Growing Threat of Ransomware

Has some in your company been hit with MALVERTISING? Using a website that uses false advertisements to inject Ransomware into your computer.

Malvertising is becoming more sophisticated and prevalent--and is the vehicle of choice for injecting ransomware.
As these attacks increase, you need to be able to recognize the patterns and disarm the threat within seconds before your company data is held hostage.

Malvertising is increasing in sophistication and prevalence, and often being used to distribute ransomware. According to the FBI, criminals are netting an estimated $325–500 million a year through these scams. But while the FBI is warning of a rise in ransomware, they are at a loss when it comes to how to handle it: “The ransomware is that good,” says Joseph Bonavolonta, the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s CYBER and Counterintelligence Program in its Boston office. “To be honest, we often advise people just to pay the ransom.”

As malvertising-based infections (including ransomware) in businesses increase, questions will arise on who is accountable – ad networks, site owners, or owners of the ad content? If your company is a victim, and the FBI is just advising to pay the ransom, can you begin to seek legal remedy against the ad networks or content owners that were the vector for the infection?

Sky Technology works with our clients to provide a better understanding of the impact of malvertising and ransomware. It will also tackle some of the biggest misconceptions, latest tactics/incidents, how these attacks are delivered and why your company may be at risk without you even knowing it.

Our advanced Security tools allow us to block and quarantine these types of attacks.

Contact Sky Technology Group to discuss how we can help your company.