eWeek: The True Cost of Ransomware is Much More Than Just the Ransom

eWeek: The True Cost of Ransomware is Much More Than Just the Ransom. “In a ransomware attack, an attacker is able to install malware that encrypts data on a victim’s system. The victimized system will then have a message on it, instructing the user to pay the ransom, in order to decrypt the data. While ransom payments are a core part of the ransomware model, they are likely the smallest financial component in terms of the actual impact that organizations face in the aftermath of an attack.”