SC Magazine: Alive and Kickin’

October 2, 2017 — Alive and Kickin’

Robert Capps, VP at NuData, contributes with his expert comments on this article covering the health of ransomware and what that means in today’s cybersecurity world.

“There’s a natural technical evolution in ransomware that’s underway, driven by the success and failures of recent mass-scale campaigns to hold users ransom,” says Robert Capps, authentication strategist, vice president, NuData Security. “With so many organizations all anteing up in Bitcoin simultaneously, the perpetrators struggled to collect their ill-gotten gains and decrypt their victims’ machines, and some deadlines weren’t hit – the bad actors were simply immobilized by the success of their campaigns.” Since ransomware campaigns work if attackers can deliver on their promise to unlock files, “if they don’t deliver, future victims will be unlikely to cough up the ransom,” says Capps. “ I think the cybercriminals are acutely aware of this fact, and are stepping up their game.” So, unbutton your collars and take off your Sunday best, we won’t be attending ransomware’s funeral any time soon.

 For the complete article, go here.