Ransomware threats still a major worry for providers
According to the FBI, ransomware victims paid a total of $209 million in the first quarter of 2016, while the producers of the CryptoWall ransomware attack generated more than $300 million in 2015 alone, according to executives of TrapX Security, which is working on a ransomware defense offering.
Vendors now are offering defense approaches and decryption tools, some at no charge, to help those victimized by ransomware. Here’s a list of vendors and their offerings.
AVG’s new free tools are for the decryption of six current ransomware strains: Apocalypse, BadBlock, Crypt888, Legion, SZFLocker, and TeslaCrypt. The page offers guidance in identifying the type of ransomware by the messages appearing on the computer screen.
The information and tools can be found here.