In our last article, we described the recent situation many organizations hit by the WannaCry strain of ransomware experienced – and the possible responses. In some cases, organizations simply chose to pay the ransom of $300 – a mere pittance compared to the value of lost data. But WannaCry was not ransomware targeting businesses; it was focused on impacting individuals. Thus, the extremely low ransom. In many ways, organizations hit by WannaCry were lucky.
But the next ransomware variant may not be so nice.