Has ransomware become the Chicken Little of the security industry?

How do we get rid of the problem of overplaying the ransomware threat, if indeed it is actually being overplayed?

Just today SCMagazineUK.com reported how Avecto research had revealed that 30 percent of UK councils suffered at least one ransomware attack in 2015. That is big news.That Smart TVs have been infected by the Flocker ransomware maybe less so. Unless it’s your TV that is asking for cash to start working properly again of course.

That ransomware is a problem cannot be doubted. Whether the current level of media coverage, fuelled by vendor press releases, is doing more harm than good is more open to debate..

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