Christian Science Monitor Passcode, April 20, 2016
The rapid rise in computer attacks that encrypt files until victims pay off cybercriminals can potentially be avoided if organizations take necessary precautions. Ryan Naraine, Head of the U.S. Global Research & Analysis Team at Kaspersky Lab, writes about the desperation that hospitals and other companies feel when trying to function after a ransomware infection and the difficult decision regarding paying a ransom. Experts are predicting that ransomware users will partner with APT operators to attack global companies and surpass strong security teams, increasing the need for companies to implement a multi-layered security approach to avoiding ransomware attachments.
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