5 Harsh Truths About Ransomware Attacks At LAW.COM



iStock-873922886Frank Ready at LAW.COM wrote this very clear article with great budget ammo. I suggest you forward the link at the bottom to your Legal team, with a cc to your C-level executive who own the InfoSec purse strings:

"It turns out that crime really does pay sometimes, and bad actors still have plenty of incentive to infiltrate organizations—and sometimes even cities—and hold sensitive information hostage. Poor cybersecurity and anonymous online payments have both reduced the barriers and lowered the risk of getting caught. Basically it’s rabbit hunting season.

And while there are steps that entities can follow once their data has been taken prisoner, even those carry no small degree of risk. Here are a few of the many harsh truths surrounding ransomware and how to deal with an attack." Here are the 5 headers, the full article has each of these explained with much more detail:

  1. Errors Negotiating The Ransom Or Encryption Keys
  2. Crime Pays. Bitcoin has changed the dynamics and made ransomware a viable way for organized crime to secure money
  3. Crime Goes Big Or Goes Home. Attacks are targeting larger organizations and even focus on cities or States
  4. Law Firms Carry A Bullseye, they are catnip to ransomware criminals
  5. Inside Threats (employees making errors) are the greatest vulnerability

Here is the full article at LAW.COM. (no-cost registration required)


Get Your Ransomware Hostage Rescue Manual

Ransomware is estimated to have a global damage costing organizations $11.5 billion in 2019. This 20-page manual is packed with the actionable information you need to prevent infections, and find what to do when you are hit with malware like this. 

Ransomware-Hostage-PagesYou will learn more about:

  • What is Ransomware?
  • Am I Infected?
  • I’m Infected, Now What?
  • Protecting Yourself in the Future
  • Attack Response and Prevention Checklists

Don’t be taken hostage by ransomware. Download your rescue manual now!

Get Your Manual

PS: Don't like to click on redirected buttons? Cut & Paste this link in your browser:

https://info.knowbe4.com/ransomware-hostage-rescue-manual-0

Topics: Ransomware

Subscribe To Our Blog


Traditional Security Webinar Kevin Mitnick




Get the latest about social engineering

Subscribe to CyberheistNews