Ransomware Raises The Bar Again

Ransomware just got even more real: it’s now the number one attack vector in the financial services sector, which traditionally has been considered a model industry for best security practices.

Some 55% of financial services firms recently surveyed by SANS report ransomware as the top attack threat, followed by phishing (50%), which previously held the top spot. More than 32% of financial firms say they’ve lost anywhere from $100,000 to a half-million dollars due to ransomware attacks.

Source: http://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/ransomware-raises-the-bar-again-/d/d-id/1327138?_mc=RSS_DR_EDT