Cybersecurity: The Rising Threat of Ransomware & How to Deal

May 26th, 2016


Creating a network that’s impervious to ransomware, or malware in general, is almost impossible, but there are internal tunings of current systems that can assist with making it harder for malware to infect your network while you wait for the budget or implementation of more advanced technology. Of all the money-making schemes hackers employ, the most prevalent is perhaps ransomware, a malware that is usually delivered through infected email attachments and hacked websites or websites featuring ads. Ransomware encrypts files on a user’s computer and renders them unusable until the victim ransoms the key for a specific amount of money.

“There are two types of companies: those who have been hacked, and those who don’t yet know they have been hacked,” said John Chambers, CEO of Cisco at The World Economic Forum

Check out this excellent article from TechCrunch contributor Ben Dickson on, How to Deal With The Rising Threat of Ransomware.

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