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Major global hacks against the SWIFT international banking network and the Ukraine power grid, among others, have served as clarion calls that critical infrastructure and worldwide financial systems will continue to be targeted.
Prevention is clearly the best way forward and protecting against ransomware is very similar to other malicious computer code. The first key element is to ensure you have updated all of the software on your computer and phone.
As the digital age intensifies, our individual and organisational reliance on digital technology will increase, so too will the incentives and motivations for criminals that are equipped to take advantage of our digital adoption.
Jackware – a termed suggested by fellow senior ESET researcher Stephen Cobb – is malicious software seeking to take control of a device. Ransomware such as Locky and Cryptolocker use codes to encrypt documents on computers and demand a ransom to unlock them.
Cyber security expert Brett Williams shares how to avoid becoming the victim of the latest ransomware attack and having to give in to cyber extortion
With 48 million cyber security incidents in 2014 alone, one really dangerous thing for SMB owners to think is, “We’re not big enough for cyber attackers.”