Ransomware: Just the Tip of the Iceberg for Cybercrime
Opportunistic and highly profitable, digital hostage-taking using ransomware is now rapidly developing into a favorite technique of the strategic, enterprise-focused attacker. For a variety of end goals, be it hacktivism, nation-state revenge or financial gain, the methodology is simple. Quite often the first you'll hear of an attack is: "We have encrypted your systems. Pay us x amount, and we will give you the key." And if you refuse to pay, you risk losing all of your data.
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The panel will discuss:
- The scope of current threats and best available concepts in prevention and recovery;
- Dangers of secondary infections and the latest on the monetization schemes plaguing organizations today.