Ransomwared! A Live Google Apps Ransomware Attack & Recovery

Many businesses have transitioned to the G Suite for its convenience, reliability, and scalability. Unfortunately, Google Apps is severely lacking is two areas that are essential to any modern company today: data protection and recovery. These two shortcomings are more worrisome than ever in 2017 considering the significant rise in ransomware attacks.

Ransomware is a vicious type of malware that encrypts files and folders and demands a ransom in order to decrypt said data. These days, more and more businesses on cloud-based applications such as the G Suite and Office 365, are becoming targets of ransomware attacks. Side note: Google Vault is not backup and will not protect data from a disaster such as ransomware.

File this under “don’t try this at home.” To demonstrate how Backupify protects business data against ransomware, we infected ourselves with ransomware LIVE ON AIR and then used Backupify for Google Apps to quickly restore the data (virus-free) with ease. Watch the full attack and recovery here:


We can’t say it enough, but DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. Ransomware is scary stuff.

BUT, if you would like to try Backupify for Google Apps at home, you can start your free trial now at backupify.com/trial.