According to the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), many Dutch companies have accepted ransomware attacks, which had a serious economic impact on them.
In accordance with ONGOINGThere are many public services that have been affected by ransomware attacks, such as the water service, which may have an impact on the government and other important structures in the country.
The programs against software Hosted by company files, they have names like LockerGoga, BitPaymer, Ryuk and Sodinokibi. Attackers gain access to the systems through previous infections in corporate systems. They buy this access from others Criminals at cyberspace. Once the attackers manage to invade, they move unnoticed within the company's computer systems.
Before selling a ransomware attack, they make sure they learn as much information as possible about the systems and how a company creates and maintains its backups. These copies are then erased so that the company cannot recover them without the help of the intruders.
When everything is ready, the hackers lock the systems and the company remains unprotected with the only option to pay the ransom to get back archives of. Many times the amount of attackers demand is enormous, but it is better for a company to pay for it than to stop operating until all of its systems are rebuilt from scratch.
There is insufficient security
Those who carry out ransomware attacks are usually criminals who seek to make a lot of money quickly. For this reason they prefer to attack international companies, which have the ability to lend large amounts to ransom, while at the same time their backups and manuals are in English, so they can understand them.
The practice of ransomware was very popular a few years ago and while it has been declining, it is now starting to recover dynamically. The difference is that attackers are now mainly targeting companies to make more money. Companies are also often an easy target for criminals, as most do not take appropriate measures to protect their systems.
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