Ransomware Statistics and Expect Hacking on the News


In 2015 alone, companies had to pay 325 Million in ransom to recover their data. There were 407,000 attempted ransomware attacks. These statistics confirm how organizations just don’t understand what to do to protect their company. Please spread the word…

The most effective protections are all free: Use application whitelisting, click-to-play, and take away local administrator rights. If you have any questions about any of those, please ask.

On a different topic, today is the first main day of DEFCON, the big hacking convention in Las Vegas. Expect the news to be full of stories about new hacks as they are announced during presentations at DEFCON. You may have seen the announcement about how hackers can defeat the new chip-and-pin protection on credit cards. More to follow…


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