Ransomware – Exploring the Leading Cyber Extortion Tool
Ransomware has rapidly risen to the top of the cyber threat landscape. Criminals have evolved ransomware attacks from targeting individuals to now effectively extorting businesses for larger sums of money by threatening to publicly share or destroy private company data. Such attacks do not only affect the targeted organization, but also its customers and users – and, as a result, does not only cause financial loss, but also affects the reputation of targeted organizations.
In this exploration of ransomware, Agari Chief Scientist Markus Jakobson covers:
- the fundamentals of ransomware attacks
- delivery techniques and examples from criminals
- countermeasures you can take to prevent these attacks from reaching your organization and employees