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CYBER SMART: How much does the average ransomware bribe equal?

May 27th, 2016


Question of the Week: How much does the average ransomware bribe equal?

Answer: About $500

How much are you willing to pay to gain back control over your data? While the answer is different for everyone and the cost to decrypt a device varies, the cost today averages around $500. Watch out for malvertising and phishing emails and follow best practices for least privileged, application whitelisting, and privileged account management to reduce risk.

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Jordan True

Jordan is a social media strategist, digital community manager and a lover of all things IT. She currently manages the Social Media Program at Thycotic and loves to connect with technology communities online and at enterprise IT events. Addicted to the outdoors, you can find Jordan on the running trails in her free time or sharing the latest InfoSec buzz on Twitter @ThycoticJordan.

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