Legal Issues of Data Held Hostage

by Robert Underwood
Oct. 2, 2017 1 comment Infosecwriters Management

Data held hostage has become a recent technology trend with computers and with these types of attacks in which crooks take a victim’s data and hold it for ransom demanding money to release our data back to us, which seems to be clearly a violation in law but how do we prosecute these criminals and what can we do to prevent these types of attack. A similar attack vector used like ransomware restricts a victim’s access to their computer functionality by popups and annoying spawning programs in which money is leveraged from the victim to stop the attack.

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Irina Alexandra Negrii 7 months, 1 week ago

last years ransomware attacks took over as the fastest-growing cause of data security incidents..it's necessary to learn how to help defend against ransomware attacks before they occur

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