Ransomware and Phishing: How PDFfiller protects your documents

The WannaCry attack and the recent phishing attacks against DocuSign customers, serve to remind everybody to protect their digital documents. At PDFfiller we don’t take these events lightly and would like to share some tips that can help our customers protect themselves from common ransomware and phishing attacks.

Over the past ten years our security team has had to deflect numerous attacks. To date, there have been no known breaches of any data from PDFfiller. We use the latest security to prevent attacks, encrypt stored documents so that even were a hacker to penetrate our defenses no information would be retrievable and work with our customers to prevent phishing attacks.

Cloud storage is the best way to protect your sensitive documents from a ransomware attack. Even if your personal computer is compromised, any documents saved in your PDFfiller account remain safe and accessible from any device. That’s why we offer unlimited document storage with any PDFfiller subscription. Not only is it easier and more convenient to manage all of your forms and documents with PDFfiller, it’s safer too. That’s why we highly recommend using a reputable cloud storage provider to back up all of your sensitive files. It’s the best defense against ransomware like WannaCry.

Phishing attacks go after people by tricking them into giving information to a fake website that looks like a legitimate one. Vigilance is the key to spotting these attacks. Always check the address of any link you go to. Common phishing strategies use a slightly misspelled version of a website’s URL. Also, check that any website where you enter information has a lock displayed next to the url like this:

If you ever get a suspicious email claiming to be from PDFfiller, forward it to our customer support right away. They can either verify its authenticity or contact the proper authorities in the case of a phishing attempt. Never enter any information in an email or link unless you are absolutely sure it is authentic.

By taking a few simple steps, you can dramatically minimize your chances of falling prey to ransomware or phishing. Remember to back up important documents in cloud storage and always check the URL before entering any information online.