The rising threat of ransomware gives evidence to the fact that vulnerability assessments are important to overall cybersecurity protection. Is your organization at risk?
Kaspersky Lab and Intel Security worked with officials around the world to help develop decryption tools for popular ransomware variants. Ransomware victims in Europe and the United States have also been given the tools notify authorities of infections in an effort to better track and combat ransomware.
Ransomware is another type of malware, but this one carries a bit of a sting. Ransomware is nothing new, and if you remember the AIDS Trojan, you know it dates back to the late 80s. Because it was the 80s, instead of paying electronically with bitcoin, the victim had to send money via the USPS to a P.O. Box. Ransomware has been the headline for 2016. If infected with this malware, access to your system will be limited until a ransom is paid. Contine reading
Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center is in the midst of what is is describing as an ‘internal emergency.’ Staff have been locked out of computer systems for over a week now as hackers demand 9,000 bitcoin. The FBI, the LAPD and a cyber forensic team are investigating the ransomware attack.