The $1 million ransom payment paid last week by South Korean web hosting company Nayana has sparked new extortion attempts on South Korean companies.
Quelle: $1 Million Ransomware Payment Has Spurred New DDoS-for-Bitcoin Attacks
If you own bitcoin or ether, two-factor authentication (and not with SMS) is your friend.
Quelle: The Rising Price of Bitcoin and Ethereum Is Leading to More Hacking Attempts
Ransomware grew into a $1 billion industry last year, and ransom payments now account for nearly 10 percent of the entire Bitcoin economy. Avoiding becoming part of that statistic requires good endpoint security and effective backups. But what if your defenses fail, your backups are inadequate, all attempts to restore the data fail, and you have to pay the ransom after all — what do you do?
Quelle: Don’t pay ransoms. But if you must, here’s where to buy the Bitcoins