09.06.2016 12:15 Age: 4 yrs

Dr Murdoch Interviewed by BBC News on Ransomware

Dr Steven Murdoch was interviewed by the BBC for a news story concerning ransomware. A Canadian University has confirmed that more than 100 machines had been compromised with ransomware, malicious software that encrypts files on the infected computer and then requires a ransom to be paid before the decryption key is produced. The University decided to pay upwards of £10,000 to hackers in order to restore access to maliciously encrypted data. Dr Murdoch commented that while paying up might be the simplest solution to restore access, it will increase attacks in the future.

The full article is available here.

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