If You Get Hacked, Avoid the Temptation to Pay Ransomware, Says Kaspersky Exec
Costin Raiu, the director of the global research and analysis team at cybersecurity and anti-virus provider Kaspersky spoke to CTech about the coronavirus (Covid-19). The number of brute force attacks on remote desktops in quarantined countries increased from around 30 million in February to almost 100 million in March, according to Kaspersky’s data
Adi Pick | 10:34 01.05.2020
In the event that you or your data gets hacked, do not pay the ransomware, advised Costin Raiu, the director of the global research and analysis team at cybersecurity and anti-virus provider Kaspersky. “The problem with ransom is that it works — it gives the cybercriminal incentive to keep hacking,” Raiu said in a Thursday interview with CTech. “Our main advice is to not pay the ransom, even though it can be very enticing to just do it and get it over with. Instead, wait for a while, it is possible that the necessary encryption tools will become available to solve your problem,” he said.