“Mobile ransomware has risen by over 250 percent during the first few months of 2017, according to a report Monday by the security firm Kaspersky,” according to Newsweek.
“Ransomware victims have paid more than $25 million in ransoms over the last two years, according to a study presented today by researchers at Google, Chainalysis, UC San Diego, and the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.” [source]
Top 3 Health Data Breaches Impact Nearly 1.5M Individuals. (Honestly, it has to be higher than that!)
Ransomware Mitigation: Autotask today unveiled an ebook to help IT service providers protect customers from ransomware attacks.
Additional ebooks and guides on the topic include Datto’s Business Guide to Ransomware; Intronis’s Smarter MSP’s Guide to Ransomware; ProofPoint’s Ransomware Survival Guide; and SonicWall’s How to Protect Against Ransomware. [from Channele2e]
Check to see if you are one of the 147M hacked – that’s half the adults in America! Then read any of these 3 articles about what to do next – including pulling credit reports from all 3 agencies and freezing your credit – NYT, CNET, NYT.