Keep Your Business Safe From Extortion Malware

By January 11, 2017Security

Keep Your Business Safe From Extortion Malware

Ransomware is malware that can lock a device or encrypt its contents in order to extort money from the owner in return for restoring access to those resources. This kind of malware can also have a built-in timer with a payment deadline that must be met, otherwise the price for unlocking the data and hardware will grow – or the information and the device will ultimately be rendered permanently inaccessible. Among the well-known examples of ransomware affecting desktop computers are Reveton, CryptoLocker, CryptoWall and TeslaCrypt; and on mobile platforms Simplocker and LockerPin. Analyses by ESET show that ransomware has emerged as a very popular form of malware for

Among the well-known examples of ransomware affecting desktop computers are Reveton, CryptoLocker, CryptoWall and TeslaCrypt; and on mobile platforms Simplocker and LockerPin. Analyses by ESET show that ransomware has emerged as a very popular form of malware for

Analyses by ESET show that ransomware has emerged as a very popular form of malware for cybercriminals, and that incidences of its use have been rising for many years, targeting both privately owned as well as business devices. Windows and Android are currently the most commonly targeted operating systems, but recent research shows that even Linux and OS X are not exempt from ransomware. To help companies mitigate the risks of ransomware infection, this white paper documents frequently used attack vectors, offers guidance on how to effectively protect company devices and their contents, and describes the available options when devices or files have already been

To help companies mitigate the risks of ransomware infection, this white paper documents frequently used attack vectors, offers guidance on how to effectively protect company devices and their contents, and describes the available options when devices or files have already been taken hostage. Additionally, it provides ESET’s views on the most pressing question that victims of ransomware attack have to answer: “Should I pay what the cybercriminals demand?”

Additionally, it provides ESET’s views on the most pressing question that victims of ransomware attack have to answer: “Should I pay what the cybercriminals demand?”

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