In the past couple of months, we’ve been introduced to a rogue’s gallery of ransomware variants.
We have enough fodder for an action movie, starring Chris Pine or the hunk-a-rama of your choice to save the day from a Javier Bardem-like master cyber criminal!
Sure, there’s a lot to worry about with ransomware, but you should really focus your worry energy on coming up with a plan to deal with the aftermath of an attack. The big question everyone is asking is whether or not to pay these digital blackmailers.
I covered this dilemma briefly in my ransomware guide.
The short answer is “it depends”.
Some advocates tell you to pay, and some equally smart people argue the opposite. Sorry, there are no simple answers! By the way, Power Worm, a defective ransomware product ended up destroying the victim’s data regardless of whether the victim paid!
But, now we’re faced with another factor to consider. Recently (some of you may have already heard), a new ransomware malvertising campaign just hit a bunch of popular news organizations’ websites. The campaign has likely exposed tens of thousands of people who were installing …. (wait for it) mainly crypto ransomware.1
What do you think? Share your opinions with us below!