IT Security

IDC PeerScape IT Security: Ransomware

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IT industry security experts have acknowledged ransomware is on the rise. Due to the ease with which cybercriminals subscribe to services that deliver ransomware to a broad range of targets and in the process earn significant sums of illegal income, Interpol — the global intergovernmental organization that facilitates police cooperation — has identified this cybercrime as one that needs particular focus. Ransomware is particularly insidious since the process — one that encrypts files on your device until payment is made to the attacker, who may or may not provide the key to unlock your data — could potentially stop some businesses from being able to operate and so demands specific attention.