Don't negotiate on ransomware

By Sieng Chye Oh

With attacks such as Koler using sophisticated tactics, posing as official sources, remember that organisations which involve the regular transfer of money, such as online shopping sites or banks, have disclaimers littered throughout their collateral stating “no member of our staff will ever ask for your password or request money”.

Traditionally, ransomware (the name coming from malware that holds your system to ransom) unashamedly infects your system, locks you out of your computer or phone, and demands that money be paid to the hacker in order to restore the owner’s control of the system.

The best thing to do at this stage is use your anti-malware software to remove the ransomware from your system or migrate your information to another device.

Read more here: Business Spectator


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