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There’s finally reason to hope in the war against ransomware

24
May
2016
There’s finally reason to hope in the war against ransomware

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Now when ransomware tries to take over your computer, there’s something you can be sides pay up: stop it, buy more time to deal with it or mitigate the damage it might do. These options include both hardware and software approaches IT pros can take to defeat the malware, a group at this weekend’s Security BSides Boston conference was told.

By looking at how several variants of ransomware work – CryptoLocker, CryptoWall, Locky, SamSam – researcher Weston Hecker found characteristics of their behavior that could be turned against them.

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