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Ransomware Surveys Fill In Scope, Scale of Extortion Epidemic
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12/11/2016 | 1:13:22 PM
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12/11/2016 | 1:13:05 PM
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kasstri,
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11/28/2016 | 11:12:26 AM
Re: keydown
Thanks for your post, BPID... we hear this same refrain with each new threat type that emerges: Vendors can fix this in software without involving the user. And yet here we are again!
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11/28/2016 | 9:46:54 AM
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Joe Stanganelli
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11/27/2016 | 11:19:40 PM
Re: Ransomware defense strategy
FWIW, virtualized sandboxing has been shown to be an effective countermeasure against ransomware -- and, indeed, that some forms of modern ransomware even actively scan for virtualized instances and decline to install if they find any (lest they be subjected to reverse engineering).
Joe Stanganelli
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11/27/2016 | 11:01:03 PM
Re: Randsomware industry
@Terry: The only way I see regulation having an impact here is if it regulates businesses in certain sectors (e.g., healthcare, financial services, etc.) to specifically refuse to pay ransoms or set limits on the amounts they can pay -- and make the penalties for paying ransoms so substantial that such businesses would be compelled to not so pay.

And, as such, those regulations would be completely unworkable.  If a hospital's data is held ransom, human lives and limbs are at stake.  If a financial services' firm or even a generic Fortune 50 firm is held hostage, the entire global economy is at stake.

If those working in public policy really want to make a difference here, the solution is not regulation or legislation but rather better investment in improving cybersecurity.
Joe Stanganelli
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11/27/2016 | 10:55:36 PM
Re: Randsomware industry
We don't need more regulation or laws here.  This is already covered by existing laws and regulations (standard wire-fraud laws, plus the CFAA, for starters).
Joe Stanganelli
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11/27/2016 | 10:54:30 PM
Re: Ransomware defense strategy
@Dr. T: The whole point goes to understanding.

If you're using an OS based in the command line, whether Unix, old-school MS-DOS, or whatever, you naturally have to know much more about what's going on on your machine than the average MacOSX or Windows user.  As such, you're more of a power user and in general will position yourself better.
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11/27/2016 | 2:47:55 PM
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11/27/2016 | 2:39:58 PM
Re: Ransomware defense strategy
"We need legislation to clearly identify responsibility and the limits of that responsibility. " I agree with this. Added to that it needs to clarify accountability for the offenders.
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