Monday on “The Source” — In December, Rackspace ransomware group It took customer data. The group may have kept this data in exchange for a ransom, but the company has not disclosed either method due to the FBI investigation.
Unfortunately, this is nothing new. in 2022nearly half of all data breaches started with stolen credentials. ransomware attack It targets businesses, hospitals, and non-profits, and holds data from customers and employees for ransom purposes. Overall ransomware damage could exceed $30 billion by 2023. many people believe The FBI may not have enough manpower to deal with these ransomware attacks. That’s where an informal, mostly self-taught coalition of code crackers comes into play.
Renee Dudley and Daniel Golden have written a book about this group of people. “The Ransomware Hunting Team: An unlikely crusade of a band of misfits to save the world from cybercrimeis the story of a code cracker who works tirelessly to protect cyber storage.
Who Are These Code Crackers? What Is Ransomware? What can individuals do to protect themselves from ransomware attacks? Why are private citizens, and not federal agencies, the primary defenders of ransomware?
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*This interview will be recorded on Monday, December 19th.