A tech firm based in Milwaukee is giving businesses in Door and Kewaunee Counties 14 million reasons to keep up-to-date protecting their computers. According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Russian hackers recently stole information from Virtual Care Provider, Inc., which manages internet security and data storage services for over 100 nursing homes nationwide. In exchange for giving the data back, hackers are asking the company for $14 million. No nursing homes in Door and Kewaunee Counties were affected by the breach, but Erin Helgeson from Quantum PC in Sturgeon Bay says it is a good reminder for all businesses to teach their employees the importance of safe browsing.
Helgeson says having a reliable back-up database of your information off-site is another way to protect yourself from having to pay out thousands or millions of dollars because of ransomware.