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Ransomware: Should I Pay the Ransom?

What do you do when your data is kidnapped? According to a 2014 UK research study, 41% of ransomware victims were more than willing to cave in to the demands of ransom-takers than lose their invaluable digital files for good. What would the sherriff do? In 2014, the Dickson Sherriff’s Office paid $572 as ransom when the CryptoWall ransomware infected the department’s report management system. Though the law enforcement agency had no intention of meeting the extortionist’s demands, the Sheriff ended up paying because the records being held at ransom…

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Network Security 

Cryptowall Virus Epidemic: Do You Know the Signs and Symptoms?

A few years ago one would not have imagined that computer files could be held for ransom. Today, the idea of such a hack still seems far-fetched, but this was reality in late December, for a law firm in British Columbia, who never saw it coming.   Cryptowall Makes an Appearance According to The Law Society of British Columbia, the law firm was hacked by the Cryptowall Virus on Monday, December 29th, 2014. The Law Society of British Columbia states, “The firm was advised to contact an address within 12…

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