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Aug 11, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Is Paying the Hacker Your Only Defense?

Recently, I received a call from a close friend who wanted advice because his small company had been the victim of a ransomware attack. A hacker had locked the company out of all significant business applications, compromised all the backups, and wanted $250 in the form of Bitcoins to unlock the system. The IT manager tried to restore the systems without paying and without success.

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Topics: Data Security, Ransomware, Bitcoins

Jul 28, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Hospitals Held Hostage – Extortion by Ransomware

If 2015 was the year of the mega-breach, 2016 has been the year of “ransomware.” Just the sound of the name can send a chill down your neck. So what is it?

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Topics: Data Security, Ransomware, Bitcoins