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At Tech Kahunas we look at your vulnerabilities. You know, the ones you didn’t know about–or didn’t care enough about. What are the threats to them? What would happen if a threat took advantage of your vulnerabilities? What would happen to your business and the trust of your customers?
Ransomware is malicious software that can lock your computers and data and then demand payment to unlock them. This typically happens through users clicking on “phishing” email links or opening email attachments. Ransomware has taken down big and small name alike. In the last two years Colonial Pipeline, the cities of Atlanta and Johannesburg, the state of Virginia, even cyberinsurance company AXA all fell victim. Those are the big names, but the big names should have been ready. Over 1200 ransomware breaches occur a month. Are you ready?
In 2021, ransomware payments stood at an average of $102.3 million a month—an increase of 518% from 2020. Typically, a single victim (usually a business) was hit for $50 million, up from $30 million in 2020. Ransomware exploits have risen 97.25% since 2016. Only 8% of victims get all their data back after an attack. Victims who pay get about 65% of their data, while 29% get back less than 50%.
Sixty-eight different ransomware variants are known at present, the most notable being Ryuk, REvil (Sodinokibi), Darkside, Avaddon and Phobos. These are just the big ones. Be ready.
When it comes to passwords, small-to-medium-sized businesses and organizations should remember a few things to make them more secure. But passwords should not be the
(This is the second of two articles on personally identifiable information (PII).) Data privacy is not only a personal data issue. Not only is PII