StoneFly saves California based school from dreaded Tescrypt Ransomware

StoneFly, Inc, a wholly owned business subsidiary of DNF Corporation has helped a California based school (name withheld due to NDA) recover from a dreaded Tescrypt malware which encrypts user data using AES encryption and demands money to decrypt files. StoneFly Cloud based back ups helped the school to restore the infected files that too without any data loss and ransomware pay.

The Business Challenge

The California based school nurtures a passion for education and exploration through an integrated curriculum that stretches across disciplines. Several of the educational institutions educators are leaders in their academic fields and contribute valuable research and teaching experience. One of the senior level faculty member’s personal computers in the school network was hit by a dreaded Tescrypt- also called as Teslacrypt malware. This included many files developed over years of teaching experience. Slowly the malware started to take few other critical files on the network and at this time the management received an alert. Paying a fee to unlock the critical files was reprehensible. At the same time losing the valuable documents was agonizing, as it could postpone some of the courses planned by the school management at the start of the next academic year.

Fortunately, the California based school didn’t have to worry about any of that as they were having a StoneFly cloud based backup and disaster recovery solution.

The StoneFly Solution

StoneFly helped California based school restore every encrypted files quickly, without the need to restore the whole file server.

StoneFly CDR365 Disaster Recovery is a perfect online backup solution that automates data backup to secure cloud storage. The application combines easy to use interface with a powerful functionality making a disaster recovery plan simple, reliable and affordable. It allows users set up their backups on an automated note and offers continuous data protection with block level backup where changed parts of the file are backed up.

CDR365 proved that recovery is 100% reliable, easy and fast. It allowed the school management to save only the encrypted files from the backup, rather than restoring the whole file server.

The result

  • Recovery proved 100% reliable
  • RTO shrunk by 98% , from several hours to a few minutes
  • Backup management was significantly faster
  • Last, but not the least, saved the school from paying ransomware and that too without any data loss fear.

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