Ransomware, like the massive WannaCry cyberattacks earlier this year, is likely here to stay. It may not be headline news every week, but it’s out there. Click on the wrong link, download the wrong file and zap — cybercriminals now hold your data hostage. A lot of organizations pay up — which, of course, is […]
On Friday last week, a ransomware cyberattack dubbed WannaCry began infecting thousands of PCs around the world. At last tally, it had locked up an estimated 300,000 computers in 150 countries. It is the latest in a long line of ransomware exploits, which encrypt a users’ data and holds it hostage until you pay up — in this case, the […]
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The latest reports about global cyberthreats are alarming. Ransomware is on the rise, and small and mid-sized businesses are the victims. Incidents of ransomware, which holds your data hostage until you pay up, increased a shocking 167 times in 2016. That’s 167 times (not 167 percent), from 3.8 million attack attempts in 2015 to 638 million in […]