By Seth James Nielson and Daron Barnes of Ironwood Experts.
As a younger man, and long before I knew anything about computer security, I was quite a fan of Star Trek the Next Generation. One episode in particular, Contagion, captured my imagination. In this episode, an alien computer virus infects the ship’s systems, resulting in various malfunctions. The virus eventually triggers the ship’s self-destruct sequence but is stopped by shutting down all the systems. The ship is then, essentially, restored from back-up.
It amuses the Star Trek Fan still within me that this type of approach is actually recommended by Trend Micro for dealing with a CryptoLocker Ransomware infection.