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According to Michael Sutton, CISO at Zscaler, ransomware has hit a sweet spot.

Users have been begrudgingly paying expensive but not excessive ransoms in exchange for the return of their precious data. But the success of these campaigns, largely targeted at individuals, has made the perpetrators set their sights on business, where the money is sure to be better.

Newly discovered variants of ransomware are focused on Linux, which is especially troubling, as it’s more likely to impact the websites and code repositories of enterprises, which tend to be very willing to pay up rather than risk losing critical intellectual property. As ransomware becomes more corporate focused, it’s unlikely that infected enterprises will get away with paying consumer rates. The criminals behind the ransomware campaigns are savvy and once they realise that they’ve locked up

As ransomware becomes more corporate focused, it’s unlikely that infected enterprises will get away with paying consumer rates. The criminals behind the ransomware campaigns are savvy and once they realise that they’ve locked up source code and financial documents that haven’t been properly backed up, you can expect ransoms to skyrocket…and be paid.

 

To learn more about ransomware or for more information on the Zscaler report, Contact the team at Comlinx.

 

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