S2E2: The Scoop on Ransomware

Tune in to find out what exactly ransomware is, who these attackers are, and why and how they do it. Nathan and Ham discuss recent large attacks by groups such as REvil and WannaCry. Hear about the far-reaching effects these attacks can have and how people and businesses can protect themselves.

The episode concludes with a chat about cybersecurity tactics such as cyber insurance and ransomware negotiators. Both are ways that businesses can protect themselves in the event of a ransomware attack. Lastly, hear the latest on ransomware news and more from Mercy.


News Sources:

Story 1:

Vaas, Lisa. "Crystal Valley Farm Coop Hit with Ransomware." ThreatPost, 22 September 2021, https://threatpost.com/crystal-valley-farm-coop-hit-with-ransomware/174928/

 

Story 2:

Gatlan, Sergiu. "Transnational Fraud Ring Stole Millions from Army Members, Veterans." Bleeping Computer, 3 October 2021, https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/transnational-fraud-ring-stole-millions-from-army-members-veterans/

 

Story 3:

Quach, Katyanna. "Google to Auto-Enroll 150m Users, 2m YouTubers with Two-Factor Authentication." The Register, 6 October 2021, https://www.theregister.com/2021/10/06/google_twofactor_authentication/