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Incident response teams dealing with 3 to 4 Ransomware incidents weekly

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    Ransomware has gone from a niche attack to a booming criminal market since its introduction in 2013. Dozens of organizations have faced Ransomware attacks this year, and some of them have turned to Stroz Friedberg for help. In an interview with Salted Hash, the company says they were dealing with three to four Ransomware cases per week in the first quarter of 2016.

    Incident response is just one of the many areas of focus at Stroz Friedberg; the caseload for the company varies, but Ransomware is certainly one of the more prevalent types of attack seen by its investigators.

    Erin Nealy Cox, Executive Managing Director at Stroz Friedberg, said that the company has been seeing more economic espionage cases lately, but not necessarily state-sponsored cases. What they’re seeing can be classified as pure economic espionage, in industries that one wouldn’t normally think of.

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