Author: Jan Chapman

Jan Chapman is the Co-Founder and Managing director of MSP Blueshift. He has 20 years experience working in IT, a masters degree in networking and many industry certifications. IT can be a complex business, but Jan tries to make it as simple as possible. It’s a business tool, the simpler it is the more reliable it is, and when if it does break it’s quicker to repair.

Ransomware started a plague for users and businesses in 2012. What started out as a simple download from an email or a site turned out to be malicious software that would not let you access your own files unless you pay a ransom, hence the name. Now there’s Wannacry and it has caused damage on many corporate computer networks and ultimately, a complete shutdown of all systems. Ransomware has no easy fix. Once it takes over your files, your business will be put on hold until an IT Solutions Provider or an anti-virus program are able to fix it. But there are…

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