Businesses of every size are constantly threated by the brutal force of cyberattacks.
Ever since the first days of the world wide web, a form of blackmail called Ransomware has plagued businesses and individuals alike. So how does this work, why do people do it and how to protect your organization?
Ransomware is a type of malicious software that threatens to publish data and/or block your access to the files until a payment is made. Usually you have a deadline of only a few days to pay the hacker and sometimes you get two deadlines for different reasons. (You can see this man's own struggle meeting this here in a paper he wrote about the experience of being a victim to one of these attacks. He explains his frustrations, his advice, and his loss. Written late-2016.)