Pagar o resgate só alimenta ransomware autores. Muitos relatórios provou esta afirmação verdadeira, mas ainda 2017 começa com um grande resgate a ser pago por um Valley College Los Angeles. rede de computadores da faculdade foi atingido, and as a result a ransom in the amount of $28,000 was paid.
The Los Angeles Community College District confirmed that it paid the ransom in a statement to media outlets. The funds for the payment were obtained from a cybersecurity insurance policy, Digital Trends reports.
The attack took place at the end of December, 2016, and disrupted many computer, conectados, email and voicemail systems, District chancellor Francisco Rodriguez said. No data breach has occurred, meaning that cybercriminals were only interested in getting the ransom.
The college evaluated the situation with the help of security experts, and decided that paying the ransom was their only option. Obviamente, it was decided that paying the ransom gave the college a better chance of restoring access to their systems, as opposed to not paying and losing everything for good.
Ransom Paid, Decryption Key Received
Felizmente, in this data hostage situation, the attackers were fair enough to send he decryption key to the college, and it successfully started accessing the encrypted files. The process will take a long time since hundreds of thousands emails are involved.
Pelo visto, the authorities are investigating the crime but even though the attackers are identified not much could be done if they are located outside the country.
De acordo com o FBI, cybercriminals made around $1 billion from ransom payments. Em comparação, ransomware made around $24 milhões em 2015.
As ransomware evolves and learns from previous mistakes (such as unsuccessful encryption), things are expected to get worse in 2017. Organizations should be prepared – data backups and proper protections are as needed as ever.
Individual users also are highly advised to back up their data regularly and to sustain a strong anti-malware program on their systems.
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