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Ransomware Set to Resurge As Firms Pay Off Attacks

The incidence of pay-offs is fueling hackers' focus

Ransomware may be poised to return as a top scourge for companies, as more and more of them pay up after an attack in an effort to minimize the cost of recovery.

That’s just one insight gleaned from an interview at RSA Conference 2019 last week with Josh Zelonis, senior analyst at Forrester Research. Threatpost sat down with Zelonis to discuss looming threats to corporate security, especially those that may not be that well-known.

According to Zelonis, ransomware attackers often share information about their attacks and which companies are vulnerable. A new trend of victims paying off the ransoms could reverse the wane in ransomware attacks that has been seen in the last year or so, he said.

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