Cybercrimes, under the shelter of the internet are extending the spectrum of criminal activities, with cyber actors continuously engineering innovative methods of disrupting government, entertainment and commerce. In such an evolving cybercrime landscape, ransomware attacks are becoming particularly pervasive. An actual fortune 500 company, fictitiously referred to as Willy Wonka Incorporated, was the target of a ransomware attack in the summer of 2017. The hackers infiltrated the internal network, encrypted the operating system code across several servers, and initiated digital chaos. The servers were eventually restored and company operations were reestablished, but not before several weeks of turmoil.
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Posted on 3/20/2018