It’s a frightening reality that the ransomware industry is configured just like sectors of the real economy, with producers, resellers, customers and, because it’s a criminal business, victims. It’s this organised nature of ransomware that makes it so difficult to eradicate.
Thinking of eradication is probably not the most effective approach. Just like the infamous “war on drugs”, a more sober way of tackling the dangers of ransomware is to avoid it as much as possible. A sort of “just say no to ransomware” way of protection.
Ransomware readiness: A checklist
Sophisticated bad actor 4IR Tech such as ransomware infiltrate the computer and IT systems of companies and luckily less often, that of individuals, by gaining access through unprotected digital doors.
According to Pieter Rossouw from the IT company Invisible Solutions, it is almost impossible to avoid paying ransomware fees, usually in BitCoin, for the code to release captured files once your systems have been infected.