Baltimore Ransomware Attack

A recent ransomware attack on the city of Baltimore’s IT infrastructure (the second attack in a year), highlights the need to implement security counter measures aligned with the most likely threats to the organization. Ransomware detection, prevention and response control measure should be a priority for all organizations, before more sophisticated controls are considered in other areas.

Likely Threat(s): Criminals
Likely Motive(s): Fraud
Likely Means: Malware(Trojan) injected via unknown means
Opportunities: Recommended opportunities under development

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