Ransomware attacks on the rise, targeting both individuals and organizations

  • Published on May 15, 2019
  • According to the Department of Homeland Security, ransomware is the fastest growing malware threat, targeting both individuals and organizations. Senior technology reporter for ProPublica, Renee Dudley, joins CBSN to talk about how some data recovery firms pay hackers' ransoms -- often without telling their clients.

Comments • 24

  • Jason Hemway
    Jason Hemway Month ago +1

    *Gets rocket science cap on* A company working to help victims who regularly deal with the same hacker groups must have a business relationship with them. My head just exploded.

  • Oliver Giang
    Oliver Giang Month ago

    rrr haha

  • Karen O
    Karen O Month ago

    THIS WAS A MOVIE! Maybe they wrote it?

  • Nathaniel Anderson
    Nathaniel Anderson Month ago

    I like Utube. But I can't stand Facebook. I signed off as soon as I found out that they were responsible for distribution of the false propaganda during the 2016 election, the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and the fact that Mark Zuckerberg doesn't understand why he is responsible. He owns a media distribution platform, just like, CBS, NBC, or a radio station. He should be liable for the distribution of slanderous materials. I lost some friends because of Facebook. As a result, I am not going to have any friends, or share any thing with anyone, on any other social media outlet. I will comment, just so I can document how I feel, and what my point of view is on Issues and content. I will never go back on Facebook. I sincerely hope that Utube does not disappoint me in the same way. I hope that all advertising is screened, and Soviet Union style propaganda, is not distributed on this platform. So far, everything is going well. I don't like lies. It is a waste of time to listen to them.

  • Lauren Padgett
    Lauren Padgett Month ago

    This would then be a legit indictable criminal enterprise. Do not negotiate with terrorists. The Iranian's are contracted from someone with motive, then.

  • nosuchthing8
    nosuchthing8 Month ago

    So it will be a tax on us all

  • Pure Ostension
    Pure Ostension Month ago +3

    Don’t pay the ransom! We can get you data back. *for double the ransom

  • david wilson
    david wilson Month ago


  • Christopher
    Christopher Month ago +1

    Anti American Silicon Valley cannot be trusted with the secrets of America.

  • Michael🇺🇸
    Michael🇺🇸 Month ago +3

    Speaking of attacks....Democrats- Stop attacking our guys for wearing MAGA hats. We don't attack your guys for wearing dresses.

    • Đeath Vader
      Đeath Vader Month ago

      Stop wearing a target on your head.

    • Michael🇺🇸
      Michael🇺🇸 Month ago

      @Justin Norton the last school shooting was a Lgbt nutcase

    • nosuchthing8
      nosuchthing8 Month ago +1

      You DO attack people that wear dresses. Look at Charlottesville. And school shootings. And attacks on jewish people. And.....

    • Justin Norton
      Justin Norton Month ago

      No, you just commit mass shooting and plan terrorist attacks.

    • Christopher
      Christopher Month ago

      Good point, American patriot.

  • Vivek Kayastha
    Vivek Kayastha Month ago

    *.BUFAS file extension from Chinese Hackers

    HOMER DRUMPF Month ago

    Good thing I use Windows 10

    • Aftab arif
      Aftab arif 21 day ago

      I use windows 10.. Lost all my files by ransomeware...

    • GamingTV
      GamingTV Month ago

      it mostly happens to systems that's connected to wifi internet, anyone can spoof your radio signal

  • Make Racists Afraid Again

    I transferred all my pictures onto disks.
    I don't care about anything else on my computer. I wouldn't pay a dime.

    • Đeath Vader
      Đeath Vader Month ago


    • nosuchthing8
      nosuchthing8 Month ago

      Actually there are some special dvd burning setups that can last centuries

    • Felipe M.
      Felipe M. Month ago

      Discs expire between 10 to 30 years time and Disks while more reliable, can eventually get corrupted.
      If you think either of these solutions last for a lifetime, you hot another thing coming.

  • 1k subs without videos challenge

    Wait what