Ransomware is a form of cyber-attack in which criminals install malware (or trick victims into installing malware) on someone’s computer that prevents the victim from accessing his or her files until he or she pays a ransom to the criminal. In 2016 losses to ransomware were somewhere around a billion dollars, and spread across verticals. Even hospitals were targeted. If you do not yet know about ransomware, click here to to learn about it ASAP.
But one major change in ransomware has taken place in recent months – and it is a devastating and scary one: Criminals are no longer adhering to their prior “code of ethics,” and, in many cases, even when ransoms are paid, attackers do not return access to files to their rightful owners.
To read the rest of the article please see it on the Inc. website: Over Half of Businesses Paying Ransomware Ransoms May Not Be Getting Their Data Back