly mission-critical and it’s protection is a necessity at levels. What you need is a system capable of storing your data on-premises and in the cloud with a layer of encryption because in-case some unauthorized person gets access to your data it would remain unreadable to them.

      I mentioned cloud because the backup to an off-premises site plays an important role in data recovery.

      The second layer of protection comes from creating regular snapshots and encrypted backups to on-premises and in the cloud.

      The third layer of protection comes in the form of a cluster or a combination of multiple firewalls systems and an AI-powered ransomware protection system.

      All of these layers are readily available for you in StoneFly’s DR365V backup and disaster recovery solution. It’s cloud connect support allows you to create backups in the S3 compatible clouds. It also easily integrates with all major hypervisor including Citrix, Hyper-v, VMware, and KVM. The backup and recovery features are exceptional thanks to a wide variety of backup software support like Veeam, Zerto, Commvault and more. I’m sure with the understanding of what you need and a solution in hand you can prepare and protect your data from future threats.

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