Ransomware is a tool used by hackers to lock access and encrypt data in infected computers until victims pay a ransom. Once the file is executed, the victim’s whole system will be compromised. Recently, ransomware continues to evolve and become even more sophisticated so that more and more criminals are turning to it.
According to Osterman Research, Inc, about 50 percent of organizations has been hit with this particular type of malware in the past year. In fact, a total of $209 million was paid for online ransom in the first fiscal quarter of 2016, reports CNN. This danger must be avoided above all, and our Cybersecurity Awareness Training Program can help.