Nearly 100 countries, including India, have been hit by a massive cyber-attack, which, according to experts, was carried out with the help of “cyber weapons” stolen from the US National Security Agency. The cyberattack was first reported from Sweden, Britain, and France, US media outlets reported.
Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails that appeared to contain invoices, job offers, security warnings, and other legitimate files. It has been reported that new ransomware, “Wanna cry” is spreading widely. Wannacry encrypts the files on infected Windows systems. This ransomware spreads by using a vulnerability in implementations of Server Message Block (SMB) in Windows systems.
This exploit is named ETERNALBLUE. The ransomware WannaCrypt or Wanna Cry encrypts the computer’s hard disk drive and then spreads laterally among computers on the same LAN. The ransomware also spreads through malicious attachments to emails.
An increase in activity of the malware was noticed on Friday, security software company Avast reported, adding that it “quickly escalated into a massive spreading”. Within hours, over 75,000 attacks have been detected worldwide, the company said. Meanwhile, the MalwareTech tracker detected over 100,000 infected systems over the past 24 hours.
According to cyber swachhta Kendra, the file extensions that malware ‘Wanna cry’ is targeting contain certain clusters of formats like:
Commonly used office file extensions (.ppt, .doc, .docx, .xlsx, .sxi).
Less common and nation-specific office formats (.sxw, .odt, .hwp).
Archives, media files (.zip, .rar, .tar, .bz2, .mp4, .mkv)
Emails and email databases (.eml, .msg, .ost, .pst, .edb).
Kindly do not open any email attachments unless thoroughly scanned with a paid antivirus application whose virus definitions have been thoroughly updated. In addition, do not open or run any attachment with tasksche.exe file. We have also attached the industry best practices & know-how on ransomware mitigation.
R1Soft Server Backup Manager is a near-continuous backup application for Windows and Linux servers. R1Soft allows for backup of both physical and virtual devices. The software provides user scheduled near continuous disk-based online backups for one or more Windows or Linux servers. Each time a user scheduled backup is performed.
Individual files inside of a disk image can be restored to their original location or an alternate computer.
In the R1 soft Server panel, we can add up to the total size of HDD available in the R1soft backup manager.
In that panel, it very easy to add Windows or Linux machine, just see the below.
You can access all of the functions you need to manage your users by clicking Users in the Main menu which is under Setting option.
We can schedule back as per our requirement, in that panel we can set automatic backup generator, this panel includes Policy. Once the backup is done successfully and we want to take again backup pf same machine, this panel has an incremental backup process.
Just click on backup now, it will start incremental backup for that machine.
Advantage of R1Soft Backup Manager:
This panel starts taking backup of a particular machine block by block, Either it’s Linux or Windows.
With the help of this R1soft Backup manager, we can restore a single file from Recovery point to the destination point, where you want to restore.
We can download a particular file or folder which is already backup was taken in or which is present in the recovery point.
It provides better security for Data.
We can restore the whole machine into a new machine with the same data as per your requirement.
It will generate a new machine with the same data, which was already in the Old machine.
Its like true Copy of the old machine.
Its provide the log for all machine when you getting any error while connecting to that machine, which you want to take a backup, it provides the whole log of error, when the machine did not connect with Agent.
If any running process goes cancel, it also provides the reason for cancellation, a log will appear in the Log option.
Why should we use R1soft Backup Manager?
R1Soft takes a slightly different approach to server backup than most traditional backup companies. While traditional, incremental backup products allow you to backup your data at the file level, Server Backup Manager (SBM) enables you to perform backups at the block level.
• Easy-to-use web-based control panel
Bare-Metal Restore (BMR) for full server restores
Support for both Linux and Windows
7-daily recovery points & SQL protection
• File Include/Exclude Option available
The best thing about R1soft Back Manager, it has the option of file include/exclude, It’s very helpful when we start tacking back up of the machine.
If the HDD of R1soft backup manager low then we can take the only backup of our important file also.
• Fewer Performance Issues
One major advantage of bypassing the file system is that there is no penalty on backup performance for having a large number of files. The backup application never looks at files and doesn’t care how many files there are on a server.
Block-level backups start by taking a snapshot of the live running volume. The block-level data is then read from the snapshot, rather than the actual disk. This allows the backup to run in harmony with your file system, rather than taxing your servers and causing performance issues for hours on end.
• Easy File Restores
While not every block-level backup solution could do this, but our block-level technology can read files and file attributes from raw disk blocks in a platform-independent fashion. That means that R1Soft’s Server Backup Manager doesn’t have to rely on the operating system when it’s reading the data.
Not only does this allow you to backup both Windows and Linux servers, but it also allows you to perform cross-platform file restores. Making your restores O.S.-agnostic gives you the flexibility to restore files out of block-based backup done on a Linux server to a Windows server and visa-versa.
Other applications require that you set up your NFS or CIFS share for the backup application to store and read backup data from. R1Soft has its network protocol for moving the files and block data so you don’t have to configure a network file system.
• Faster and More Efficient
The file system is responsible for keeping track of the tree or hierarchy of files. In doing so, it stores files in neat little fixed-size blocks on the disk. Unfortunately, files can be located on blocks that are scattered all across the disk.
Because of this, backup applications that read data at the file level are forced to jump all around the disk and traverse the directory tree just to find all of the files eligible for backup. This tends to be a very fragmented, convoluted process that causes the disk to spend as much time, if not more, searching for the correct information instead of reading the data.
Voiding that unnecessary search party goes a long way in shortening your backup window and making the whole backup process that much more predictable.
• Backup your data securely with Crucial
Dedicated server and VPS customers of Crucial can back up their data safely and securely with R1Soft Backups.
R1Soft Backup works by taking a full server backup, then incremental or ‘changed-file’ backups each night, thus creating 7 daily recovery points. The advantage of R1Soft Backup over the typical FTP or image backup is the ability to login to the R1Soft Backup control panel via a web interface and browse & restore individual files or folders.