Like many people I’ve heard about Ransomware and had a surface understanding about how it worked based on seeing these scenarios play out on recent episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and Homeland— you click on a link through an email or malicious website, the hacker then locks all your files until you pay a ransom.
As someone who works for a tech company (as a Project Manager) our security team is always talking about how ransomware is a huge threat to organizations. It wasn’t until recently when I saw a real life example of ransomware play out when one of our clients got infected. Here are a few things I learned from this incident:
The most important thing I learned is that this can impact anyone. We are all vulnerable, no matter if you are a home user or work at an organization, if you are the HR person, or a sales person, we are all at risk and need to remain vigilant.