Now that the ‘No way josé’ solutions against ransomware [regular back-ups, virtualisation of servers, and tight intrusion controls et al.] have become so widely known, and ransomware having evolved to be more of the APT kind (incubating for up to six months before striking — undoing your back-up strategy), a new look at the root cause of the harrassment:
Ransomware is a Monster. Being a thing that refuses to fit a single category for neat classification (sociology/science definition/term).
Which may seem odd, but consider:
- It (?) uses Confidentiality-sloppyness to enter;
- It undoes Integrity;
- Its payload aims at destruction of Availability, both in the Immediate and the Reasonably-timely kinds.
- [Bonus: It doesn’t care about (your) morality but strikes even (?) at hospitals et al.]
Capice? … Oh, you wanted a Solution, or a Morale. Maybe something with Blended Defense / Step Up Your Game or so. Well, be my guest …, and:
[The ultimate Up Yours [ , Planning Commission of Racine!], by of course the venerable Frank Lloyd Wright]