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Detect, Prevent, and Notify users of Ransomware attack

Detect, Prevent, and Notify users of Ransomware attack

Daniel S.148
New member | Level 2

It's good that Dropbox can help recover from Ransomware. I believe the service could do more to prevent Dropbox contamination and alert users. Consider having a unique-per-user file in each Dropbox which would be checked for its expected value on every upload, and which if changed would prevent further uploads and alert user. Would need to be a filename that hackers couldn't easily predict or discover and avoid changing. Given the goal, perhaps better ways could be invented? If they couldn't zap my Dropbox, my most important files could be safer.

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Megan
Dropboxer

This idea is going to need a bit more support before we share your suggestion with our team. 
We’ve updated the status to encourage more users to back you up! 

Status changed to: Gathering Support
Walter
Dropboxer

Thank you for your idea, while we can't take every idea forward we do regularly re-review and will update you if anything changes!

Status changed to: Not for right now
Walter
Dropboxer

Hey @Daniel S.148 - would our new ransomware detection feature be close to what you had in mind originally perhaps? 

 

Note: At the moment, it's available to teams on Dropbox Advanced or Enterprise plans. 

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