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Can ransomware infect backups?

Backups are not immune to ransomware attacks. Often, an attacker intentionally targets data backups to increase the likelihood someone will pay the ransom in desperation to restore their files. Offline backups and storage locations not connected to the network are the safest way to protect your backups. If you are in this situation and need ransomware recovery, you must understand the ransomware recovery methods available and the pros and cons of paying the ransom.