Anti-Ransomware Strategies Must Evolve With Threat

Law360 (January 17, 2020, 5:08 PM EST) -- Ransomware — malicious software that locks or alters computer data and demands a ransom payment to unlock or restore the data — is not a new phenomenon. Recently, though, ransomware attacks have become increasingly common and increasingly sophisticated, with hackers not only locking but also stealing the data.

For targets and victims of these attacks, this is a worrying trend with potentially costly implications, although options remain for dealing with such threats.

Background

Significant ransomware incidents were being reported as early 2005,[1] and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been warning about them for years.[2] Indeed, between 2015 and 2016, the...

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