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Are you prepared to respond to ransomware the right way?

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Feb 24, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    You get the call you’ve been dreading. No, not a breach. The other call. That despite best efforts and good intentions, ransomware has locked up critical servers. And now the attackers are demanding you pay them in bitcoin if you want the information back.

    What do you do?

    Sure. It sounds simple. We don’t negotiate. We don’t pay.

    Is that the right answer? Are we giving people good advice?

    A few months ago, the FBI suggested sometimes people should pay. Just last week a hospital made headlines when they did pay. Right now my local school district is handling the same issue. And struggling to get the bitcoin to pay.

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