No More Ransom (www.NoMoreRansom.org), this is a new online portal to educate the general public the dangers that lurk online and how the solutions available to them should they fall victim to ransomware.
The portal was set up through a collaboration of the Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab. It also marks the first step in planned cooperation between the law enforcement agents and the private sector fighting the increasing incidences of ransomware attack to the general public.
Ransomware is a type of malware that locks the victims’ computer or encrypts their data, demanding them to pay a ransom in order to regain control over the affected device or files. Ransomware is a top threat for EU law enforcement: almost two-thirds of EU Member States are conducting investigations into this form of malware attack. While the target is often individual users’ devices, corporate and even government networks are affected as well. The number of victims is growing at an alarming rate: according to Kaspersky Lab, the number of users attacked by crypto-ransomware rose by 550%, from 131 000 in 2014-2015 to 718 …read more