To pay or not to pay – that’s the question as ransomware attacks rise

There is rarely a day that goes by when there isn’t a major local, national or international story about a well know organisation being hit by a cyber attack that has huge potential to disrupt the business and damage their brand.

In the past few weeks alone we’ve seen Eurovision fans in a panic after announced some of its hotel partners had been targeted by phishing scams; high street retailers WH Smith and JD Sports revealing that employee and customer data had been accessed by hackers; and perhaps most notably Royal Mail being hit with a huge ransomware demand by predominantly Russian speaking crime groups which had blocked access to critical files and stolen huge amounts of sensitive data.

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Source: The Irish News