Session Title: Ransomware: The ‘Uber-ization’ of the Bad Guy
Data is everywhere, and the more data we have, the more vulnerable we become. Hackers recognize this vulnerability and are developing ransomware viruses to hold personal and business data hostage that will require payment (or “ransom”) for its safe return. These attacks have become so successful that the hacking industry has created ~$1B in revenue this year.
The scariest part? These attacks don’t entail sophisticated technology. With Uber, you only need a car and a smartphone to enter the ride sharing service. Similarly, a ransomware virus only requires a mailing list of potential targets to get off the ground. “Ransomware-as-a-Service” offerings are also being created to serve as a one-stop-shop for hacking resources.
Join us in this session at Carbonite to better understand what a ransomware attack is, the importance of proactively protecting your data, and most importantly, how to get your data back after an attack. The Carbonite office is on the 6th floor in the Lafayette City Center building (right next to the Hyatt Regency Boston), located at 2 Ave de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111, on the corner of Avenue de Lafayette and Washington Street. We’re easily accessible via the Green Line (Boylston and Park Street T stops) and Orange Line (Downtown Crossing and Chinatown T stops). If you choose to drive, there is also a parking garage located at 1 Ave de Lafayette – the cost ranges as follows (full details can be found here).