Cybersecurity Tip #1: How To Foil Ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malware (virus) that blocks access to your files, and then demands that you pay a ransom in order to get them back. This is usually done by encrypting the files, requiring a password to decrypt the data. The password is available to you for a small fee, usually ranging from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand.

FBI Says Pay Up For Ransomware. We Say BACKUP!

FBI Says Pay Up For Ransomware. We Say BACKUP!

Cybercrime is morbidly fascinating to me. Don't get me wrong, these guys are thugs and I have dedicated my professional life to squashing them like the cockroaches that they are. But I am fascinated by the fact that they run "real" businesses. They spend a ton of money on R&D. They fight fierce competition for market share.