Viral attacks in Ukraine

In the summer of 2017, the whole of Ukraine was shaken by attacks of the Petya virus, which later became known as Not.Petya, as it was similar to the Petya virus, but had a slightly different nature. As always, Ukraine was not ready for such attacks. And all mobile operators, major banks, major online stores and businesses have "laid down" from the virus.

Judge for yourself the scale of the tragedy: Kievstar, lifecell, Vodafone Ukraine, Farmak, Boris, Shell, WOG, Klo, Citrus, Oschadbank, Foxtrot, Novus, Fozzy, Epicenter, Nova Post, TNK, Cabinet, GP Document, Radio Lux, Radio Maximum, Correspondent, Inter, Ukrposta, about 30 banks, Ukrzaliznitsa, Borispol Airport, Kiev Metro, Kiev Metro,

The affected businesses have effectively suspended their operations for several weeks, and some have so far been unable to recover the data after such an attack. A lot of information has been lost and cannot be restored.

If the databases in companies were somehow archived, unstructured data in Word, Excel, etc. formats were on users' computers or network resources and their backup was not done either because of the amount of data and because administrators did not know what needed to be archived. The consequences of these losses will be "cleaned up" for many years to come.

What can destroy information

When users think about the causes of information loss, they usually have one reason: viruses. In fact, there are many reasons that could lead to the destruction of information. I would divide them into groups of factors, but I think such a list will not be complete, because how much do not list, there will always be a factor that is forgotten.

So the reasons for the loss of information:

  • Viruses
  • trojans, backdoors, keylogers and other malware. (This type of program is not exactly a virus. They may "not procreate" their bodies, but perform the necessary function for the developer, such as stealing passwords, intercepting keyboard clicks, providing remote access to data, etc.);
  • quackers (many journalists confuse quackers and hackers. Hackers are advanced programmers, quackers are those who are engaged in hacking systems for profit or harm);
  • User errors (accidentally deleted, accidentally reformatted, accidentally replaced, etc.);
  • Employees (staff actions);
  • Equipment failure
  • fires, floods, natural disasters;
  • raider attacks, arbitrariness of officials and law enforcement;
  • theft of machinery.

As you can see, there are a lot of reasons that can lead to the loss of information. And in order to protect against these causes, it is desirable to store information distributedly, to prevent its destruction by viruses, people, programs, the environment and hardware failures.

Who does not protect the information, he sooner or later loses it. And the loss of information can lead to bankruptcy or closure of the enterprise.

Damage from the Petya virus in 2017

Petya virus in 2017 caused damage in 60 countries worth more than $6 billion. The damage is huge, but as noted above, if there was no one reason, there would be another.

Companies do not want to spend money on information protection (and relatively small), but are willing to pay any funds when the data is lost.

How VDoc® Saves Information From Petya Virus

As noted above, it is necessary to spread it geographically in order to protect information, remove the possibility of destruction of information by viruses, programs and users, and carry out effective backup.

In VDoc, users and malware do not have the right to delete information. They can only mark the removal information, but the information itself will always remain.

Programs and users do not have direct access to files on the server, they work through the browser, receiving and downloading information there. As a result, the server program will not be able to destroy anything from the user, and the user will not be able to destroy anything on the server.

To distribute information, you can use the VDoc service or install the software part on a remote server. At the time of the file change, the information is stored on the user's computer, rather than being changed directly on the server. And it is saved by the user on the server only when the final version of the edits is made. Each file in the change history is a completed version of document changes.

Thanks to a specially designed file-saving hierarchy, administrators can save not all the files that are in the store, but only changes made to the system from the last backup. The time it is possible to copy information and the amount of data transmitted decreases. Finally, administrators can store information in the backup system in a timely manner.

Presentation about VDoc®

VDoc limitations®

The VDoc system has virtually no limitations, it is perfectly scaled for a project of any size.

However, there are some limitations that exist in practice and are more related to the limitations of third-party software solutions than the VDoc system itself.
When working through a browser, users have a limit on the amount of information transmitted for 1 time. This volume in all modern browsers is 4GB. That is, you can download the volume of files or file size only up to 4GB.

Unfortunately, browser developers have not yet fixed this inconvenient factor in their work. Although comments in the systems of control of wishes have been made repeatedly and have been there for many years.

The amount of information processed by the system is virtually unlimited and is mostly dependent on the physical volumes in your servers and the bandwidth of connected lines.

Backup information in VDoc®

In VDoc, all new data recorded is distributed on drives in accordance with the time hierarchy of the information insertion. Data files are stored in the format: Project (root directory)/Year/Month/Day. In this way, you can only keep the information for the required period, rather than archive all the system data.

Collective work with files in the VDoc system®

The system fixes when the user takes the file "to work." Process participants always see who changes the information and when the file has been taken into work. Using the file registration system, you'll be less likely to "conflict" even for files that don't involve multiple users changing information at the same time.

History of data changes

All changes are complete and downloaded by users when a certain phase of work on the file is completed. All file changes by different users are saved by the system for an indefinite period of time.

Uniform data storage standards

By keeping the information in a single database, users get used to a single hierarchy of documents. They start working as a team with unstructured data. Uniform data storage standards improve user performance and understanding of the structure by different stakeholders.

The scalability of the VDoc® system and the Corporation 2 system

The VDoc system is designed for medium and large enterprises, but can also be used by small companies. The system copes well with both a small number of users – 10-50, and with a large number of thousands or tens of thousands of users. Below are the functional tasks that are covered by the system, compared to other ways of storing information most commonly used on the market.

How to switch to VDoc®

Reading this article, did you have a desire to protect corporate documents? Then decide for yourself in what mode you want to save information:

  • In the "cloud" (at the developer or partners on the server);
  • on their servers.

Determine the number of users working with the information and its volume. And also with the frequency of document changes and the amount of information added.

Cloud Storage (VDoc Service) is the cheapest option. In this case, the developer takes on all the issues of the service (server, Internet on the server, setting up and updating the system, providing the necessary amount of software).

To get started in this mode, send an email to email: rs@corp2.net with a VDoc connection application, specifying the number of users and the amount of storage space you need for your project. The developer will bill for the first month of work. After payment, within 1 day, the system is launched for your use. You can also order and pay for the VDoc service directly on the site.

The VDoc software product is the best option for medium and large enterprises that have their own IT infrastructure. In this case, the use of the software product has no time limit. In addition, the software is installed on your hardware and the developer does not have access to both the software on your servers and the information on them.

When buying software as a product, the developer provides updates and technical support to VDoc software for 1 year.

To buy VDoc, you need to make an application for email: rs@corp2.net to buy a VDoc software product with the number of licenses you need to operate your project. It is advisable to specify the planned amount of information and the load that will be when it is used. You can also make a purchase online through the site.

About VDoc developer®

The IT business of the K2® brand has a 25-year history and began in the 1990s. In the last few years, the focus of K2® has focused on web application development (RIA applications), 1C development, 3D visualization and 3D animation.

Now the main areas of activity of the K2 brand® are presented on the websites:

Interview of the director of K2R® on Europe Plus radio

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