As the the continuing rash of Ransomware attacks plague us, one group has been delivered a hit that likely won’t stop them but it might slow them down!
While there are still many other cybercriminal gangs out there, the group REvil was hit by a multinational task force as you can read in the article below. This might make the others realize the noose is tightening.
But what does this really mean? In my opinion it means that these hackers world is getting smaller as countries unite to fight back. Considering how small the world is when you think of these criminals sitting behind a keyboard anywhere in the world but yet able to communicate as if they were sitting next to each other, it makes for a small, tight line of hackers working in unison.
Will they ever be able to be fully stopped, not likely, but if they can be ‘contained’ then maybe the world can begin to function with a little less fear. And hopefully more of them get busted, and the circle gets smaller!
Most importantly, it is up to you, the business people and personal users out there to tighten up your security, educate yourself and your employees and don’t live in fear. There is a lot you can do to protect yourself, it’s as easy as making a call or sending an email to find out how!