Ransomware Not Going Away, Cautions Google
Ransomware assaults employ malware which infects the victim's PC and encrypts its data-files to the extent of blocking that user's access to them. Thereafter, the criminals retain the decryption key to give it over to the victim till he pays the ransom demanded. The payment usually is through the bitcoin crypto-currency whose tracing is hard.
In the healthcare unit of the economy, ransomware continues to be a problem. During the current week, Pennsylvania-based Health Care Group for Women reported certain ransomware assault which lasted a month possibly compromising 300,000 patients' records. An investigation conducted into another ransomware assault revealed the Peachtree Neurological Clinic of Atlanta detecting the attack that compromised data for 15 months. Cerber and Locky ransomware strains were the most prevalent families.
» SPAMfighter News - 8/3/2017
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