Ryuk Ransomware Decryptor Bug Could Lead To Loss Of Data

In response to reports that recent changes to the Ryuk ransomware encryption process resulted in a decryptor bug that could lead to data loss, an expert offers perspective below.


EXPERTS COMMENTS
James McQuiggan, Security Awareness Advocate,  KnowBe4
December 11, 2019
Incident response programs need to include ransomware attacks.
The criminals behind Ryuk are evolving their attack vectors to reduce the time to encrypt data and in doing so, have caused an issue of destroying the data at the same time. Criminals want money and whether or not your data is maintained is not their concern; just getting the payday. Is there honor among thieves? If the public is aware that the encryption process destroys their files, they will n ....
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