2016: Year of the Cybercriminal

US$1,000,000,000. That’s the estimated cost of ransomware to individuals and businesses in 2016. In the first quarter of 2016 alone, ransomware cost organizations US$209 million. Keep in mind that ransomware is just one type of cybercriminal activity. Although final numbers for 2016 are not yet known, based on the frequency … READ MORE

Brian Heckert January 4th, 2017

Ransomware Hits Light-rail System, Resulting in Lost Revenue

Ransomware really gets around, faster than even the best form of mass transportation can move busy commuters to work. Recently, ransomware caused the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority (SFMTA) light-rail system to lose revenue when the organization shut down ticket machines and fare gates as a precaution to the malware … READ MORE

Brian Heckert December 6th, 2016
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