Cyber extortion is a form of blackmail in which victims of an IT attack are forced to pay to avoid its effects. The most common type of cyber extortion is ransomware, which is so popular among cybercriminals that it’s become a billion-dollar industry.
With the majority of attacks originating from emails that include corrupt attachments or links and new strains of ransomware constantly appearing, it’s become fundamental to have advanced security policies and solutions in place.
Download our whitepaper, The Practical Security Guide To Prevent Cyber Extortion, to understand:
- How cybercriminals use ransomware for attacks
- What to do if you are a victim of cyber extortion
- Panda Security’s 5 recommendations to prevent cyberattacks