I've got multiple backups kept offline, I use you guys mercilessly for support when trouble strikes, I keep up to date on all my programs and try to use good coding while working for clients on websites. While we're doing everything on our end to keep a connection and hopefully at least a spotty stream of revenue, the bad guys work tirelessly to develop a continuous evolution of stealth viruses. Good news there is the criminal syndicates don't want to destroy you totally because - well - it makes no sense to kill the host. They want to keep you as a future client.
The Real Danger
I've read that certain countries have given full support and protection to the best hacker syndicates. The governments and cyber warfare units use them kind of like our government uses our universities and research labs. Hackers get rich, governments gain up to the moment cyber weaponry. Of course, you guys would know all this stuff a whole lot better than me. Anyway, with that weapon in the hands of a hostile government, they may not want you to survive. They may want to see smoking remains. What I fear is the development of a totally stealth virus that could be used to literally wipe everything all at one shot (or at least enough to alter cyber life as we know it).
Are We There Yet?
Are we at the point that where businesses small and large should start looking at serious paper backup plans? Microfiche? Computers and programs that print out in some form of paper output that could be seamlessly picked up and managed by humans with typewriters in the event of the aforementioned shtf scenario? Just seems like we're building our castles on shifting sand. Whereas I don't want to be a tinfoil hat loony, if something happens to the computers and the internet most businesses are dead in the water today. And what's under attack that you guys are constantly fighting for - right - our computers and our internet. Thank you guys for caring and for all that you do. Comments?