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Sep 2015 - IDC PeerScape - Doc # AP257540

IT Security: Ransomware

Author: Simon Piff Vice President of Security Practice
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Ransomware is rapidly emerging as a new variant of malware that can wreak havoc on personal productivity by locking users out of their own files until a "ransom" is paid to the attacker. Even then, not all attackers will release the files, and so a more targeted approach to dealing with, and hopefully avoiding, the impact of ransomware is called for. This report provides five best practices that organizations can adopt to reduce the potential impact of this particularly insidious type of attack.

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