Two-Thirds Of Companies Pay Ransomware Demands

Posted by HardOCP News 10:30 AM (CDT)

Wednesday September 07, 2016

Can you guys believe this? Apparently you can't trust scumbag cybercriminals to unencrypt your files after you've paid them money. What is this world coming to?

The majority of organizations which become infected by ransomware will give into the demands of cybercriminals for reasons ranging from the importance of the encrypted data to the perceived low costs of ransom payments. However, some companies have discovered the hard way that cybercriminals are not to be trusted, with many only paying hackers to unencrypt their files only to find that they never get their data back.