Ransomware is a very real threat. Follow the adage; it is better to be safe than sorry.
On the past weekend the headlines were coming thick and fast about the ransomware known as “WannaCry”, which had paralyzed computers around the globe – even impacting on critical infrastructure.
Russian IT security company Kaspersky Lab has released a very detailed analysis of global spam traffic in 2016.
In 2016 the number of blackmail attacks by means of software multiplied strikingly. And ever more often such “ransomware” is now aiming to squeeze money out of small and medium-sized enterprises.
70 of all companies previously held to ransom by perpetrators of a ransomware attack ended up paying the ransom demanded in order to regain access to their data.