Ransomware: Prepare, Prevent, Respond

Ransomware is the extortion-driven malware epidemic sweeping the globe. There are a large and growing number of Ransomware programs all with variants being created on a daily basis in order to evade anti-malware tools. As with WannaCry, the designs may increasingly use worm-like capabilities, allowing the malware to spread automatically and rapidly. Most Ransomware infections begin with either inadvertent execution by a user via a phishing attack on email or result from direct insertion during a hacking attack. Whilst there are no shortage of Ransomware articles and advice there are also a number of misconceptions concerning how to prepare for and respond to incidents. I have described some

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