Ransomware is everywhere, infecting organisations across all sectors, and its proliferation is seemingly out of control. Cyber criminals have adopted ransomware as their default attack strategy, in part because it can be planted on organisations’ systems easily and cause catastrophic damage. Ransomware attacks typically begin with an employee opening an infected attachment or being tricked into handing over their login credentials. Once the attackers have access to the organisations system, all hell breaks loose. The bad guys hold the organisation’s devices and its data hostage, preventing employees from doing their jobs until a ransom demand has been paid. If your
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