Microsoft OneDrive offers Ransomware protection to its Users!

    OneDrive, the prestigious Cloud Storage Platform of Microsoft Corporation has announced details of a newly incorporated feature which allows users to fully restore files against accidental deletion disasters or ransomware attacks.

    According to a digital presentation and a subsequent Tweet from Stephen Rose, Senior Product Marketing Manager for the OneDrive Team, the “ File Restore” feature will allow the users to roll back their respective OneDrive accounts to any point of time they choose.

    The feature is said to be introduced in next couple of weeks and is aimed at those who like to protect their data on the OneDrive cloud platform against all cyber threats-mainly ransomware attacks.

    In the last two years, ransomware attacks on public and private entities have increased by 50% when compared to 2015.

    International Data Corporation(IDC) predicts that the next target of Ransomware spreaders will be cloud environments as these repositories store tons of qualified data.

    Taking a cue from IDC and to be prepared to avert data disasters to its users, Microsoft has decided to roll out a File Restore feature to all its OneDrive users by the end of this month.

    If this takes place then it would revamp the existing ability to restore deleted files in OneDrive, which is currently limited to 30-days for most users( 90 days for premium accounts).

    Therefore, if in case, you accidentally deleted files or in case, your OneDrive account on your device/s get infected with ransomware, then you can use the ‘file restore’ feature to roll back the change and get back your stored data.

    Note-Some sources reporting to Cybersecurity Insiders said that the feature will only be available to business users who use the cloud storage provider’s service for all their data storage needs.

    Naveen Goud
    Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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