Ransomware moves from small fry to big fish

by Fred Donovan
Sept. 1, 2017 1 comment TechGenix ransomware

Ransomware got a lot of attention earlier this year when Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in California was hit by a ransomware attack and had to resort to pen and paper to take care of patients because its computers were unavailable for more than a week. The hospital ended up paying the $17,000 ransom to regain its data and computer system. This attack was followed by a rash of ransomware attacks on hospitals in California, Indiana, Carolina, Kentucky, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Some hospitals paid the ransom; others were able to restore their computers and networks using backup systems and data.


2flash 7 months, 3 weeks ago

ransomware is a big fish itself - not only attacking other ones. Cisco is always great in finding solutions!