Saturday, 24 October 2015

FBI Recommends Ransomware Victims To Pay

The FBI regularly advises victims of ransomware to pay the ransom so that they recover their files. Ransomware is still a major problem in the United States. In June, let the FBI know that between April 2014 and June this year had received 992 complaints about the CryptoWall-ransomware. Victims should by the malware 18 million dollars have been lost.

Victims of ransomware are advised to contact the FBI, but the US detection can often advise his little else to pay if companies want their data. "Ransomware is so good," said FBI agent Joseph Bonavolonta. "To be honest, we often advise people to pay the ransom." That left Bonavolonta during Cyber ​​Security Summit 2015 in Boston know, reports The Security Ledger.

"The easiest way is to pay the ransom," as the FBI agent added. According Bonavolonta are attempts by the FBI and others to crack the encryption of the ransomware not been successful. "The amount of money that these criminals get inside is huge and that's because the vast majority of institutions pay the ransom." Earlier this year, also left the British anti-virus firm Sophos know that paying ransomware in some cases the only solution is.

A recommendation which earlier also by the Computer Emergency Readiness Team of the US Government (US-CERT) was given.


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