Ransomware: Tackling the New Wave of Targeted Attacks
Ransomware remains just as prolific now as it has over the past several years because for attackers it[…]
Ransomware was responsible for recent outages in the city of Baltimore and the Cleveland Airport. How do you detect the threat and what can you do about it. To start we look at how a ransomware attack works.
Not just a nuisance anymore, ransomware is now ranked as one of the top cyber threats, wreaking havoc on organizations around the world. Today, hackers are executing calculated, dangerous, and costly attacks on enterprises and governments that can threaten public safety. And ransomware’s sophisticated delivery is designed to fool even the most savvy users.
Ransomware attacks often target victims with high-value, unstructured data. In this case it was the PGA Championship and Ryder Cup files consisting of marketing materials such as PGA banners, logos, and signage, which are the type of files that organizations frequently don’t back up properly.