Made famous by the WannaCry attack that crippled the Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) in 2017, ransomware is continuing to hit businesses. According to security research firm Symantec, infections have steadily increased every year since 2013, reaching record levels in 2017.
Generally, if a firm is hit by ransomware, they will have no problem realising. Infected computers will be inaccessible because key files have been encrypted, with a ransom note displayed on-screen.
Even over the last few months, ransomware has impacted multiple organizations, including the PGA of America, and the borough of Matanuska-Susitna in Alaska – where government workers were forced to use typewriters to carry out their daily tasks.
Email still remains the top attack vector for all malicious activity
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