By Bharath Vasudevan, Product Manager, HPE Software-defined and Cloud Group
Crime pays. Or at least that was the thinking of hacker(s) “thedarkoverlord” when attempting to extort Netflix and other major film and television studios, namely ABC and Fox, for an undisclosed amount of money. Using stolen episodes of popular shows such as Orange is the New Black as trade chips, “thedarkoverlord” offered to return Netflix’s captured content in exchange for a ransom.Ransomware is, at this point, common.

All types of companies are capable of being hit, whether they be small businesses in the educational sector, or enterprise manufacturing firms.

Companies have nowhere to hide. Recently the widespread WannaCry ransomware attack affected hundreds of thousands of computers across the globe, including companies such as FedEx.

Although no one should be surprised by cyberattacks such as these, lessons can still be learned to help thwart them.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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