World Backup Day: Vote for the Biggest Data Loss Threat of 2016

Posted by Anne Campbell on Mar 31, 2016 1:18:58 PM

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World Backup Day Data Loss Gremlins.pngWorld Backup Day is here, and it's time to cast your vote for the Data Loss Gremlin you think will be the biggest threat to small businesses in 2016. You've had the chance to hear each candidate campaign, whether you tuned in to see them debate here on the blog or followed along as they face off on Twitter.

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Here are a few highlights in case you missed it:

Phishy is confident that social engineering will help bring home a big win.

Dino reminded everyone why people like sticking with what they know. 

 Whoopsie Daisy bragged about some impressive stats.

Klepto shared news about his latest heist, stealing information on 1.5 million Verizon Enterprise customers—and then trying to resell it!

Mayhem is already picking out music for his victory rally.

Mal showed off by unveiling some new ransomware. 

Scorch demonstrated why you should never make a Data Loss Gremlin angry.

Scratch found inspiration for destruction in unlikely places.

 And the winner is ...

Early exit polls are showing Phishy with a strong lead, followed closely by Mal, Klepto, and Whoopsie Daisy, an early favorite based on the widespread plague of user error. The pundits are saying that the current standings show the impact the cloud is having on IT. Physical threats are becoming less of a concern as cloud-based backup helps companies keep their data safe. And malicious threats that can impact data no matter where it's located, like phishing scams and data breaches, are rising to the top.

World Backup Day is here, but there's still time to cast your vote! Let us know which Data Loss Gremlin you think will be the biggest threat in 2016, and you'll get a chance to win an Apple TV. Then come back tomorrow to see which Data Loss Gremlin comes out on top!

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