Most ransomware either locks the interface or encrypts files on a computer or network, sends users a ransom message, and, ideally, releases the interface or decrypts the data after the ransom is paid. The details of ransomware can and do vary widely, partly to keep attackers ahead of security experts and partly to keep victims off balance and paying. While there is no perfect defense against ransomware, there are remedies that your organization can try before facing the ultimate question, “To pay or not to pay?” writes Doug Pollack, CIPP/US, in this second of a three-part series for The Privacy Advisor. Miss part one? Find it here.
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