The ransomware attack that recently crippled digital devices in nearly 100 countries may be the biggest, but it’s hardly the only one. According to the FBI, ransomware attacks averaged 4,000 per day last year, and the hackers show no sign of letting up. Unfortunately, holding data hostage is all too common a crime.
“Ransomware” allows a hacker to take control of the victim’s information systems and encrypt its data, preventing the owner from accessing it unless the victim pays a sum of money, usually in the form of bitcoins.
NJBIA’s Legal Hotline provider Jackson Lewis has put together a comprehensive list of measures businesses can take to prevent an attack, and what they should do to prepare to respond to one if it should occur…
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