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Pay Up Or Never See Your Data Again: Ransomware Raises The Stakes
Date / Time: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 1:00 PM New York/10:00 AM San Francisco
Overview:

Youíve heard the stories, or maybe know someone who has experienced having their laptop or workstation held for ransom by criminals you canít even see but have literally locked out the victim with nasty ransomware malware, demanding payment to release it. The most onerous such threat is CryptoLocker, which encrypts the victimís local drive and network shares with strong asymmetric encryption and demands the victim pay a fee to unlock them. And even if you dutifully pay the ransom fee to the attacker, thereís no guarantee you will ever retrieve the data on your machine.

So how can you prevent or defend against this nasty and more destructive form of ransomware? In this episode of Dark Reading Radio, Lance James, a renowned security expert and head of cyber intelligence at Deloitte & Touche, will provide a peek at his upcoming presentation for Black Hat USA on new research and developments on how the threat intelligence community has responded to CryptoLocker such as the creation of a near-time tracking of the ransomware operationís infrastructure, and what can be done in the future to defend against this potentially devastating attack.



Speaker(s):
Lance James, renowned security expert and head of cyber intelligence at Deloitte & Touche.
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