July 16, 2015

Cyber-criminals refine TeslaCrypt ransomware with changes to encryption

Chris Boyd, malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes told SC that with TeslaCrypt being so new, it will take time to find potential flaws in the coding and devise ways to recover files without paying the ransom.

“Organisations and individuals should take care to have a rigorous backup routine on drives which are kept offline, with non-sensitive data being kept in the cloud as a secondary backup. Unfortunately, we tend to decide backing up is a great idea only once everything has already been lost – we need to start doing it the other way round,” he added.

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