The Rising Tide of Ransomware presented at SCcongressToronto 2014

by John Shier,

Summary : Ransomware has taken the place of fake anti-virus as the scam du jour for Eastern European criminals. From Dr. Popp to Oleg Pliss, we’ll look at the long sordid history of holding people's PCs for ransom and the techniques being used to ensnare victims today. Learn about the different variants across Windows, Mac, Android and iOS, discuss the encryption techniques being utilized, how cash is laundered and the methods being used to infect victims. Social engineering is a major component of these scams, but they do not solely rely on trickery. Find out what technologies your organization needs to protect against these threats.