Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Governance & Risk Management , ISMG Security Report

Ransomware Gangs Find Fresh Ways to Make Victims Pay

Also: Preventing Digital Currency Counterfeits; Healthcare Privacy Framework Proposed
Ransomware Gangs Find Fresh Ways to Make Victims Pay
Sodinokibi ransom note (Source: Malwarebytes)

The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes how criminals keep finding new ways to make ransomware victims pay.

In this report, you'll hear (click on player beneath image to listen):

  • ISMG's Mathew Schwartz outline how ransomware-wielding gangs continue to find innovative new ways to extort cryptocurrency;
  • Jim Cunha of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on preventing criminals from counterfeiting digital currency;
  • Jennifer Covich Bordenick, CEO of the eHealth Initiative, discuss a draft privacy framework that addresses gaps in legal protections for consumer health data that falls outside of HIPAA's regulatory umbrella.

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Fridays. Don't miss the Aug, 28 and Sept. 4 editions, which respectively discuss the unusual case against the former Uber CSO and the lessons learned from Equifax's massive data breach three years ago.

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under a Creative Commons license.

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