4. Email has become a ransomware target
Gartner reports a 700% rise in ransomware attacks over the last two years, and Exchange Online‘s rising popularity makes it an attractive target for ransomware at work, particularly a newer threat variant called “mailbox ransomware.” While the architecture of O365 addresses data redundancy and some resiliency, there’s little protection against data loss, accidental or malicious deletion, deletion beyond retention timeframes, corruption, encryption (ransomware), and more. That makes choosing the right backup and recovery solution even more important. Yours must be a modern platform capable of fighting back against mailbox ransomware that comes in directly through email.