For the vast majority of us, email provides the central hub for our personal and professional internet activities. Unfortunately, as cybersecurity experts (and the growing number of breach victims worldwide) know too well, this means that our email accounts are lucrative targets for malicious hackers.
Ransomware attacks continue to grab headlines in Canada and across the globe every week, targeting organizations in education, healthcare, financial services, and everything in between. In its most basic sense, ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts data so it cannot be accessed until a set ransom amount has been paid by the victim, often in the form of a cryptocurrency called Bitcoin.
It seems that every day we see another headline announcing that a prominent company or public organization has been compromised by a cybersecurity breach, losing sensitive data, public trust, and hundreds of thousands (or even millions) of dollars in the process.