How to Be a Cyber Criminal: Ransomware Scams

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In our podcast series, How to Be a Cyber Criminal, we delve into the minds of cyber attackers. In this week’s episode, we explore ransomware scams. 

The FBI put out a report saying that more than 4,000 ransomware attacks have occurred daily since January 2016. If hit with a ransomware attack, would you pay the ransom?


In this episode, we hear from past guests Christopher Budd, Principal at Christopher Budd Security, and Ryan Kalember, EVP, Cybersecurity Strategy at Proofpoint.

What we talked about:

  • What ransomware is & why people pay
  • How to pay your ransomware attacker
  • Professionalism among cyber criminals -- Some have stopped attacking the healthcare industry during COVID-19

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