Improve your ransomware awareness and defense
May 24, 2017 1:00 AM - Recently, there've been a spate of ransomware attacks on organizations both small and midsized. Ransomware is a growing threat to organizations with some reports showing incidents increased 113% last year compared to the year before. In ransomware attacks, computers are infected when users open an infected attachment from a seemingly legitimate email. By opening the attached file and allowing macro to run, the malware is downloaded and begins to encrypt files. It's designed to go unnoticed until it's completed the process of encrypting files. Thereafter, a ransom message is displayed on-screen, demanding payment should you ever want to see your files again.