Expert Comments on FBI Ransomware Report

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According to a report cited by Bank Info Security publisher ISMG and in comments made directly to the WSJ,the FBI is reporting that ransomware is surging.  Here to comment on this news is security expert, John Gunn.

John Gunn, VP of Communications, VASCO Data Security, comments:

With hacking such as ransonware, it’s almost always a game of numbers. If the odds of being a victim are close to 1 in 100,000, then most users will remain remarkably reckless in how they behave – the sites that they visit and the apps that they download. These are the same people that would never send their child to the park alone or visit certain parts of the city, yet they engage in very high risk behavior with their devices and wonder why they become a victim.
VASCO_logo_horVASCO is a world leader in providing two-factor authentication and digital signature solutions to financial institutions. Many of the top 100 global banks rely on VASCO solutions to enhance security, protect mobile applications and meet regulatory requirements. VASCO also secures access to data and applications in enterprise environments, and provides tools for application developers to easily integrate security functions into their web-based and mobile applications. VASCO enables more than 10,000 customers in 100 countries to secure access, manage identities, verify transactions, and protect assets across financial, enterprise, E-commerce, government and healthcare markets.

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