This morning, the administrator of The Gremlin Report Twitter account came across potential evidence of a Data Loss Gremlin invasion planned for this Monday - World Backup Day.
Intronis has launched the Twitter account @Gremlin_Report to monitor and report on the activities of the notorious Data Loss Gremlins, who have taken to social media to trade data loss success stories and celebrate their dastardly deeds.
The drawing found in the bushes outside the Intronis office (pictured to the right) is crude and short on details (it would appear the second step in the Data Loss Gremlins' plan of attack remains unfinished). Regardless, it provides some idea of what these nefarious mutts may be up to come March 31.
Signed by Whoopsie Daisy - the clumsy oaf known for spilling coffee on hard drives, tripping over electric wires, and deleting important emails - the drawing seems to confirm rumors that on World Backup Day, the Data Loss Gremlins plan to "crush," "smash," and "bash" data worldwide, leaving SMBs "in tears".
This theory is supported by a recent tweet from Mal - the viral Gremlin responsible for devastating malware attacks worldwide. In the tweet, displayed below, Mal seems to suggest that the Data Loss Gremlins are planning to "unleash" their fury on the world this Monday.
@Gremlin_Report Ha! You fools! Awareness is just what we want! Tell the world that the fury of Data Loss Gremlins will soon be unleashed.— Mal (@Mal_Corruptor) March 28, 2014
On top of all that, video evidence of the Gremlins' destruction was found earlier this morning on Klepto's personal Vine account:
The presence of new Twitter accounts was noticed earlier this week. You can stay abreast of the Data Loss Gremlins' latest movements at their personal accounts, listed below:
Whatever their plans, businesses everywhere - and the IT channel in particular - need to be prepared for anything the Data Loss Gremlins might have in store.
At Intronis, we've taken extra precautions to ensure MSPs and the IT channel have the tools they need to keep data safe on World Backup Day and beyond.
Our first major tool is a 6-tip guide to fighting the Data Loss Gremlins, which you can download by clicking the button below. Built off our extensive research of these persistent menaces, this guide includes six definitive steps IT solutions providers can take to protect their business clients.
Be sure to follow the Gremlin Report Twitter account to receive up-to-the-minute reports on the latest Gremlins activity up to and during World Backup Day.