The ACSC, Australian Cyber Security Centre Warns Aussies Attacks Are On The Rise While Working From Home
This information on risks, impacts and preventative actions associated with ransomware incidents is intended to inform Australian small to medium businesses, industry organisations and Commonwealth entities.The preventative measures outlined below can also be applied to Australian individuals seeking to protect themselves against ransomware incidents.
Ransomware can cripple organisations that rely on computer systems to function, by encrypting all connected electronic devices, folders and files and rendering systems inaccessible. Cybercriminals will then demand a ransom in return for the decryption keys, often in the form of untraceable cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Cybercriminals may also demand payment of a ransom to prevent public release of data stolen during the incident.Ransomware is one of the most frequent and damaging types of malware, demonstrated by cybercriminals’ success in gaining access to networks and taking money directly from the pockets of Australians.
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October 27, 2020