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If you think ransomware is a user failure, you’re a failure

28
Mar
2017
If you think ransomware is a user failure, you’re a failure

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In the last week, I saw several articles stating that users are responsible for most ransomware infections. It is a very specious argument in that, yes, a user inevitably has to click on a link or download a file that then is activated and encrypts the hard drive.

There are no common worm-like ransomware variants that infect systems without user interactions. Given that, it is therefore easy to blame users for causing ransomware infections of their own systems.

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