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Full Name: Trevor Bell
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Veeam Backup Default Directory Name

Post by TrevorBell » Sep 29, 2016 7:09 pm

Hi Folks,

Just a quick heads up.

Last week the company i work for had a Ransomeware attack. These are very extreme attacks and this particular version "iloveworld" is a new variant doing the rounds google it and you will see, it also deletes the default Veeam Backup Directory :shock: .

The only way to forward was to pay or restore from Tape backup.

Please have a think of your backup strategy follow the 3-2-1 rule is the way forward guys.

10TB off tape wasnt too bad , but if you dont have offsite tape or atleast snapshot technology you could be in for a rough deal.

( we caught the virus and have sent to Symantec and FBi who have yet to see it )



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Re: Veeam Backup Default Directory Name

Post by Shestakov » Sep 30, 2016 8:38 am

Hi Trevor,
Indeed offsite copy of backups needed for the best ransomware protection.
Despite tapes, Cloud repository is another great option.
Thanks for sharing your story with us, I`m glad tape backups helped!

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