By: Stacy Dunn | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2019
In 2019, nine different major American cities were hit by ransomware, including Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
What is ransomware?
Ransomware is a computer virus or malware that threatens to publish or block access to your data unless a ransom is paid. Hackers are after anything of value: money, trade secrets, intellectual property, personal information and/or customer records.
How does it happen?
Ransomware can be the result of many different factors, but often comes from a phishing email, a malicious download or a software security hack.
Who is a target?
Anyone. Most common targets are small-to-medium businesses, school districts, municipalities, healthcare agencies and financial institutions.
What if you are attacked?
Invest in your business security. RCBbank.com/Security
Opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of the author, meant for generic illustration purposes only. For specific questions regarding your business security needs, call RCB Bank at 855-226-5722. Member FDIC.
Stacy Dunn is the endpoint security administrator for RCB Bank, since 2017. She manages endpoint client protection, provides support for email, troubleshoots functionality, researches security trends, and writes policies and procedures on how to anticipate possible security breaches. Before RCB Bank, she was a manager for GameStop for six years where she developed her technical skills in troubleshooting equipment, hardware, software and general information technology.
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