The new economics of data protection in a world of ransomware

In pure economic terms, the authors of the 7ev3n ransomware may have overpriced their product. Backups will cost you less than falling victim to an attack.

Bob Covello reports.

7ev3n ransomware demands 13 Bitcoins in payment, wreaks havoc on Windows PCs

Ransomware authors are not only upping the ante with regards to their ransom demands. They are also designing their malware to leave a lasting impact on their victims’ computers.

David Bisson reports.