“Ransomware attacks are on the rise and now is not the time to ignore the warnings. Take heed and check out these tips straight from The FBI.”
– Glenn Baruck, eDot
Large cities, small towns, airports, SMBs, and thousands of others have been victims of attacks. Recently, on “60 Minutes,” correspondent Scott Pelley reported on the growing cyber threat called ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malware that locks up your files and blocks access to your computer system. When infected, your network and your data are locked until money is paid with a digital currency that is almost impossible to trace. If you have been paying attention, ransomware attacks are on the rise as some experts say it is now more profitable for criminals than selling drugs. Take a look at this article and the short video from “60 Minutes Overtime” featuring The FBI’s Mike Christman (who recently ran the bureau’s cybercrime unit). Mike provides some insight on how attackers get in and what you can do now to help prevent a ransomware attack on your system.