Computer viruses are nothing new but they have evolved into a new terrifying scheme. Ransomware is as it sounds, the theft of data with which Is then held for ransom. The article covers in depths the ins and outs of this new threat as well as how to protect against it. A must read for anyone with data to protect, which in this day and age is everyone.
- Ransom ware is one of the most feared security threats today and it is fast becoming one of the most profitable areas of cyber crime for attackers.
- It allows criminals to monetize their cyber crime efforts quicker than previous tactics allowed.
- A large percentage of organizations have no way to combat ransom ware and many will pay out of fear they will lose their data forever.
“The most common attack vector here is via remote command injection. An attacker will attempt to run arbitrary commands on the web server with the end goal of downloading and executing their malicious code.”