Beware of Jigsaw, the newest ransomware trojan. It does not wait for you to pay a ransom. Within the first 24 hours it deletes files and then accelerates the process exponentially to show you they mean business in the nastiest way. Once the files are deleted, nobody can get them back, not even the ransomware hostage-taker.
Read here for more information from Sonicwall where I saw this news first revealed.
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- Be Ransomware Aware – Some tips for your user community on how to spot and avoid ransomware.
- I Am a Non-Technical Executive… What Seven Things Should I Be Asking My IT Guys About IT Security? – Here are some tips you should be asking your IT guys or if you are an IT guy you should be prepared to answer these.
- New Virulent, Wide-Spread and Expensive Ransomware Outbreak Coming to You Soon – A tale of two different ransomware outcomes based upon user access rights. Both of these did far better than Hollywood Presbyterian where they were down for 10 days and paid a $17,000 ransom.
- Ransomware PDR – Protect, Detect and Recover, a good place to start to be better prepared to combat ransomware
- What 12 Security Things Should I Focus on to Be Defensible in 2016? – 12 great things you can do to be more secure without spending much money by using a lot of tools you probably already have.