Three lines of defense against ransomware attacks by cybercriminals

by BRUCE SCHNEIER
Sept. 12, 2017 1 comment www.nydailynews.com

Criminals go where the money is, and cybercriminals are no exception. And right now, the money is in ransomware. It’s a simple scam. Encrypt the victim’s hard drive, then extract a fee to decrypt it. The scammers can’t charge too much, because they want the victim to pay rather than give up on the data. But they can charge individuals a few hundred dollars, and they can charge institutions like hospitals a few thousand. Do it at scale, and it’s a profitable business.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/lines-defense-ransomware-attacks-article-1.3168648

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Steven Ulm 2 months ago

Ransomware is the dumbest type of attack that ever existed. And if the victims are paying it, they prove to be the same. Use back-ups people!

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