Ransomware Attacks – Even More This Year

Ransomware calls are the ones I hate to receive more than any other support call. By the time I get the call the damage is already done.

I found this article on WebsiteMagazine.com and thought my readers would find it informative.

High-Profile Ransomware Attacks On the Rise

June 3, 2016 By Administrator

Ransomware locked systemCybercriminals are becoming even more sophisticated (and ruthless) and are now employing ransomware at record levels.

Ransomware is a type of malicious software (executed in a variety of ways) that is designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. .

While ransomware has traditionally affected individuals, it’s starting to impact the corporate and government sectors as well.

Members of the U.S. Congress, for example, recently received a warning from its technology service desk that warned of increased ransomware attacks on its network, warning that attackers are focusing their efforts on email apps including YahooMail and Gmail. Congress is far from the only entity that has been impacted to date, of course. Several major hospitals were also the target of ransomware attacks in late March 2016.

Just how significant is the problem? Read more…

I hope you found this article informative.

 

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