2016/09/09 11:26 AM

A Federal Trade Commission (FTC) panel said on Wednesday that while the threat of ransomware can be scary, simple “cyber hygiene,” or in other words, routine and basic security measures, are often enough to sufficiently counter these online attacks.

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FTC Panel Talks Ransomware

Nevertheless, the panel did not want to downplay the threat, or the damage ransomware has caused everyday users who have been victimized by attackers

Chad Wilson, the Director of Information Security at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C., did not mince words regarding his feelings toward ransomware. “I’ll sum it up in one word: It’s scary,” Wilson said at the FTC workshop on Tuesday. Speaking about the subject matter in more detail he went on to say:

“It’s a technical problem, they’re attacking us technically. The number of attacks and the sophistication of attacks has…

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