Wednesday, January 31, 2018


January 31, 2018 - According to many recent surveys, ransomware is expected to be a (if not THE) leading cyber threat of 2018. Some report that 63% of businesses have experienced attempted ransomware attacks. Everything is vulnerable to these attacks; even our cars and home appliances can be at risk. The newest predictions say that ransomware will hit the cloud this year. Given all of this, it's time to learn all we can about this threat and how we might protect ourselves. Read on...

Ransomware is a type of malware that has become a significant threat to U.S. businesses and individuals during the past two years. (Item #1)   Ransomware was a significant threat in 2017 and is likely to become an even greater threat in 2018. (Item #2)   Did you know what ransomware can do besides encrypting your data? (Item #3)

The smartification of everything and the proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) into our culture means that everyone and everything will be a target of ransomware around the clock. (Item #4)   Ransomware targeting cloud services is one of the six biggest cyber threats likely to face organizations in 2018, according to an MIT study. (Item #5)   While you might have escaped a major ransomware attack up to this point, statistics indicate it's not a matter of if you'll be attacked, but a matter of when. (Item #6)

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