February 19, 2016

Hacked hospital ransom payout will cause ‘proliferation of attacks’

All experts agree more needs to be done to prevent such attacks from taking place in the first place. One way of protecting against these types of ransom demands is to make sure data is securely backed up, otherwise they risk facing a “business ending event”. Adam Kujawa, head of malware intelligence at Malwarebytes, tells Newsweek that each successful attack leads to more dangerous versions of malware to be developed.

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